The Institute for Research and European Studies (IRES) is a think-tank founded by enthusiastic scholars and researchers based in Bitola (Republic of North Macedonia) also known as “The City of Consuls”. As a think-tank, the Institute for Research and European Studies is determined to achieve applied, policy-oriented research, to enable various models of informal education, and to promote discussion on the most pressing and contemporary political, legal, security, and economic issues regarding liberty, and European and International Affairs. The fields of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research of the Institute for Research and European Studies include EU politics and law; European federalism; competitive federalism; regional cooperation and integration; transatlantic relations; international affairs; rights of freedom and property; individual liberty; free market and other related fields.
The Institute for Research and European Studies is the publisher of Journal of Liberty and International Affairs. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs is a triannual, international, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal published aiming to provide an active international forum for analysis, research, and debate in a broad range of fields.
The Institute for Research and European Studies has published the books: “Why Liberty” (translation from original in the Macedonian language) (ISBN 978-608-65840-0-9), “Dictionary of Legal Terms” (ISBN 978-608-65840-1-6), “Dictionary of Legal Terms (Second Edition)” (ISBN: 978-608-65840-2-3); “Collection of Court Decisions: from the Application of the Property Law and other real rights” (ISBN 978-608-65840-1-6).
The Institute for Research and European Studies is a member of the Economic Freedom Network and co-publisher of Economic Freedom of the World, and a member of The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). Also, the Institute for Research and European Studies has endorsed the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct.
MICHR - Mediterranea International Centre for Human Rights Research (Italy)
LIBERTAS - European Institute GmbH (Germany)
Multicultural Group (Georgia)
Balkan History Association (Romania)
LET Station - Association for Legal Education and Transparency (North Macedonia)
PRAVDIKO (North Macedonia)
LIBERTANIA - Centre for Contemporary Politics (North Macedonia)
Students for Liberty (North Macedonia)