The Europa Institute consists of three research departments: European Law, Public Economic law and Social Security law and has expertise in several areas of European Law. On the basis of this broad expertise, the Europa Institute specializes in two subjects: Market Regulation and Citizenship. In addition, the institute functions as a platform to bring expertise in European Law together. The institute collaborates with other research departments within the Law department and with researchers from other disciplines (e.g. Utrecht University School of Governance, Utrecht University School of Economics, Social and Behavourial Science and Humanities). Furthermore, the Europa Institute participates in several international academic networks in the field of European Law.
The Europa Institute carries out contract research for companies, various organizations, the Dutch government and European institutions. The Europa Institute uses its expertise to provide in-company courses to professionals on the request of private and public parties. The Institute has developed into a leading centre of knowledge and expertise with regard to European Law, both in the Netherlands and internationally.
Periodically, the Europa Institute organizes Europa lectures, a series of lectures and conferences in which European law is linked to governmental, business and societal practice. These Europa Lectures are eventually published as Working Papers and are available on the website of the Europa Institute.
The Europa Institute participates in the following Master’s programmes at Utrecht University: Law& Economics, European Law, Law & Business and the research master Legal Research.