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Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou


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Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on the Rule of Law and European Values (CRoLEV)

European Citizen 2020 Prize Laureate, European Parliament on behalf of ICLAIM’s Social Mediation in Practice project

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Professor Stephanie Laulhe Shaelou

Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou UCLan UK 

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PhD in Law (University of Leicester, 2008)

LL.M. in European and International Trade Law (University of Leicester, 1997)

Maîtrise de Droit Privé (First Class LLB, 4 years) (University of Paris, 1996)

BA in Linguistics, International Legal Section (4 years) (Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction, Institut Catholique de Paris, 1996)


Fellow, The Higher Education Academy, UK (since 2015)

Certified Mediator, Ministry of Justice and Public Order, Republic of Cyprus (since 2017)

Certified Data Protection Officer (GDPR), Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) (since 2018)




European Law and Policy; EU Constitutional Law and Governance; EU Financial and Economic Law; EU Internal Market Law; EU External Relations; EU Citizenship Law; Fundamental Rights in Europe; Rule of Law and European values; Socio-Economic Rights; Emergency and crisis measures; Law and New Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Data Protection; Ethics and Integrity; Research Methods


Employment Track

Professor, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (July 2017 – to date)

Associate Professor, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (September 2015 – June 2017)

Assistant Professor, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (September 2012 – August 2015)

Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire, UK (September 2013 – January 2016)

Special Researcher, University of Nicosia (February 2002 – August 2012)

Adjunct Faculty, Law Department, University of Cyprus (January – April 2009)

Legal Consultant, Andreas Neocleous & Co (October 1997 – January 2002)


Memberships (Academic/Professional) (selective)

ENERI (European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity) (member, current)

Centre for Sustainable Transitions, UCLan, UK https://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/centres/sustainable-transitions (member, current)

Institute for Citizenship, Society and Change, UCLan, UK https://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/institutes/citizenship-society-and-change (member, current)

Academic Associations

  • Friends of ERA, Trier (Academy of European Law) (current)
  • European Law Institute, Brussels (Fellow) (current)
  • University Association for Contemporary European Studies, UK (current)
  • Society of Legal Scholars, UK (member) (current)

 Professional Organisations/Associations/Non-profit organisations

Research Interests

  1. EU/EMU withdrawal; BREXIT and implications on the EU, the Republic of Cyprus, the SBAs, the UK, and the Mediterranean region;
  2. European integration; differentiation; EU external relations;
  3. EU economic and financial governance;
  4. Justice and Rule of Law principles, judicial independence;
  5. Fundamental rights and principles; Socio-economic rights in times of crisis; Fundamental rights in new technologies (data protection, privacy);
  6. EU Internal Market Law; Four Freedoms;
  7. Fundamental rights/freedoms in International and EU Law;
  8. EU and national Constitutional Law; application of EU law in Cyprus; constitutional rights;
  9. EU citizenship, free movement of persons and the scope of EU law in member states and Europe;
  10. Interdisciplinary research: Artificial Intelligence, big data and human rights; compliance; dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration); sustainable development and peace education; ethics and integrity; equality, diversity and inclusion; populism.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership (selective)

  • Course Leader: Master of Laws (LLM) (2015 – 2018)
  • Course Leader: Master of Arts (MA) in Security and Diplomacy Studies (2016 –2018)
  • Module leader on the LLB (2014-16): EU Law; EU Business Law
  • Module leader on the LLM (2014-16): EU Constitutional Law and Governance; EU Business Law; Advanced Legal Systems; EU Economic and Financial Governance;
  • Module leader on the LLM (2013-2017): Advanced Legal Research; LLM Dissertation
  • Module coordinator on the LLB with multiple tutors for Cyprus law modules (2013-2015)
  • Academic advisor (over 30 academic advisees – 2012-2017).

