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Tsourdi, Evangelia (Lilian)

Assistant Professor of European Union Law

University of Maastricht, Netherlands


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2016/2017

Ph.D. Institution

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


My current research interests lie in the interconnections between international, EU and domestic legal orders, in protecting forced migrants. I am finalising a doctorate on the administrative governance of the EU asylum policy, at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). During my Fellowship, I will explore the administrative governance of EU funding and its potential to realise inter-state solidarity, examining the interaction between EU and national levels in the administration of selected funds.
I hold LLMs in International Human Rights Law (University of Essex) and Public International Law and a BA in Law (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). I am an attorney of the Athens Bar Association.
I have research and policy experience in asylum and migration with NGOs, UNHCR and the EU institutions, including as policy advisor to a Member of the European Parliament. I have been a research associate at the ULB, the Université catholique de Louvain and the Migration Policy Centre of the EUI, and conducted research stays at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the EUI.
Since 2015 I co-moderatean EU asylum law module in the MA course ‘Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies’ of the School of Advanced Studies, University of London. I guest lecture in the LLM modules International Refugee Law and EU Asylum and Migration Law (QMUL since 2014; ULB since 2015). My expertise is in EU, Public International, Human Rights and Public Law.
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