GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence

Trust and distrust in multi-level governance

GOVTRUST studies the dynamics, causes and effects of trust between actors in multi-level governance.

GOVTRUST combines the expertise of UAntwerp’s law, social science and business and economics faculties to study trust in government, trust between governments and trust between public and private entities from an interdisciplinary perspective, taking into account the increasing integration of governments into multilevel systems such as the EU (see our mission statement).

GOVTRUST is comprised of researchers from the following units:


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Research Manager
Sophie Op de Beeck
Stadscampus, building M - De Meerminne
Sint-Jacobstraat 2
2000 Antwerp