Administrative Roles (selective)

  • School level, UCLan Cyprus:
    • Head (2016-to date);
    • Chair of the LLM Dissertation Committee (2014-to date);
    • Chair of Staff-Student Liaison Committee (2016-to date);
    • Chair of School Council (2016-to date);
    • Chair of School Quality Assurance Committee.
  • University level (UCLan Cyprus):
    • Chair of Research and Innovation Committee (RIC) (2019-);
    • Chair of UCLan Cyprus Research Sub-committee of RIC (2015-2019);
    • Chair of UClan Cyprus Quality Assurance Committee (ASQAC) (2016-2019);
    • Member of the Executive Committee (2018-to date)
    • Member of Senior Academic Management Team (2015-to date);
    • Member of Senate (2014-to date);
    • Member of Council (2021-to date);
    • Member of EDI Steering Committee (2022-to date).
  • University level (UCLan, Preston, UK)
    • Director of Studies (PhD level) (2013-2019);
    • School of Justice, Senior Executive Team member (2016-to date);
    • Member of ASQAC (2016-2019);
    • Member of Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee (2019-to date)
    • Member of University Research Exercise Framework (REF) committee for Law and University Steering Committee (2018-to date).

Selective Publications 

Books (internationally published, peer reviewed)

  1. Laulhé Shaelou,The EU and Cyprus: principles and strategies of full integration (vol. 3, Studies in EU External Relations, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2010) (ISBN 978-90-04-17619-5) I-400
  2. Emilianides, S. Laulhé Shaelou, A.Solomou, International Encyclopedia of Private International Law – Cyprus (Kluwer Law International, 2015)
  3. Laulhé Shaelou, D. Christofi and N. Agapiou, International Encyclopedia of Commercial and Economic Law – Cyprus (Kluwer Law International, 2020)

Chapters in Books (internationally published, edited)

  1. Laulhé Shaelou and Katerina Kalaitzaki, ‘Of bits and pieces of EU law in territories: the many shades of European integration’ in D. Fromage (ed.) (Re-)defining Membership: Differentiation in and outside the European Union (OUP, 2022, forthcoming)
  2. Kombos and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The Cypriot Constitution under the Impact of EU law: An Asymmetrical Formation’ in A. Albi and S. Bardutzky (eds.), National constitutions in European and global governance: democracy, rights and the rule of law (Asser Press, 2019) 1373-1432 Open access book https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789462652729
  3. Laulhé Shaelou and K. Kalaitzaki, ‘The effectiveness and application of EU Law by national courts: towards an internalisation of EU Law in Cyprus’ in C. Franklin (ed.), The effectiveness and application of EU and EEA Law in national courts (Intersentia, 2018) 495-524 http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/32974/
  4. Laulhé Shaelou and K. Kalaitzaki, ‘The application of the EU Charter in Cyprus’ in L. Burgorgue-Larsen (ed.), The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights seized by the national judges/La Charte des Droits Fondamentaux de l’Union Européenne saisie par les judges en Europe (Pedone, 2017) 211-260 (bilingual) https://stephanielaulheshaelou.academia.edu/research#bookchaptersarticlespapers
  5. Athanassiou and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘EU Citizenship and its relevance to EU exit and secession’ in D. Kochenov (ed.), EU Citizenship and Federalism: the role of rights (Cambridge University Press, 2017) 731-50 http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/16823/ and https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2808420 Launched at the Court of Justice of the European Union, November 2017
  6. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘On the edge of good neighbourliness in EU law: lessons from Cyprus’ in D. Kochenov & E. Basheska (eds.), The principle of good neighbourly relations in the European legal context (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2015) 184-213 http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/13111/
  7. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘« Nous les peuples ». L’identité constitutionnelle dans les nouveaux états membres de l’Union européenne après Lisbonne’ in L. Burgogue-Larsen (ed.), L’identité constitutionnelle saisie par les juges en Europe (Pedone, Paris, 2011) 133-152 https://stephanielaulheshaelou.academia.edu/research#bookchaptersarticlespapers
  8. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The principle of territorial exclusion in the EU: SBAs in Cyprus – a special case of sui generis territories in the EU’ in D. Kochenov (ed.), EU Law of the Overseas: Outermost Regions, Associated Overseas Countries and Territories, Territories Sui Generis (Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 2011) 153-175 https://stephanielaulheshaelou.academia.edu/research#bookchaptersarticlespapers
  9. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘Back to reality’: the implications of EU membership in the constitutional legal order of Cyprus’ in A. Lazowski, (ed.) Brave new world: application of EU law in the new member states (T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, 2010) 471-502.


