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 and Zlatko Šabič on Slovenia’s Foreign Policy Opportunities and Constraints

Ana Bojinović Fenko and Zlatko Šabič, both from Centre of international reations, published a paper entitled 'Slovenia’s Foreign Policy Opportunities and Constraints: The Analysis of an Interplay of Foreign Policy Environments' in the latest issue of Croatian International Relations Review. In the paper the authors focus on the interconnectedness of foreign policy environments to explain Slovenia’s opportunities and constraints for foreign policy action.

28. October 2017 | News

Finance for the People - Kapuscinski Development Lectures with prof. John Kay

On Monday, 16 October 2017, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana hosted a Kapuscinski Development Lecture. Kapuscinski Development Lectures are organised by UNDP under the sponsorship of the European Commission with an aim to promote development issues by a series of lectures by renowned international experts. This time Professor John Kay, one of Britain’s leading economists, who focuses primarily on the financial sector and its role in developed economies, addressed the students in a lecture entitled 'Finance for the People'.

17. October 2017 | News

Andreja Jaklič at the First B2B Conference by Marketing Association Slovenia on Value Creation in Global Networks

On 11 October 2017 the Marketing Association Slovenia organised its first B2B conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, entitled ‘How the best B2B firms grow’. At the conference Andreja Jaklič from Centre of international relations addressed the changes in international business and emphasized the importance of networking, strategic integration of activities, branding and IPR for developing a competitive advantage and value creation.

15. October 2017 | News

An Interdisciplinary Group of Students Prepares Teaching Materials on Sustainable Development and Migration

Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana and SLOGA platform joint their efforts in a project entitled 'Global for Local – Local for Global', which was aimed at awareness raising on sustainable development through the prism of migration among youth. An interdisciplinary group of students thus prepared teaching materials on sustainable development and migration as well as put them to practice by organising workshops in primary schools in Ljubljana.

11. October 2017 | 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.

Mlada raziskovalka Nina Pejič

Nina Pejič | 1. November 2017 - 31. October 2021

Vloga transnacionalnih zasebnih standardov v okoljskem upravljanju (Slovene)

Head: Jerneja Penca | Period: 1. July 2017 - 30. June 2019

Analytical tools for S4 revision in 2018

Head: docent Anže Burger | Period: 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2017

Slovenian scientists home and abroad

Head: redni profesor Zlatko Šabič | Period: 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2018


Head: asistent Marko Lovec | Period: 1. October 2016 - 30. September 2019

EU/Europe for Citizens: PopEU - Anti EU-rhetoric versus own national interests? Nationalistic populism and its reception in Central Europe

redni profesor Maja Bučar | 1. September 2017 - 28. February 2019

EU/E+/Jean Monnet-Network: VIADUCT - Enhancing VIsibility of the Academic DialogUe on EU-Turkey

redni profesor Maja Bučar | 1. September 2017 - 31. August 2020

EU/E+/Jean Monnet-Modules: EUenvi - Domestic and External EU Environmental Policy

docent Ana Bojinović Fenko | 1. September 2016 - 31. August 2019

EU/E+/Jean Monnet-Project: EU4PRIM - Enhased EU content in primary school curricula

docent Ana Bojinović Fenko | 1. September 2014 - 31. August 2015

EU/LLP/Erasmus-Network: PADEMIA - Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe

redni profesor Zlatko Šabič | 1. October 2013 - 30. September 2016