Dr. Tomaž Deželan

Professional sector
  • Youth policy
  • Youth research
Fields of expertise
  • Citizenship and participation
  • Empowerment
  • Ethnic and national minorities
  • European youth policy
  • History of youth work / youth policy
  • Human rights education
  • National youth policy
  • Project and organisational management
  • Social inclusion
  • Young people and the media / information technology
  • Youth and development
  • Youth and gender
  • Youth and the world
  • Youth education and training
  • Youth employment / entrepreneurship
  • Youth information
  • Youth mobility
  • Youth values
Countries of Expertise
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
University of Ljubljana Slovenia
A few words about myself
Vice-Dean for Quality Assurance and Development and Associate Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also acts as a researcher at the Centre for Political Science Research at the same faculty. He is an associate researcher at the University of Edinburgh, School of Law, where he acts as a country expert in the Citsee project, as well as a research partner of the Slovenian Erasmus + Youth in Action National Agency (member of the RAY group), and policy advisor for youth political participation of the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), European Youth Forum (EYF) and the International IDEA. His research interests include citizenship concepts, debates and regimes, new modes of governance, parliamentary cohesion, electoral studies, youth, gender and civil society. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer reviewed articles in international journals (more than 10 indexed in the Web of Science database), more than 20 chapters in scientific edited volumes (more than 10 published by the most distinguished scientific publishers) and authored or co-authored more than 10 scientific monographs. He has experience with international research projects and networks, either as coordinator (4 projects) responsible or as a researcher. Past projects he worked on have been funded by the Slovenian research agency, European Union’s FP6 framework, European Science Foundation of the European Union and various other national agencies. He actively acts as an higher education accreditation expert, EVS accreditation expert and expert evaluator of the European Commission and Erasmus+ National Agency.
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