About IJP


  • To promote research that enables the development of scientific knowledge
  • To integrate students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles of studies into scientific research activities
  • To plan and realise trainings in the fields of Legal Studies, Political Science, International Relations and other related areas
  • To publish monographies, reviews, collections of legislation and other scientific oriented works
  • To organize or to support the organization of congresses, colloquiums, seminars and other similar activities
  • To organize a Centre for specialized Documentation;
  • To elaborate specialized studies at the request of public or private, national or international institutions;
  • To cooperate with public or private, national or international institutions in the areas of Legal Studies, Political Science, International Relations and other related scientific domains
  • To make other activities that contribute to the development of knowledge in the areas of Legal Studies, Political Science, International Relations and other related fields of scientific inquiry


  • Research at the IJP is organized in Research Groups, each directed by a Coordinator, and, inside each Research Group by research teams, coordinated by one Lead Researcher.
  • It is allowed, in each group, the submission of individual or collective projects.
  • IJP researchers are encouraged to follow a rigorous protocol applied, mutatis mutandis, to both research in teams and to individual research.
  • Research in teams will start with a research project with a main goal, specific objectives and well-defined deadlines approved by the competent bodies of IJP.
  • The Coordinator of the Research Group to which pertains the individual or collective research project performs the following functions, among others: supervise the prosecution of the research endeavours, ensure the compliance with the project deadlines, monitor the usage of financing allocated to each project in its Research Group


  • Research freedom is ensured and assured.
  • IJP, and all of its associates, will act according to the principles of good scientific enquiry. Namely, IJP guides its activities in accordance with the principles established at the European Research Area, in the European Charter for Researchers and in the European Charter for the Recruitment of Researchers.
  • IJP is subject to scientific, technical and financial monitoring and to regular and independent evaluation
  • IJP will disseminate through the appropriate means all the results of its scientific activities as long as they are not under confidentiality reservation
  • IJP will promote the mobility of its human resources, namely under the European Research Area.
  • IJP aims to promote the scientific training of its integrated researchers
  • IJP will adopt a planning methodology defined by objectives in accordance with the new work methodology established by the IJP’s Management Information Notice 1/2020-05-17
  • IJP will actively promote modes of interinstitutional cooperation in order to develop and enhance its scientific activities.

Strategic Vision

  • IJP’s actions are in accordance with the aims and goals of the European Research Area (ERA) established in 2007 in the Green Book of the European Commission
  • IJP aims to be a centre of excellency designed to produce high quality research and to offer solid training to its researches enabling them to be recognised for the national and international scientific community
  • IJP assumes itself as a research centre integrated in the scientific community and the civil society, both at national and European levels, and enabled to cooperate and compete with its national and international congeners
  • IJP has the mission of sharing and publicizing its own scientific knowledge production in the fields of Legal Studies, Political Science, International Relations and other related areas


Internationalization is a strategic goal for IJP, in that regard three actions have been implemented:

  • Action 1: Celebration of agreements for scientific cooperation with the University of Maribor (Slovenia), the University of Rijeka (Croatia) and the Federal University of Pará (Brazil)
  • Action 2: Integration, in the IJP research groups, of international researchers from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and The Netherlands
  • Action 3: IJP has applied, with success, to calls to finance projects conceived and elaborated with the international partners

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