IFIMES - International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan studies – IFIMES


International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan studies, based in Ljubljana - Slovenia, gathers and selects various information and sources on key conflict areas in the world. Based on the selected information, the Institute analyses mutual relations among parties with an aim to promote the importance of global conflict resolution of the existing conflicts and the role of preventive actions against new global disputes. Idea to establish IFIMES Institute is a reflection of our common reality and the needs of the world to reach for common solutions – now more than ever in the past. Common interests and bonds among different policies, nations, religions, world regions and diverse interest parties in the unipolar world are essential. Constant search for differences and rejections is like searching for a needle in a pack of hay, while insisting on cooperation and respect for diversity provides a chance to create a better world. The area of research and work of IFIMES Institute is the Middle East (Gulf states) and the Balkans (South-Eastern Europe), where relations among different entities are based on religious, ethnic, national and racial grounds. Associates of the Institute are respected experts, scientists, managers, journalists and researchers, who are introducing younger colleagues from all over the world to work, with a purpose of additional education, promotion of knowledge and scientific achievements with an emphasis on the political and economic connections within the region, among the regions and on the global level. As of October 07th, 2013, IFIMES has yet once more extended its activities by launching the new research department for Strategic Studies on Asia (DeSSA).The IFIMES DeSSA aims to horizontalize, domesticate and regularize all levels of interregional cooperation between the Southeast Europe/Balkans – MENA theatre and particular regions of Asia, as the two are – unfortunately – rather little known and supportive to each other.  

Contact data

Vošnjakova 1, P.O.Box 2795
+386 1 430 15 33
+386 1 430 15 34
Contact Person
Zijad Bećirović
Tel: +386 1 430 15 33
Fax: +386 1 430 15 34

Organisation details

Fields of work
educationdevelopment cooperationintegrationmediaawareness raisingsecurity, international relations
global issuesdevelopmentforeign policypeaceentrepreneurshipsecurity, international relations
Memberships in networks
World Security Network, New YorkGlobalvision News Network, New YorkMejdunarodniyi obchestveniyi fond »Eksperimentalniyi tvorcheskiyi centr«, Kurginyana Center, MoscowAlbanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS), Tirana, AlbaniaIngepo Consulting, Braşov, RomaniaMilenijum, Niš, SerbiaBalkan Communication Network (BCN)Center for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey (SAM), Ankara, TurkeyInstitute on Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (IsAG), Rome, Italy
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Languages & Countries

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Countries working in currently
AsiaBosnia and HerzegovinaCroatiaIraqSloveniaSerbiaKosovoMontenegroMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofAlbaniaTurkeyEurope
Countries worked in previously
AlbaniaAsiaBosnia and HerzegovinaCroatiaIraqIsraelMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofSloveniaSerbiaKosovoMontenegroTurkeySaudi ArabiaChinaEurope
Countries of interest
AfghanistanAlbaniaAsiaBosnia and HerzegovinaCroatiaEgyptGreeceIndonesiaKuwaitMalaysiaMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofKosovoSloveniaUnited Arab EmiratesTurkeySerbiaSaudi ArabiaEurope