The Research Center in European Law is integrated within the Law Institute and the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland. The main goal of the Center is to promote research in the field of European Law (both EU and EEA Law), produce publications in the area, disseminate knowledge both in Iceland and in Europe, promote information and public discussion about the European legal order and the European integration from an Icelandic perspective.
Apart from publishing current research of the professors of the Faculty, the Center develops research projects and networks with other institutes and universities offering an opportunity for Law students to participate in research projects. It constitutes a platform for Icelandic and European researchers and professors to work together on issues relating to the European integration. It aims to promote academic discussions from a critical approach, building a bridge of dialogue and exchange of knowledge between Iceland and Europe.
The Research Center in European Law aims to promote collaboration for research and teaching in European law with all professors and researchers in Iceland and in the world who are interested in pursuing common research in different sectors of the European or Icelandic legal orders relevant to the European integration. It has developed a network of collaboration with different universities and institutes in Europe. This network is always open to further expansion as the Institute can be contacted freely in order to take part in other European research projects.
Research and publications in the field of European Law produced in Iceland are integrated within the curricula of the courses taught at the Faculty. The main goal is to provide Icelandic and international students with the latest knowledge in the field of EU and EEA law from an Icelandic perspective.