Brief description of the legal entity
The Institute for International Relations (IMO) is a public, non-profit scientific institution, established in 1964. Its fields of expertise encompass research in the European integration processes, regional development and policy, sustainable development and environmental protection, international economic and political relations, culture and communication studies.
Short profile of the team members
Nada Švob-Đokić, the scientist in charge of the research team of the Institute for International Relations, is Scientific Adviser (Full Professor) in IMO’s Culture and Communications Department. She has led numerous research projects in the areas of cultural communication and technological development, transition, cooperation and exchange. She has been principal researcher for the following projects: ‘The Creative and Knowledge Industries in the Countries in Transition’ (2001-2006) and ‘Global Influences and the Local Cultural Change’ (2007-2012). In 2000 she established and coordinated the international project ‘Redefining Cultural Identities’ (2000-2007), initially supported by the EU. She has published over 300 articles, studies, monographs, research reports and books in Croatian, English, French and other languages. She teaches at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy, and at the University of Rijeka, Cultural Studies Department. She has also been a consultant to UN organisations (UNDP, UNESCO, ISDRI), EU agencies (EACEA, EU Research Directorate L) and the Council of Europe (Comité Directeur de la Culture – CDCULT) on issues such as technical cooperation, the position of women in development projects, EU cooperation with third countries, regional cultural, scientific and media cooperation, and cultural and media policies.
Title: Prof. Dr.
Position: Scientific Adviser
Tel: +385 1 48 77 460
+385 1 48 77 472
Fax: +385 1 48 28 361
Address: Institute for International Relations
Lj.F. Vukotinovica 2/II
Jaka Primorac graduated from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, and holds an MA in Sociology from Central European University, Budapest and Warsaw, accredited by Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Zagreb and she is employed at IMO’s Department for Culture and Communication. Her research interests cover the creative and knowledge industries, employment and social status of cultural and media workers, cultural and media policies, and cultural transitions. Jaka Primorac was the winner of the 2005 Cultural Policy Research Award, awarded by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Helena Popović graduated from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, and holds an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Department for Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ljubljana. She works at IMO and the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. She has worked on several research projects related to media policy in Croatia, and participated in international projects such as COST A30 ‘East of West: Setting a New Central and Eastern European Media Research Agenda’ and OSI-HESP ‘Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching: Alternative Culture Beyond Borders: Past and Present of the Arts and Media in the Context of Globalisation’. She spent a research semester (fall 2009) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include media audiences, media genres, representation in the media, media and popular culture, alternative media, media and democracy.
Paško Bilić holds an MA in Sociology and History from the University of Zagreb, where he also pursues doctoral studies at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy. He is currently employed as a Research Assistant in IMO’s Department of Culture and Communication. His research interests include digital media, mass media, social and cultural development and consumer culture.