The Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE) focuses on the relationship between regulation and enforcement at the interplay of national, European and other levels of government as well as private spheres of regulatory enforcement. RENFORCE is also a platform for the exchange of ideas between academics and practitioners. 

To that end, RENFORCE is involved in a large number of activities, including research projects, publications and events, most of which are open to the public. To find out more, meet our interdisciplinary team of researchers or contact us. 


John Vervaele en paus Franciscus
18 November 2019
The twentieth congress of AIDP was held in Rome and Professor Vervaele was reappointed as chairman.
11 November 2019
The opening of the network will take place on 16 and 17 January 2020 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
EU stars
4 October 2019
A consortium of scientists from 9 European universities from 8 different countries will be built over the next 3 years.


4 December 2019 13:00 - 17:00
This dialogue seeks to provide insights on the EU’s attempts to secure data privacy rights while engaging in trade negotiations with third countries.
6 December 2019 09:00 - 17:00
This one-day international and multidisciplinary conference will assess the EU’s Treaty of Lisbon, which has its 10th anniversary.