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.

  • Slovenian Pre-Presidency Conference (17 and 18 June 2021, online)

    On 1 July 2021, Portugal will hand over the Presidency of the Council of the EU to Slovenia. During the next six months, the Slovenian Presidency will have to sail through troubled waters to address some of the most pressing EU issues, such as the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of the European Green Deal, the digital agenda and EU’s relations with its external partners. To scrutinise the priorities and challenges of the Presidency, CIR and TEPSA will digitally host the Slovenian Pre-Presidency Conference on 17 and 18 June 2021. You are kindly invited to join the discussions.

  • 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.

Announcing a Conference: Anže Burger at Exporters 2021 about Increasing the Value Added in Export to EU Member States

Assoc. prof. dr. Anže Burger, head of CIR, will be one of the speakers at the Exporters 2021 (orig. Izvozniki 2021) conference on 5 October 2021. He will take part at the second panel, addressing the challenges of achieving higher value added in export to EU member states. You can read more about the event on its official website.

27. September 2021 | News

Six Decades of the Past, Six Decades for the Future​ - An International Conference Celebrating 60 Years of Teaching and Researching International Relations in Slovenia

We are kindly inviting you to the 'Six Decades of the Past, Six Decades for the Future​' conference, which will take place between 7 and 9 October 2021 at the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) and online. The conference will celebrate the long tradition of teaching and researching international relations (IR) in Slovenia. Welcome and don't forget to register.

22. September 2021 | News

New Monograph about the 21st Century Diplomacy (Editors: Boštjan Udovič and Jana Arbeiter)

The monograph on Diplomacy in the 21st century (orig. title: Diplomacija 21. stoletja: izhodišča, izzivi, pogledi) edited by assoc. prof. dr. Boštjan Udovič and assist. prof. dr. Jana Arbeiter (both from CIR) is the first work of its kind in Slovenia that aims to fill the gaps in diplomatic studies. The monograph gathers contributions by 17 students in International Relations.

21. September 2021 | News

Meeting of Researchers with Policy-Makers about the Strategic Development and Innovation Partnerships

On Friday, 9 September 2021, researchers from FDV and IER took part in a meeting within the Strategic development and innovation partnerships (SDIP) as a tool to strengthen innovation capability of Slovenian economy project headed by prof. dr. Maja Bučar from CIR. At the meeting, they discussed the methodology for evaluating SDIP's work and contribution to the realisation of the Smart specialisation strategy with policy-makers and representatives of all 9 SDIPs.

11. September 2021 | 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: +386 (0)1 580 5250
Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@ciranilM.anoloP

 

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.

CRP Priprave metodologije in presoja učinkovitosti ukrepov iz naslova Strategije pametne specializacije

izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | 1. September 2021 - 31. August 2023

TAP Prenos norm v EU in Sloveniji – ocena napredka k okoljski in trajnostni preobrazbi

izr.prof.dr. Marko Lovec | 1. September 2020 - 31. August 2023

CRP Prestrukturiranje podjetij: sistem zgodnjega opozarjanja in primeren odziv države MGRT del

izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | 1. November 2019 - 31. October 2020

Prestrukturiranje podjetij: sistem zgodnjega opozarjanja in primeren odziv države

Head: izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | Period: 1. November 2019 - 31. October 2020

Spremljanje in presoja učinkov strateških razvojno-inovacijskih partnerstev

Head: prof.dr. Maja Bučar | Period: 1. November 2019 - 31. October 2022

EU/E+/SP-HE: VCL4IB – knjižnica video študijskih primerov za poučevanje mednarodnega poslovanja (odprt dostop)

Head: prof.dr. Andreja Jaklič | Period: 1. September 2018 - 31. August 2021

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

Jean Monnet Modul: Okoljska politika EU: notranje in zunanje dimenzije (EU ENVI)

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

Evropska unija v šoli

Head: izr.prof.dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko | Period: 1. February 2011 - 31. August 2015