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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.

Melika Mahmutović Wrote About the Role of Civil Society in the Creation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans

A member of CIR Melika Mahmutović prepared a policy brief on the role of the civil society in the creation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, entitled 'Listening to the people: How the Green Agenda Action Plan can do better for the Western Balkans'. In the brief, she emphasizes that the environmental civil society organizations from the Western Balkans play a crucial role in safeguarding local communities from harmful practices and weak environmental protection measures.

28. November 2022 | News

Successful Completion of the International Project 'Tackling Illiberal/Eurosceptic Narratives from Below' Funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme

In August 2022, the 'Tackling Illiberal/Eurosceptic Narratives from Below' project was successfully completed. CIR was one of the project partners in this Europe for Citizens-funded project. The goal of the latter was to investigate the illiberal narratives and Euroscepticism in North Macedonia, Slovenia, Italy and Poland, engage the wider public into the discussion on these topics, as well as give recommendations for improvement and counternarratives.

27. October 2022 | News

Andreja Jaklič Opened the Second Day of EBN TechCamp 2022

Andreja Jaklič from CIR opened the second day of the EBN TechCamp 2022, which took place in Lipica (Slovenia) on 19 and 20 October. In her keynote speech, she focused on the value(s) of sustainability. She shared research findings on the challenges, growth and development of companies in Central and Eastern Europe during the current crisis and guided participants through reflections and methods on how to create value with sustainable solutions.

21. October 2022 | News

New Publication: Analysis of the EU Normative Power in Light of the Revised Enlargement Strategy Towards the Western Balkans (Authors: Ana Bojinović Fenko and Faris Kočan)

Ana Bojinović Fenko and Faris Kočan from CIR published an analysis of the EU normative power in the context of the renewed enlargement methodology towards the Western Balkans. The article is part of the Special Issue of the 'International Problems' journal (Međunarodni problemi), published by the Institute for International Politics and Economics from Belgrade.

4. October 2022 | 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 V5-2259 Globalna prisotnost in domet Slovenije v OZN ARRS

izr.prof.dr. Boštjan Udovič | 1. October 2022 - 30. September 2023

CRP V5-2259 Globalna prisotnost in domet Slovenije v OZN MZZ del

izr.prof.dr. Boštjan Udovič | 1. October 2022 - 30. September 2023

Mlada raziskovalka Gaja Mavri

izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | 1. October 2022 - 30. September 2026

TAP J5-3117 Politična participacija narodnih manjšin in njihovih pripadnikov: primerjalna študija politične participacije slovenskih skupnosti v sosednjih državah RS

izr.prof.dr. Boštjan Udovič | 1. October 2021 - 30. September 2024

TAP J6-3135 Glasba mladih po 1945 in Glasbena mladina Slovenije

izr.prof.dr. Boštjan Udovič | 1. October 2021 - 30. September 2024

EU-EUROTHINK: Tackling ILLIberal/Eurosceptic Narratives from Below – Europe for Citizenc Program

izr.prof.dr. Marko Lovec | 1. June 2021 - 30. September 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: prof.dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko | Period: 1. September 2016 - 31. August 2019