A new book "Regional and International Relations of Central Europe", co-edited by Prof. Zlatko Šabič and Prof. Petr Drulák was published in September 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan.
The workshop “The Impact of the Crisis on Regional Economic and Financial Integration in Asia and Europe” was jointly organised by Asia-Europe Foundation, Asian Development Bank Institute, University of Ljubljana - Centre of International Relations (CIR), Prospex, Brussels and Europe-Asia Policy Forum; Ljubljana, September 14-16, 2011.
As an introduction to the workshop a public panel “Asia, Europe, and Global Financial Integration” was organized with the participation of 5 panelists (photo 1). Its objective was to inform public about the major challenges the world and Europe and Asia are facing as a result of the global financial crises, as well as to enhance public awareness of tectonic changes taking place in the world, with Asia becoming the driving force of such changes. Panel was opened by Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs Samuel Žbogar (photo 2) and chaired by prof. Marjan Svetličič, CIR, University of Ljubljana and TEPSA Board member. Experts participating in this workshop included the former Finance Minister of Thailand, Dr Chalongphob Sussangkarn, Dr Noritaka Akamatsu (Asian Development Bank); Prof Yu Yongding (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences); Prof Žiga Turk (Reflection Group on the Future of the EU 2030 and University of Ljubljana); and Prof Iain Begg (London School of Economics and TEPSA Board member).
Several researchers from the CIR will participate in the 8th CEEISA conference to be held between 15 and 17 June in Istanbul, Turkey.
Petra Roter, Aljaž Kunčič and Zlatko Šabič, together with another researcher from Slovenia (Janez Šušteršič), will contribute to a set of panels on Central Europe in Global Politics, jointly organised by Zlatko Šabič and Petr Drulák from the Prague Institute of International Relations. The conference will be attended also by Maja Bucar, who is presenting her paper »Involving civil society in the international development cooperation of »new« EU member states at the panel The »East« meets the »South«: Global and development policies of Central and Eastern European states. The panel has attracted presentations of 8 research papers from as many countries.
At the conference a Round table: Old and new forms of political community in Europe: perspectives on the inside/outside divide is being chaired by Ana Bojinovic Fenko and attended by three researchers of CIR: Marko Lovec, Daniel Crncec and Jure Požgan as well as Milan Brglez as a commentator.
On November 11th and 12th, 2010 CIR researchers organized a workshop of FP7 project ServPPIN (The Contribution of Public and Private Services to European Growth and Welfare, and the Role of Public-Private Innovation Networks). The event was held at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. 25 participants from eleven teams discussed the main outcomes of the project that ends in January 2011, plan of publications and organisation of final diffusion meeting in Brussels in January aimed to inform policy makers and policy officers about the main outcomes of the project. [photo1]
Slovenian contribution to EU-27 Watch No. 9 published
The new issue of the EU-27 Watch including the Slovenian country report written by the Centre for International Relations is now available at: www.EU-27Watch.org. The EU-27 Watch No. 9 gives an overview on the current national debates on European policy in the 27 EU member states and the 4 candidate countries. The topics discussed in the EU-27 No. 9 are: the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy, the financial crisis and economic policy, and climate and energy policy. A comparative introduction gives an overview of the debates in the 31 countries covered by the EU-27 Watch.