Institute for Development and International Relations
Institute for Development and International Relations / Institut za razvoj i međunarodne odnose (IRMO) is a public, non-profit, scientific and policy research institute, engaged in the interdisciplinary study of European and international economic, political, cultural relations and communication, with cultural policy and communications being the IRMO's Department for Culture and Communication area of expertise.
The Department is engaged in interdisciplinary scientific research in the field of cultural development, cultural and media policies in the EU context, digital culture, international cultural cooperation and communication. The Department staff have then provided their expertise to the European Parliament, European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO, and have participated in various EU funded projects and networks (eg. CULPOL, RESTAURA, Access to Culture, etc.).
Apart from scientific and applied research, the Department also does academic publishing activities (eg. Culturelink Joint Publication Series, CIRR), organisation of scientific conferences and seminars and development of web-based platform supporting cultural research and cooperation.
The above activities have then contributed to IRMO’s rich experience in the field of international cultural cooperation and the creation of a wide international network of partners among cultural researchers, policy makers and cultural practitioners.