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Nicolas Rennuy



Dr Nicolas Rennuy
BA (Ghent), MA (Ghent), LLM (Cantab)


I joined York Law School in September 2016. Previously, I was a Fellow and Lecturer at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge (2015-2016) and a PhD Fellow at Ghent University.



  • EU social security law
  • Free movement of persons
  • Private international law
  • Welfare rights of refugees

My PhD (submitted, not yet defended) is entitled “EU social security law: Territoriality, solidarity and equality”.


Selected publications

  • Lhernould, J.-P. (ed.), Eichenhofer, E., Rennuy, N., Van Overmeiren, F. and Wollenschläger, F., “Assessment of the impact of amendments to the EU social security coordination rules to clarify their relationship with Directive 2004/38/EC as regards economically inactive persons”, (2016) FreSsco Analytical Report for the European Commission, 122 p. (SWD(2016) 460 final)
  • Rennuy, N., Van Elsuwege, P., “Integration without membership and the dynamic development of EU law: United Kingdom v. Council (EEA)”, (2014) Common Market Law Review, 935-954
  • Rennuy, N., “The emergence of a parallel system of social security coordination”, (2013) Common Market Law Review, 1221-1266
  • Rennuy, N., “Assimilation, territoriality and reverse discrimination: A shift in European social security law?”, (2011) European Journal of Social Law, 289-320



  • Law of the European Union
  • Dissertation (module leader)
  • Legal Skills
  • Introduction to Law and Society


  • Research Skills and Methods (module leader)

External activities


FreSsco (the European Commission’s research network on the free movement of workers and social security coordination)

  • Analytical Expert
  • National Expert Belgium
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • United Kingdom Association for European Law
  • European Union Studies Association
  • University Association for Contemporary European Studies

Contact details

Dr Nicolas Rennuy
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5817