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Institute for International Relations (IMO) 2005f
Vukotinoviceva 2 Zagreb 10000, Croatia
tel:385-1 4828 360 fax:385-1 4828 361

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1963.

General Description: IMO is a public, scientific, and policy research institute that was established by the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce as the Africa Research Institute, which changed its name to the Institute for Developing Countries in 1971. Its focus on interdisciplinary research in international relations and global processes led to another name change in 1989, when it was renamed the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO). Reflecting a new direction in research, the name was changed again in 1996 to the Institute for International Relations. Its mission then was to contribute to the increase of awareness of international relations and communication as well as of Croatia's international position and provide strategic decision support and decision analysis services to decision-makers. IMO contributes to the understanding of international economic and political relations, privatization, regional and local development, competitiveness and trade policies, European integration, culture and communication, and environmental policies through interdisciplinary scientific and policy research; organization of conferences, workshops, and specialist training programs; improvement of information and networking; and publication of books, reviews, and newsletters.

Annual Budget:

Staff: 30 (17 research, 13 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. STANICIC, Mladen (Director & Head of Department for International Economic and Political Relations)
Dr. SAMARDZIJA, Visnja (Head, Department for European Integration)
Dr. PERUSKO, Zrinjka (Head, Department for Culture and Communication)
Dr. TISMA, Sanja (Head, Department for Resource Economics and Environmental Policy)

(As of November, 2004)

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