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.

Nina Pejič Participated in the CCPIT Training Program on Economic Globalisation in China

Nina Pejič, a Junior Researcher at CIR, took part in the training program hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Training Centre. The training was held in Beijing, China, between 6 and 27 June 2018. It focused on the economic globalisation and the ‘Made in China 2025’ program for countries along the Belt and Road Initiative.

14. July 2018 | News

Nina Pejič Gives a Lecture on Nationalism in Kosovo at the Summer School Academia Aestiva Internationalis

Nina Pejič, a Junior Researcher at the Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, gave a lecture called ‘Toxic nationalisms: a case of Kosovo’ at the summer school Academia Aestiva Internationalis on 4 July 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In an interactive lecture, the participants were discussing the land ownership, history, mythology and perceptions surrounding the territory of Kosovo.

14. July 2018 | News

New Book on The Role of Innovation Policy in Building National Competitiveness

A new book titled 'THE ROLE OF INNOVATION POLICY IN BUILDING NATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS: The experience of Slovenia and Montenegro' edited by Maja Bučar and Danijela Vojinović Jaćimović has been published by the Publishing House of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

3. July 2018 | News

A Handbook for Teachers on Sustainable Development Goals and Migration

Under the mentorship of Maja Bučar, head of CIR, and Adriana Aralica from SLOGA platform, two projects have been conducted: 'Global goals for sustainable local development' (2018) and 'Global for local – local for global' (2017). In both projects, interdisciplinary groups of students from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, prepared a handbook for teachers on sustainable development goals and migration.

4. June 2018 | 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.

TP Evalvacija/vrednotenje ukrepov, ki se izvajajo v okviru Programa razvoja podeželja RS za obdobje 2014-2020

prof.dr. Maja Bučar | 1. January 2018 - 31. December 2018

Mlada raziskovalka Nina Pejič

Nina Pejič | 1. November 2017 - 31. October 2021

Analytical tools for S4 revision in 2018

Head: izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | Period: 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2017

Slovenian scientists home and abroad

Head: prof.dr. Zlatko Šabič | Period: 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2018

EU/Europe for Citizens: PopEU - Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? Nationalistic populism and its reception in Central Europe

prof.dr. Maja Bučar | 1. September 2017 - 28. February 2019

EU/E+/Jean Monnet-Network: VIADUCT - Enhancing VIsibility of the Academic DialogUe on EU-Turkey

prof.dr. Maja Bučar | 1. September 2017 - 31. August 2020

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

izr.prof.dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko | 1. September 2016 - 31. August 2019

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

izr.prof.dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko | 1. September 2014 - 31. August 2015

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

prof.dr. Zlatko Šabič | 1. October 2013 - 30. September 2016