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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.

Andreja Jaklič, Anže Burger and Iris Koleša at the AIB 2024 Annual Meeting in Seoul About the Dynamics of International Business

Andreja Jaklič, Anže Burger and Iris Koleša from CIR presented their research at the AIB 2024 conference in Seoul, South Korea. At the event, they discussed the impact of domestic public procurement on internationalisation of SMEs (this contribution was co-authored by Desislava Dikova) as well as the current international business trends in the CEE region.

10. July 2024 | News

The CEEISA Young Scholars Initiative

The CYSI is a mentoring scheme designed for early career International Studies scholars. It aims to provide a platform for producing original ideas, improving skills and growing professional networks in a collaborative and supportive environment. The CYSI is organised and coordinated by the CEEISA Doctoral Network, specifically by Melika Mahmutović and Ajda Hedžet from CIR in conjunction with the Conference Chairs of the ISA/CEEISA conference in Rijeka and CEEISA.

27. June 2024 | News

Iris Koleša at SAM Conference about Stereotypes in the Western Balkans and their Impact on International Business

Iris Koleša from CIR attended the 7th International Conference on Management and Organization in Belgrade, Serbia, on 20 and 21 June 2024. At the conference, she discussed the impact of stereotypes in the Western Balkans on international business in the region. The conference contribution was co-authored by Andreja Jaklič - also a CIR member.

24. June 2024 | News

Petra Roter among 75 Women Who Played a Key Role in the 75-Year History of the Council of Europe

The 75 Women in the 75-year history of the Council of Europe (CoE) project is co-organised by CoE and the European Union delegation to CoE, as well as the permanent representations of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to spread awareness of the extraordinary role and contribution of 75 women who have had a key influence on the development and promotion of the fundamental goals of the Council of Europe: democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Congratulations!

17. June 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 58 05 254
Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@nagep.ana

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