Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance

Interdisciplinary research on transformations and innovations in regional law and governance aimed at understanding as well as shaping society.

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Whereas the nature of complex challenges and societal issues, such as climate change, population aging, congested transportation networks, and social inequality, are increasingly transboundary, effective and legitimate solutions to such problems, in the Netherlands and elsewhere, appear to be more and more found at the local and, in particular, at the regional level.

Since 1 July 2015, the Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG), led by Prof. dr. Martijn Groenleer, focuses on exploring, explaining and evaluating the novel interactions between government, businesses, citizens and knowledge institutions that develop in response to these complex challenges and societal issues.

TiREG is a joint venture of the Departments of Public Law and Politics & Public Administration and is supported by the Province of Noord-Brabant. Besides legal and public administration scholars, the Center brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines and institutes (also beyond Tilburg University) to conduct research and develop education in the field of regional law and governance.


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