Serbia in Contemporary International Relations

The IIPE research team implements the ongoing project “Serbia in Contemporary International Relations: Strategic Development and Firming the Position of Serbia in the Process of International Integration – Foreign Policy, Economic, Legal and Security Perspectives”, which started in 2011. This research project belongs to group of the most important pillars of basic studies in the field of international relations done by the Institute of International Politics and Economics.

The project is aimed at conducting research on changes and trends in international relations that gradually lead to transformation of the international community into a more integrated system for management of various global processes — from maintaining world peace and security to connecting national economies into a globalised system and building new legal regimes. The research encompasses a wide scope of inquiry including political, legal, military and security, economic, technological and social factors determining Serbia’s foreign policy, as well as its international legal, economic and security position in international relations. Priority has been given to theoretical and empirical studies of strategic level of foreign policy and consolidation of Serbia’s international position in contemporary international integration in the medium term until 2015 and in the long term until 2030, respectively. A plethora of plausible approaches in the study of the Serbia’s position in international relations divides the research in six thematic fields: 1) Serbia in contemporary international relations; 2) Serbia in contemporary European surroundings; 3) Serbia in contemporary security surroundings; 4) Serbia in contemporary regional surroundings; 5) Serbia in contemporary economic surroundings; 6) Serbia in contemporary international legal order. The research project is designed to serve as a conceptual foundation of Serbia’s foreign policy based on an enhanced participation in global and regional politics, and progress towards EU accession.

The project manager is Duško Dimitrijević, PhD.

The project is being financially supported by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

The Project is registered under No 179029.



 

Impact of the EU conditionality on minority rights and protection in Slovakia and Serbia

The Institute of International Politics and Economics implemented the joint project “Impact of the EU conditionality on minority rights and protection in Slovakia and Serbia” with Comenius University, Bratislava, from January 2011 to March 2013.

The project was aimed at examining the opportunities/limits that international organisations and other international actors have/face in promoting the international norms and standards of minority protection. The research was focused on comparative analysis of the minority policy implementation in Slovakia and Serbia, and how the EU conditionality policy impacts the decision of domestic political actors to comply or not to comply with international norms. These two countries were chosen as they constitute different cases with diverse interaction between domestic and international actors; Slovakia is one of the key examples of the success of the EU conditionality policy.

The project managers were Professor Darina Malová and Dragan Đukanović, PhD.

The project was funded by Ministry of Science of the Republic of Slovakia and Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia within the framework of bilateral programmes of academic cooperation.



 

Debating Serbiaʼs European Future:
The voice of civil society in decision making


Тhe project “Debating Serbiaʼs European Future: The Voice of Civil Society in Decision- Making”, the IIPE launched in partnership with European Institute Foundation in July 2010. The project lasted for 12 months, and ended in April 2011. The main aim of the project was to involve the civil society organisations in Serbia into public debate over the EU integration process, as well as to improve their capacity to influence the formulation of public policy and decision making at local, national and international level through meaningful dialogue and advocacy. The main activities included: a research to identify topics for regional debate; a meeting on the findings of the research and a workshop in Sofia; development of a scenario, methodology and agenda for debates and information sessions; organisation of six regional information sessions followed by public debates in Vranje, Novi Sad, Čačak, Novi Pazar, Zrenjanin and Belgrade.

The project managers were Ivona Lađevac and Slobodan Janković.

The project was funded by the European Union under the “Strengthening Serbia-EU Civil Society Dialogue” project.

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Serbia and the Contemporary World:
Prospects and Ways of Consolidation of its Global Political, Security and Economic Position



The Institute of International Politics and Economics implemented the project “Serbia and the Contemporary World: Prospects and Ways of Consolidation of its Foreign Political, Security and Economic Position in the Contemporary Processes in the International Community” in period 2006-2010.

The project managers were Pero Petrović, PhD, and Duško Dimitrijević, PhD.

The project was financially supported by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

The Project is registered under No 149002D.


 

Western Balkans: Regional Response to Visa Liberalization Issue

The project “Western Balkans: Regional Response to Visa Liberalization Issue” was jointly implemented by the Institute of International Politics and Economics, European Movement in Serbia (EminS) and Grouop 484 in 2006.

The project was aimed to support the reform of the Western Balkan countries on their road to adopting and implementing the EU standards, particularly in their efforts to join so called “White Schengen list”, as well as to further strengthen measures, activities, initiatives towards visa liberalisation that are already being launched or implemented in the region. The main project activities included conduct of a research and organisation of several international conferences.

The project manager was Professor Vladimir Grečić.

The project was funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD).


 

Translation of the EU terminology

The IIPE was hired to provide professional translation of the European Union terminology, within the research programme on the EU. This project included translation, revision and printing of three publications: Eurovoc, ЕuroGlossary, and Eurojargon.

Eurovoc was published in 2006 as a multilingual thesaurus aimed at standarisation of translation to Serbian of terminology related to public policies of the then European Communities. It provided a means of indexing the documents in the documentation systems of the European institutions. This documentation product was used by the European Parliament, the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, national and regional parliaments in Europe, national government departments and some European organisations. Eurovoc in the 11 official languages of the European Union. The European Commission granted the Institute for International Politics and Economics a licence to translate and publish online free of charge, as well as to provide hard copies for free distribution.

ЕuroGlossary with Eurojargon was published by the IIPE in 2005. ЕuroGlossary contains index in six European languages: Serbian, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It also contains more than 250 lexicographical terms commonly used in everyday work of the EU institutions.

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Guide to European Union Law

Guide to European Union Law was published by the IIPE in 2005. The Guide stemmed from the need to make available information about progress with a view to harmonising the Serbiaʼs legislation with acquis communautaire to the Serbian public and companies, and about future development trends of the EU law.

This project was supported by European Agency for Reconstruction and Development, the Office of Ministers Council of Serbia and Montenegro for European Union, the Serbian Ministry of Science, and the Open Society Foundation.

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Strategic Factors of Serbiaʼs Transition in the Context of Contemporary International Politics and Economy

The IIPE researchers conducted the project “Strategic Factors of Transition of Serbia in Contemporary International Political and Economy” between 2001 and 2005.

The aim of the project was to identify and explain the causes and consequences of major international processes relevant for the international position of Serbia, its socio-economic transformation and integration to the international courses.
The Project leaders were Professor Vladimir Grečić (2001–2004) and Zlatko Isaković (2005).