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.

Boštjan Udovič and Jana Arbeiter on Smart Specialisation Strategy at the Challenges of Europe Conference

Boštjan Udovič and Jana Arbeiter from CIR participated at the 12th International Conference ‘Challenges of Europe: Innovative Responses for Resilient Growth and Competitiveness’, which took place in Brač between 17 and 19 May 2017; presenting a paper entitled ‘Smart specialisation strategy – The case of small country’.

26. May 2017 | News

A Paper on Small States and Parliamentary Diplomacy Published in Mediterranean Quarterly

Zlatko Šabič, Ana Bojinović Fenko and Petra Roter from the Centre of International Relations published a paper entitled 'Small states and parliamentary diplomacy: Slovenia and the Mediterranean' in the 2016 December issue of Mediterranean quarterly.

24. May 2017 | News

Maja Bučar from CIR Arguing for Impactful Collaborative Research between EU and India at the EqUIP Event in New Delhi

Maja Bučar, head of the Centre of International Relations (CIR), participated at the EqUIP (EU-India Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities) event in New Delhi during 8 and 9 March 2017. Dr Bučar was a panel speaker in a session on ‘Collaborative Research with Impact – The Value of Global Research Collaboration’.

18. April 2017 | News

Call for Papers for the 4th AIB-CEE Chapter Conference on the Changing Global Landscape and Regional Cooperation

The 4th AIB-CEE Chapter Conference on the Changing Global Landscape and Regional Cooperation will take place between 26 and 28 September 2017 in Ljubljana. The conference will be preceded by the 1st AIB-CEE Chapter doctoral and junior faculty development workshop on ‘Relevance and Rigor in IB Research: Capturing CEE Context Richness’ on 26 September 2017. You are kindly invited to submit your work no later than by 15 June 2017.

6. April 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