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.

Petra Roter Included in the List of Experts for the OSCE's Human Dimension Mechanism

Petra Roter from the Centre of International Relations has been added to the list of experts for the human dimension mechanism appointed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). She will act as an expert within the so called Moscow mechanism during a 6-year mandate.

1. March 2017 | News

Marko Lovec on the Politics of the Schengen/Dublin System: The Case of the European Migrant and Refugee Crisis

Marko Lovec from the Centre of International Relations published a chapter on the 'Politics of the Schengen/Dublin System: The Case of the European Migrant and Refugee Crisis' in the 'Border Politic: Defining Spaces of Governance and Forms of Transgressions' publication.

13. February 2017 | News

A CIR Project Awarded the Title 'Success Story' by the European Commission

The 'Enhanced EU content in primary school curricula ­– EU4PRIM' project implemented in 2014/2015 by Centre of International Relations (CIR) was selected as a 'success story' by a panel of experts at the Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission. The panel assessed the quality, relevance and overall results of the project – criteria according to which the project EU4PRIM excelled.

20. January 2017 | News

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

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.

Analytical tools for S4 revision in 2018

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

Slovenian scientists home and abroad

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

IMPACTS AND PERSPECTIVES OF CAP ON SLOVENIAN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AREAS

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

Strategic development and innovation partnerships as a tool to strengthen innovation capability of Slovenian economy

Head: redni profesor Maja Bučar | Period: 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