The Alliance ‘Family & Law’

In 2010,  UCERF, together with researchers from the Vrije Universiteit (VU) and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), established the Alliance ‘Family & Law’. The Alliance aims to further the study of national, international and comparative family law from both a single- and a multi-disciplinary perspective. In September 2011, a research day was held in which the future of family law research in the Netherlands was discussed. It is hoped that this will lead to a common research agenda in the future, which will raise family law research to a higher level.

As a result of this cooperation, the Dutch book series Family & Law was established. This focuses on the exchange of knowledge and the debate between theory and practice in the area of personal and family law, in which other academic fields, such as the social sciences, also play an important role.