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The European voice for informal carers

Professor and researcher, principal investigator in research program Quality of Life of Social groups, at Institute for Social Sciences at Faculty of Social Sciences University of Ljubljana. Valentina has been very active in faculty scientific management, being a head of director of Institute for Social Science, vice-dean for research and doctoral studies,, head of sociology department. She is also a member of the expert group of EIGE (Working Group on the Gender Equality Index) and of EUROCARERS (European Association working for carers).

Valentina has an extensive knowledge of social methodology, especially on cognitive laboratory techniques, development and evaluation of measurement quality of survey measurement instruments. Lately she focuses on social welfare and informal/formal social care. Her research experience covers projects, focused on reducing old-age social exclusion and active and healthy aging, addressing the needs of informal carers.

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