Jelena Matančević holds a PhD in Social policy and M.A.s in Social Work and Comparative European Social Studies. Her fields of interest as a researcher include civil society, welfare mix and Europeanization.
She is a member of a think tank CERANEO – Centre for Development of Nonprofit Organizations.
- Matančević, J. (2014) Characteristics of the Welfare Mix Model in Social Services in Croatia (Phd Thesis). Zagreb: Faculty of Law
This dissertation deals with the development of pluralism in social services and the specific role of non-profit organizations – public benefit corporations as social service providers. This paper uses welfare mix as a conceptual and theoretical framework. The paper highlights and problematizes the specific qualities of the common legacy of former socialist countries and the specific conditions of development of the welfare system and non-profit sector in Croatia in the post-transition period. The characteristics of the welfare mix model are explored from four aspects: the changes in discourses and predominant ideas; service financing; regulation; and service-provision framework. The welfare mix model characteristics are studied using the examples of two policies: preschool education services and institutional care for the elderly.
- Bežovan, G., Matančević, J., Baturina, D., (2014) Zagreb. Social innovations for social cohesion: transnational patterns and approaches from 20 European cities. In: Evers, A.,Ewert, B. Brandsen, T., (Eds) Liege : EMES, 2014. Str. 31-47.
- Bežovan, G., Matančević, J., Baturina, D., (2014) Varaždin. Social innovations for social cohesion: transnational patterns and approaches from 20 European cities. In: Evers, A.,Ewert, B. Brandsen, T., (Eds) Liege : EMES, 2014. Str. 47-65.
- Matančević, J, Bežovan. G. (2013) Scope and Key Factors of Development of Civil Society in Croatia, Based on Three Research Waves (in Croatian). Revija za socijalnu politiku, vol. 20.
- Matančević, J (2012) Analysis of Approach and Methodology of the International Comparative Civil Sector Research’ (in Croatian) Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, vol. 12.
Welfare Innovations at the local level in favour of cohesion, WILCO (2010-2014)
The WILCO project examined how social innovations develop in European cities as a response to pressing social problems and how these innovations interact with local welfare systems. It was funded by the European Commission under the 7th European Framework Programme and consisted of a consortium of ten countries and two research networks.
Strengthening civil society organisations as stakeholder of welfare mix (2006-2013)
Welfare mix approach raises the issue of involvement of different local stakeholders in provision of social services.
CIVICUS Civil Society Index (2008-2010)
Role: Project coordinator