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

Country: Slovenia
Address: Vošnjakova 1, P.O.Box 2795
Telephone: +386 1 430 15 33
Fax: +386 1 430 15 34
E-Mail: ifimes@ifimes.org
Website: http://www.ifimes.org
Contact Person: Zijad Bećirović
Tel: +386 1 430 15 33
Link to this organisation: https://diaspora-engagement.eu/org/ifimes/

Organisation details

Fields of work: education / development cooperation / integration / media / awareness raising / security, international relations
Topics: global issues / development / foreign policy / peace / entrepreneurship / security, international relations
Memberships in networks:
  • World Security Network, New York
  • Globalvision News Network, New York
  • Mejdunarodniyi obchestveniyi fond »Eksperimentalniyi tvorcheskiyi centr«, Kurginyana Center, Moscow
  • Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS), Tirana, Albania
  • Ingepo Consulting, Braşov, Romania
  • Milenijum, Niš, Serbia
  • Balkan Communication Network (BCN)
  • Center for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey (SAM), Ankara, Turkey
  • Institute on Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (IsAG), Rome, Italy
Legal status: formal
Legal registration number: 1714619

Languages & Countries

Main operation languages: English / Slovene / Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian
Other language skills: Arabic
Countries working in currently: Asia / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Iraq / Slovenia / Serbia / Kosovo / Montenegro / Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of / Albania / Turkey / Europe
Countries worked in previously: Albania / Asia / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Iraq / Israel / Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of / Slovenia / Serbia / Kosovo / Montenegro / Turkey / Saudi Arabia / China / Europe
Countries of interest: Afghanistan / Albania / Asia / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Egypt / Greece / Indonesia / Kuwait / Malaysia / Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of / Kosovo / Slovenia / United Arab Emirates / Turkey / Serbia / Saudi Arabia / Europe