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.

Ana Bojinović Fenko Contributed to a Book on Europeanisation of the Western Balkans

Palgrave Macmillan published a new book titled ‘The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: A Failure of EU Conditionality?’ (editors: Jelena Dzankic, Soeren Keil and Marko Kmezić). In the volume assoc. prof. dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko from CIR and prof. dr. Bernhard Stahl from University in Passau discuss the European migrant crisis (2015–2016) and analyze the effects of Europeanisation on foreign policies of countries relevant for the so called ‘Balkan route’.

2. October 2018 | News

Metka Stare Recipient of the RESER Lifetime Achievement Award in Service Research

Dr. Metka Stare, Research professor, received a Lifetime achievement award in service research at the 28th International RESER Conference that took place between 20 an 22 September 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the event, she gave a keynote address ‘Reflections on some challenges in service research and beyond’ and presented a paper titled ‘Knowledge intensive business services in GVCs and interrelations with the innovation capability’.

26. September 2018 | News

Eleventh Activity Report of the Advisory Committee under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Assoc. Prof. Petra Roter (Centre of International Relations, Ljubljana, Slovenia) presented to the Committee of Ministers the Eleventh Activity Report of the Advisory Committee under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The biannual report covers the period between June 2016 and May 2018, when she was the president of the Advisory Committee

25. September 2018 | News

New Publication: 'Diaspora Networks in International Business: Perspectives for Understanding and Managing Diaspora Business and Resources'

A new book titled 'Diaspora Networks in International Business: Perspectives for Understanding and Managing Diaspora Business and Resources' has been published by Springer International Publishing. The contributed volume was edited by Maria Elo and Indianna Minto-Coy and includes a chapter by Iris Koleša from Centre of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, titled 'Emigrants from the Western Balkans: The Region’s Money Sacks?'.

18. September 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.

TAP Kako pospešiti rast slovenskih podjetij: stukturna dinamizacija, granularnost, internacionalizacija in inovativnost

izr.prof.dr. Matija Rojec | 1. July 2018 - 30. June 2021

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

asist. 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

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