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.

A Strategy for Launching Slovene Integrative Medicine to Foreign Markets

In the 2018/2019 academic year, a group of International Relations students from the FDV UL (Patricija Mučič Tovornik, Ana Nakrst, Polona Cigoj, Dimitrij Pahor, and Rok Hafner), and three students from other faculties from UL will prepare a strategy for launching Slovene integrative medicine to foreign markets under the mentorship of prof. dr. Andreja Jaklič from CIR and Ars Pharmae CEO Ante Zaloker, mag. farm.

1. February 2019 | News

Chapter on Innovation Process in Tourism by Metka Stare and Dejan Križaj

Dr. Metka Stare (a research councillor at Centre of International Relations – CIR) and prof. dr. Dejan Križaj (FE UL) published a chapter titled ‘Crossing the Frontiers between Touch Points, Innovation and Experience Design in Tourism’ in an Elgar Publishing publication about Services, Experiences and Innovation edited by assoc. prof. dr. Ada Scupola and prof. dr. Lars Fuglsang.

7. January 2019 | News

Members of CIR at the 44th European International Business Academy (EIBA) conference in Poland

EIBA 2018_a

Andreja Jaklič, Anže Burger, and Marjan Svetličič from CIR took part in the 44th EIBA conference titled ‘International Business in a Transforming World – the Changing Role of States and Firms’. The event took place in Poznan, Poland, between 13th and 15th December 2018. At the conference, special attention was paid to the changing economic and political context worldwide and the implications of change for MNEs, SMEs, INVs, and global start-ups.

16. December 2018 | News

Faculty of Social Sciences Students at the EU@WORK Seminar

Students from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ina Cergol, Nuša Muršič and Tine Šušteršič participated at the EU@WORK seminar, which took place in Brussels between 12 and 15 November 2018. The seminar was organised by TEPSA, and was aimed at introducing participants with an in-depth understanding of the institutional framework in the EU.

13. December 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