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.

New Book on the Role of the EU in Peacebuilding in Kosovo by Rok Zupančič and Nina Pejič

EULEX_Rok in Nina

Springer published a new book Limits to the European Union’s Normative Power in a Post-Conflict Society: EULEX and Peacebuilding in Kosovo written by Rok Zupančič and Nina Pejič (a member of CIR). The book, which is freely available online, is a resource for scholars, students and policymakers interested in EU external action in post-conflict societies at the so-called European periphery.

24. April 2018 | News

Jean Monnet Module EU ENVI Takes Full Swing

Polona Bunič

Jean Monnet Module on EU environmental policy titled ‘EU Environmental Policy: Internal and External Dimensions (EU ENVI)’ is held in term of 2016–2019 by Ana Bojinović Fenko from CIR. The module is implemented as a course International Environmental Protection via lectures of the Module holder, the course holder, prof. Zlatko Šabič (also from CIR), and guest lecturers, via 9 May Round Table and a final research paper presentations-based Student Conference.

20. April 2018 | News

Centre of International Relations Presented its Research Findings on Populism in the EU at a Conference in Prague

On 4 April 2018, Nina Pejič from CIR presented the key findings of the Slovenian researchers in the framework of the international project ‘Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? Nationalistic populism and its reception in Central Europe’ in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference was organised by EUROPEUM, one of the five partners in the project, together with researchers from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia.

10. April 2018 | News

Announcing a Publication on Language Policy and Conflict Prevention by Brill Publishing House

Petra Roter from the Centre of International Relations together with Brigitta Busch from the University of Vienna has written a chapter on Language Rights in the Work of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The full text will be available in the book entitled ‘Language Policy and Conflict Prevention’ published by Brill in April 2018.

9. April 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