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.

CIR and TEPSA Organised a National Convention on the Future of Europe

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The Centre of International Relations (CIR) and the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) organised a National Convention on the Future of Europe under the Europe for Citizens programme. The event took place on 3 December 2018 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and attracted more than 170 participants from governmental and non-governmental organisations, embassies, media as well as research and academia.

5. December 2018 | News

Faculty Recognitions for Outstanding Student Achievements and for Pedagogical, Scientific, and Professional Contributions by Employees

At the 19th Honorary Assembly of the Faculty of Social Sciences, which took place on 3 December 2018 in Ljubljana, the faculty recognitions for outstanding student achievements and acknowledgments for the pedagogical, scientific, and professional contributions by employees were awarded. The awardees included 3 students of International Relations and 3 CIR members.

4. December 2018 | News

TEPSA Explainer by Maja Bučar: Making the invisible visible – the EU’s impact on the lives of Slovenian people

In the latest TEPSA Explainer, Maja Bučar (Head of CIR) argues that, since Slovenia has joined the EU, the cohesion and structural funds have made a considerable difference in many areas; yet, often this contribution has remained invisible. She concludes that awareness of the projects co-financed by the EU can be a significant contributor to building support for the EU.

30. November 2018 | News

Maja Bučar in Bucharest a Speaker at a Panel on European Elections 2019 and the Future of Europe

Prof. dr. Maja Bučar, Head of CIR, took part at 'The Future of EU' conference on 22 and 23 November 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. The event was organised by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) and was centred on the upcoming Romanian presidency to the Council of EU. Prof. dr. Bučar spoke at the panel on ‘European Elections 2019 and the Future of Europe’.

27. November 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.

Mladi raziskovalec Faris Kočan

Faris Kočan | 1. December 2018 - 30. November 2022

CRP ITzaSKP – Zasnova informacijskih rešitev v podporo izvajanju Skupne kmetijske politike Evropske unije na podlagi podatkov

doc.dr. Marko Lovec | 1. November 2018 - 31. October 2020

CRP ITzaSKP – Zasnova informacijskih rešitev v podporo izvajanju Skupne kmetijske politike Evropske unije na podlagi podatkov MKGP del

doc.dr. Marko Lovec | 1. November 2018 - 31. October 2020

CRP Premostitev vrzeli v biogospodarstvu: od gozdne in kmetijske biomase do inovativnih tehnoloških rešitev ARRS del

doc.dr. Marko Lovec | 1. November 2018 - 31. October 2021

Mladi raziskovalec Klemen Knez

Klemen Knez | 1. October 2018 - 30. September 2022

EU/E+/SP-HE: VCL4IB - Open Acces Digital Video Case Library for teaching International Business

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

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