Veselin Mitrović

Year of obtaining the highest degree



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Fields of research

Sociology; bioethics; disaster studies

Current research projects

the COST Action 21137 Ethics in Dementia and the leader of the National research team Ethics in Dementia; Centre for Sociological and Anthropological Research: Religiosity and IVF


The year of receiving the highest degree of professional qualification 2018/23.

Veselin (Luka) Mitrović graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade. He defended his doctoral thesis on 14th of November 2011, on the topic “Social Aspects of ‘Enhancement’ of Human Beings within new Bio-Technological Research” (Mentor: prof. Emeritus dr Marija Bogdanović).

Dr. Mitrović was promoted to Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Sociological Research of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade 2018.

During 2020, he served as director of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade.

Apart from engagement on the national projects financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia since 2022, He is an MC member of the COST Action 21137 Ethics in Dementia and the leader of the National research team Ethics in Dementia.

From 2016 -2021. he has been engaged in the international project COST Action CA15105, “European Medicines Shortages Research Network – addressing supply problems to patients (Medicines Shortages).”

From 2012 to 2016, he was engaged in the international project COST Action IS1201 “Disaster Bioethics.”

In addition to numerous scientific articles and participation at conferences, he has published four scientific monographs.

Mitrović is a member of numerous professional associations and a reviewer for several scholarly journals.

Membership of professional organisations

– Serbian Sociological Society

– International Forum of Teachers UNESCO (IFT UNESCO)

– Steering board of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. Unit Serbia (2011–2016)

Major publications

Mitrović, Veselin. (2023) Homo Experimentalis. Geografija Socioloških eseja. Beograd: Институт друштвених наука.

Kühler, M., Mitrović, V. (2023). For Your Own Good? History, Concept, and Ethics of Paternalism. Zeitschrift für Ethik und Moralphilosophie 6, 123–126.

Mitrović, Veselin (2020) Understanding ‘Euthanasia’ Across Various Medical Practices. In: Kühler, M., Mitrović, V.L. (eds.) Theories of the Self and Autonomy in Medical Ethics. The International Library of Bioethics (83). Springer International Publishing, Dordrecht, pp. 199-214.

Mitrović, Veselin and Zack, Naomi (2018) The Loss of Deontology on the Road to Apathy: Examples of Homelessness and IVF Now, with Disaster to Follow. In: O’Mathúna, D., Dranseika, V., Gordijn, B. (eds) Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories. Advancing Global Bioethics. Advancing Global Bioethics (11). Springer, Cham, pp. 229-240.

Mitrović, Veselin L. and O’Mathúna, Dónal P. and Nola, Iskra A. (2019) Ethics and Floods: A Systematic Review. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 13 (4). pp. 817-828.

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