Research

The fundamental research question that RENFORCE aims to answer is: “How can public tasks and public policy objectives in the social market economy and in the area of freedom, security and justice be better realized in the shared European, national and international legal order, by regulation and enforcement arrangements that safeguard core values and which ensure policy effectiveness?”

The central research question is addressed through a number of projects, arranged into seven research domains (building blocks). More information on the roots of these domains and the RENFORCE research methodology can be found in the latest 2019 version of the RENFORCE Mission Statement.

The section below provides additional information on each of the seven building blocks. Followed by a section on projects already completed by the RENFORCE research team.