Journal Articles/Working Papers

    1. Veraldi and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The Substantive Requirements of Judicial Independence in the EU: Lessons from Times of Crisis’ (EU-POP Working Paper Series, inaugural WP, no1/2021) https://eupopulism.eu/working-paper-series/ and https://cadmus.eui.eu//handle/1814/72058
    2. Laulhé Shaelou and A. Karatzia, ‘Some preliminary thoughts on the Cyprus bail-in litigation: A commentary on Mallis and Ledra’ (2018) 43(2) European Law Review 249 http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/21292/
    3. Athanassiou P. and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘EU accession from within? An introduction’ (2014) 33(1) Yearbook of European Law 335-384 (OUP) 335-384 (Open access publication from OUP) https://doi.org/10.1093/yel/yeu002  Cited by the Central Library of the Council of the European Union
    1. Laulhé Shaelou, (‘Market Freedoms, EU fundamental rights and public order: views from Cyprus’, (2011) 30(1) Yearbook of European Law 298 (OUP) 298-357  https://doi.org/10.1093/yel/yer017
    2. Laulhé Shaelou,The European Court of Justice and the Anastasiou saga: principles of Europeanisation through economic governance (2007) 18(3) European Business Law Review 619 (Kluwer Law International) 619-639

Reports, Policy papers, Handbooks

  1. Laulhé Shaelou and J. Veraldi, Discussion Paper on the appointment of Advocate Generals at the Court of Justice of the European Union (2020) https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3560619 and http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/32794/
  2. Rodriges, A. Panagiotopoulos, B. Lundgren, S. Laulhé Shaelou, A. Grant, Regulatory options for AI and big data (Sherpa project of Smart Information Systems, Horizon 2020, 2020) https://dmu.figshare.com/articles/D3_3_Report_on_regulatory_options/11618211
  3. Andreou, S. Laulhé Shaelou, Doris Schroeder, Current Human Rights Frameworks (Sherpa project of Smart Information Systems, Horizon 2020, 2019) https://doi.org/10.21253/DMU.8181827
  4. Handbook on Social Mediation in the Community (2018) by ICLAIM https://www.social-mediation.org/handbook/ (Supervisor)

Newspaper/Newsletter/e-Articles/Blog pieces

  1. Laulhé Shaelou and C. Alexandrou, ‘An overview of the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Regulation’ (Sherpa blog, November 2021) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/an-overview-of-the-eus-artificial-intelligence-regulation/
  2. Laulhé Shaelou and C. Alexandrou, ‘The EU Declaration of Digital Principles in context’ (Sherpa blog, October 2021) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/the-eu-declaration-of-digital-principles-in-context/
  3. Laulhé Shaelou and J. Antoniou, ‘The COVID-19 world of digital education – an inclusive world?’ (December 2020) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/the-covid-19-world-of-digital-education-an-inclusive-world/
  4. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘SIS and Security, dual use and misuse’ (Sherpa briefing, November 2020) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/sis-and-security-dual-use-and-misuse/
  5. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘SIS and privacy and data protection’ (Sherpa briefing, October 2020) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/sis-and-privacy-and-data-protection/
  6. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘SIS, accountability and liability’ (Sherpa briefing, October 2020) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/sis-accountability-and-liability/
  7. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The right of robots’ (Sherpa briefing, July 2020) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/the-rights-of-robots/
  8. Laulhé Shaelou and K. Kyriakides, ‘Lifelong Learning in times of crisis – Why it matters for professionals’ (in Greek) (September 2020) https://www.inbusinessnews.com/inb.imh.com.cy.html#/reader/34723/1322984
  9. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘Why the coronavirus crisis is still a moment of opportunity for the European Union’, The Conversation (June 2020) https://theconversation.com/why-the-coronavirus-crisis-is-still-a-moment-of-opportunity-for-the-european-union-136877
  10. Laulhé Shaelou and Andrea Manoli, ‘The Islands of Cyprus and Great Britain in times of COVID-19 pandemic: variations on the Rule of Law ‘in and out’ of the EU’ (May 2020) https://ruleoflawmonitoringmechanism.eu/posts/the-islands-of-cyprus-and-great-britain-in-times-of-covid-19-pandemic-variations
  11. Laulhé Shaelou and Andrea Manoli, ‘A Tale of Two: the COVID-19 pandemic and the Rule of Law in Cyprus’ (May 2020) https://verfassungsblog.de/a-tale-of-two-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-the-rule-of-law-in-cyprus/
  12. Laulhé Shaelou and Klearchos Kyriakides, ‘Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism and COVID-19’ (April 2020) https://ruleoflawmonitoringmechanism.eu/who-we-are
  13. Laulhé Shaelou and Ms. Andrea Manoli, ‘Launch of Women in Law Mediterranean’ http://lawblog.uclancyprus.ac.cy/2020/03/05/interview-of-dr-linda-spedding-of-women-in-law-international-and-statement-on-the-inauguration-of-women-in-law-mediterranean/ (March 2020)
  14. Laulhé Shaelou and N. Agapiou, ‘Alternative dispute resolution in civil matters in the Republic of Cyprus’ (July 2018) https://inbusinessnews.reporter.com.cy/opinions/article/191248/enallaktiki-epilysi-astikon-diaforon-stin-kypriaki-dimokratia (in Greek)
  15. P. Athanassiou and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The ‘internal’ enlargement of the EU – is it possible?’ (May 2014) http://blog.oup.com/2014/05/internal-enlargement-of-european-union-legal-possibility/

