Research Team

Drivers for Research Excellence
Private Ordering
Multi-level governance and Globalisation
Socio-legal Studies
Research Programme
Kinship Studies
Liability and Accountability
Personality Rights
Advisory Board
International affiliations
National affiliations
Key Research Domains
KRD ‘Socio-economic Policy and Organisation’
EKRD Multi-level governance, Globalisation & Federalism
KRD Urban History and Contemporary Urban Policy
KRD Drug Discovery and Development
KRD Neurosciences
After legal equality


PR2’s core research domain is private (international) law. Our research programme is divided in four interconnected lines: personality rights, contractualisation, liability & accountability, and kinship studies. The focus in our research programme is on private ordering in private (international) law. Multi-level governance and globalisation is our content driver and socio-legal studies our methodological driver.

PR2 is the hub for exciting research in the broader structures of:

  • FWO Scientific Research Network (WOG 2015-2020) RETHINKIN – Rethinking Legal Kinship & Family Studies in the Low Countries, of which we are the core group.
  • University of Antwerp Centre of Excellence FAMCARE – Family Dynamics & Care (BOF 2015-2020), of which we are a co-promoter.
  • Antwerp Health Law and Ethics Chair, an externally endowed University of Antwerp Chair.
  • Antwerp Liability Law and Insurance Chair, an externally endowed University of Antwerp Chair.

The projects of PR2 are linked with:

  • The Law Faculty’s Key Research Domains Personality Rights and Multi-level governance & Subsidiarity that link the Faculty’s different research groups and centres
  • The University (Emerging) Key Research Domains Socio-economic Policy and Organisation, Multi-level governance, Globalisation & Federalism, Urban History and Contemporary Urban Policy, Neurosciences and Drug Discovery and Development.

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Prof. dr. Frederik Swennen Stadscampus, Building V
S.V. 231
Venusstraat 23
2000 Antwerp
Tel. +32 3 265 54 87