Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi

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Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi is a Max Weber Fellow at the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI). She is a module convenor and tutor at the School of Advanced Studies of the University of London and a visiting lecturer at: the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB); Sciences Po Paris; Queen Mary University of London (QMUL); and the University of Turin. Lilian holds a PhD from the Law Faculty and the Institute for European Studies of the ULB. She also holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex and an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Athens. Her current research focuses on the administrative governance of the EU asylum policy and EU funding in selected policy areas. She regularly undertakes consultancy work for EU institutions and international and non-governmental organisations. She was most recently employed as researcher at the Migration Policy Centre of the EUI, the ULB and at the UCL, and as advisor for a Member of the European Parliament.


Selected publications:

Edited collective volumes

Tsourdi (with P De Bruycker) (eds), Research Handbook on EU Migration and Asylum Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2018)

Tsourdi (with J.P. Gaucci and M. Giuffré) (eds), Exploring the boundaries of refugee law: current protection challenges (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff 2015)


Edited special issues in peer-reviewed journals

Tsourdi (with P. De Bruycker) (eds), Special Issue: The Challenge of Detention to Refugee Protection 35(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly, 2016


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Tsourdi, ‘Bottom-up Salvation? From Practical Cooperation towards Joint Implementation through the European Asylum Support Office’ (2016) 1(3) European Papers (forthcoming)

Tsourdi, ‘Asylum Detention in EU Law: Falling between Two Stools?’ (2016) 35(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly 7

E Tsourdi (with P De Bruycker), ‘In search of fairness in responsibility sharing’ (2016) 51 Forced Migration Review 64

Tsourdi, ‘Reception conditions for asylum seekers in the EU: towards the prevalence of human dignity’ (2015) 29(1) Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 9

Tsourdi (with L. Leboeuf), ‘Towards a Re-Definition of Persecution? Assessing the Potential Impact of Y and Z’ (2013) 13(2) Human Rights Law Review 402

E., Tsourdi, ‘Sexual orientation and gender identity: developments in EU law’ (2013) 42 Forced Migration Review 21

Tsourdi, ‘What Role for the Court of Justice of the EU in the Development of a European Asylum Policy? The Case of Loss and Denial of International Protection in the EU’ (2012) 2/3, Tijdschrift voor Bestuurswetenschappen en Publiekrecht 212

E. Tsourdi (with P. McDonough), ‘The “Other” Greek Crisis: Asylum and EU Solidarity’ (2012) 31(4) Refugee Survey Quarterly 67

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