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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.

The AI@MissionCities Project or How to Use Artificial Intelligence for Preparing a Baseline for Climate Neutral Cities

As part of the AI@MissionCities project, students from four faculties at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Biotechnical Faculty, and Faculty of Law) prepared a case study of the use of artificial intelligence to prepare a baseline for climate neutral cities by 2030. They were supported by both pedagogical mentors from the participating faculties and expert mentors from the City of Ljubljana, ELES and Institut "Jožef Stefan".

11. April 2024 | News

Ajda Hedžet, Melika Mahmutović and Ana Bojinović Fenko Presented their Research at the ISA 2024 Conference in San Francisco

CIR members Ajda Hedžet, Melika Mahmutović and Ana Bojinović Fenko attended the annual International Studies Association (ISA) conference in San Francisco from 2 April to 6 April 2024. At the conference, they presented their most current research results.

9. April 2024 | News

The 'EU and Western Balkans: 20 Years after the Big Bang Enlargement' Round Table (A Recording is Available)

On 18 March 2024, CIR organised a round table titled 'EU and the Western Balkans: 20 Years after the Big Bang Enlargement' in partnership with the European Commission, Representation in Slovenia, and the Friends of Western Balkans. Speakers at the round table Borut Pahor, Radmila Šekerinska, and Boris Tadić highlighted the importance of greater mutual understanding and respect, as well as boldness in the (joint!) search for innovative solutions aimed at the integration of the countries of the Western Balkans into the European Union.

19. March 2024 | News

New Publication: A Chapter about Corporate Diplomacy (Authors: Jana Arbeiter and Boštjan Udovič)

Jana Arbeiter and Boštjan Udovič (both CIR members) published a chapter on corporate diplomacy in the Elgar Encyclopedia of Corporate Communication edited by Klement Podnar.

14. March 2024 | 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.

AR NOO TRL 3-6 Hibridne Tehnologije tovarn prihodnosti za zeleni prehod

Project leader at FDV: prof.dr. Andreja Jaklič | External project leader: prof. dr. Janko Slavič, UL FS | Duration: 1. January 2024 - 31. July 2026

CRP V5-2348 Analiza uspešnosti Strateško razvojno-inovacijskih partnerstev (SRIP) in Kompetenčnih centrov. Pregled in ocena delovanja ter priporočila za spremembe in izboljšave - MGTŠ

izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | 1. October 2023 - 30. September 2024

CRP V5-2348 Analiza uspešnosti Strateško razvojno-inovacijskih partnerstev (SRIP) in Kompetenčnih centrov. Pregled in ocena delovanja ter priporočila za spremembe in izboljšave - MKRR

izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | 1. October 2023 - 30. September 2024

CRP V5-2376 Skladnost politik za (trajnostni) razvoj - presoja učinkov slovenskih nacionalnih politik na države v razvoju in na trajnostni razvoj RS - ARIS

doc.dr. Jana Arbeiter | 1. October 2023 - 30. September 2025

EU Reclaiming liberal Democracy in Europe

doc.dr. Faris Kočan | 1. October 2022 - 30. September 2025

Upgrading Global Education Across Subject Areas - GEASA

doc.dr. Jure Požgan | 1. October 2021 - 31. October 2023

Tackling ILLIberal/Eurosceptic Narratives from Below – EUROTHINK

Project leader at FDV: izr.prof.dr. Marko Lovec | External project leader: Marko Lovec (FDV) | Duration: 1. June 2021 - 30. September 2022

Europeanisation meets democracy from below: The Western Balkans on search for new European and democratic Momentum - WB2EU

Project leader at FDV: izr.prof.dr. Marko Lovec | External project leader: Marko Lovec (FDV) | Duration: 1. October 2020 - 31. October 2023

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

Project leader at FDV: prof.dr. Andreja Jaklič | Duration: 1. September 2018 - 31. August 2021