Centre of International Relations

  • Research Expertise:

    international relations, international economics and international business, politics of international law, diplomacy and human rights, international organisations, and European integration.

  • Research Projects:

    We conduct research at a national and international level. Our research findings are used for strategy and policy design by various organisations as well as included in curricula of several educational institutions.

  • Conferences and Workshops:

    We organise conferences, workshops, and seminars with word-class lecturers from both academia and the business sector. Our researchers are moreover visiting lecturers at various events in Slovenia and abroad.

  • Collections and Journals:

    The Centre issues two collections: CIR Analyses and Acta Diplomatica; as well as the Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD) – a double-blind peer-reviewed quarterly, published in cooperation with Palgrave and an official journal of CEEISA.

CIR Achievements Presented at the FDV Research Day

The FDV Research Day took place on 12 January 2017 at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FDV) as part of the Faculty’s 50th anniversary in research. At the event, which also included a roundtable on ethics in science (focusing on personal data protection), 18 research centres presented their work. As one of the oldest centres at the Faculty (also celebrating its 50th jubilee), CIR prepared a special ‘achievements stand’.

17. January 2017 | News

Anže Burger from CIR Elected as the New National Representative for Slovenia in EIBA Board after Andreja Jaklič Completed her Term at the EIBA 2016 Conference in Vienna

Andreja Jaklič, Anže Burger, Marjan Svetličič and Iris Koleša from the Centre of International Relations (CIR), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, presented CIR’s latest findings in international business (IB) at the EIBA 2016 conference on 'Liabilities of Foreignness vs. the Value of Diversity: Conflict or Complement'.

7. December 2016 | News

Two Round Tables on Europeanization of Western Balkans

DG NEAR event_2016

On 3 and 15 November 2016, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana hosted two Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) sponsored events on Europeanization of Western Balkans (WB). The first round table was focused on the two-way Europeanization path in the Western Balkans, while the second stressed advantages and challenges for the national innovation system in building a competitive industrial strategy.

7. December 2016 | News

Metka Stare's New Book on the Role of Services in Global Value Chains

Metka Stare from the Centre of International Relations recently published a monograph on the ‘Role of Services in Global Value Chains’ in which she addressed the lack of a holistic approach to studying services. The focus of her book is thus on characteristics of pure service value chains, where services and/or service functions master the entire value chain.

6. December 2016 | News

About the Centre

Centre of International Relations (CIR) conducts interdisciplinary research in the fields of international relations, international economics and international business, politics of international law, diplomacy and human rights, international organisations, and European integration. Members of the Centre are top-notch researchers, cooperating with numerous international scientific networks, such as TEPSA, EADI, WISC, EIBA, RESER, CEEISA, EISA, ISA, ECSA, IPSA, ECPR, ILA, and SGIR. CIR researchers are active in several national, European, and international projects – publishing and widely disseminating their research results both in Slovenia and abroad. The Centre also issues several publications: the CIR Analyses and the Acta Diplomatica collections, as well as the Journal of International Relations and Development (an official journal of the Central and East European International Studies Association – CEEISA), which is published in cooperation with Palgrave.

Contact the Secretariat

Phone number: +386 (0)1 580 5255
E-mail: jasna.jugovic(at)fdv.uni-lj.si

First-class researchers from the Centre of International Relations (CIR) regularly publish their findings in established scientific journals and monographies in Slovenia as well as internationally. Several publications by CIR members have received recognitions and awards.

Centre of International Relations (CIR) is active in numerous international networks, including EISA, TEPSA, ECPR, EIBA, EADI, RESER, CEEISA, ISA, WISC, and ILA. Members of the Centre cooperate closely with academics and researchers from all over the World and are engaged in various international research projects.

Analitične podlage za revizijo S4 v letu 2018

docent Anže Burger | 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2017

Slovenski znanstveniki doma in po svetu

redni profesor Zlatko Šabič | 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2018

Strateška razvojno inovacijska partnerstva kot orodje krepitve inovacijske sposobnosti slovenskega gospodarstva

redni profesor Maja Bučar | 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2019

Učinki in perspektive SKP na slovensko kmetijstvo in podeželje

asistent Marko Lovec | 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2019

Mlada raziskovalka Jana Arbeiter

Jana Arbeiter | 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2020

EU/E+/Jean Monnet-Modules: EUenvi - Domestic and External EU Environmental Policy

docent Ana Bojinović Fenko | 1. September 2016 - 31. August 2019

MP/UNDP: Kapuscinski Development Lectures

redni profesor Maja Bučar | 1. April 2015 - 30. April 2015

EU/E+/Jean Monnet-Project: EU4PRIM - Enhased EU content in primary school curricula

docent Ana Bojinović Fenko | 1. September 2014 - 31. August 2015

EU/LLP/Erasmus-Network: PADEMIA - Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe

redni profesor Zlatko Šabič | 1. October 2013 - 30. September 2016

EU/LLP/Jean Monnet- Information and research activities: AcadEU - Post-Yugoslav network on the EU

redni profesor Zlatko Šabič | 1. September 2013 - 31. August 2014