Conference Proceedings (refereed)

  1. Laulhé Shaelou and K. Kalaitzaki, ‘Cyprus Report’ in The new EU data protection regime (FIDE XXIX Congress Proceedings, Eleven International Publishing, The Hague, 2020) (open access) http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/29817/


  1. Laulhé Shaelou and P. Athanassiou, ‘Cyprus Report’ in G. Bàndi et al, European Banking Union (FIDE XXVII Congress Proceedings, Vol. 1, Wolters Kluwer, 2016) 269-297 (available as ebook and hard copy). http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/16711/


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

Invited Speaker/Keynote speeches

  1. ‘Solution from Cyprus: social mediation in global solutions’, Global Solutions Forum at the G-STIC Conference, EXPO2020, Dubai, 16-19 January 2022 https://www.gstic.org/dubai/programme/18-january/?indubai=17164 ; https://www.unsdsn.org/global-solutions-forum-2022 and https://panorama.solutions/en/news/global-solutions-forum-2022

         Watch the solution’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kzlJDMT8ao&t=3s

         Watch the panel: https://vimeo.com/668034363

  1. Public lecture, “Digital Life’ in times of crisis: the tale of the Rule of Law in the European digital public legal order”, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine https://nlu.edu.ua/en/the-university-invites-everyone-to-join-a-lecture-from-professor-of-european-law-and-reform-as-well-as-the-head-of-the-school-of-law-of-the-university-of-central-lancashire-in-cyprus-uclan-cyprus-st/, 24 January 2022 (online)
  2. Group on Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law, European Economic and Social Committee, participant at CSO roundtable, 26 November 2021, Nicosia
  3. Paris Peace Forum 2021, participant at Foresight Workshop “Digital Futures: Co-Designing AI Governance”, 13 November 2021 (online)
  4. ‘Building resilience; more than just overcoming crises’, Invited expert speaker for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE II), 15th National Session of EYP Cyprus, 23 August 2021, UCLan Cyprus campus
  5. ‘Project SHERPA: Shaping the Ethical Dimensions of Smart Information Systems (A European Perspective)’, speaker at The Digital Public Sphere, Law Department, EUI, 16 July 2021 (online)
  6. Speaker at the Online Mutual Learning Encounter on Data Protection and Privacy in Location and Proximity Data ICT Tools, Participatory Approaches to a New Ethical and Legal Framework for ICT (PANELFIT), June 2021 https://www.panelfit.eu/mutual-learning-encounters/case-studies/ (online)
  7. Conference on the ‘Rule of Law in the EU: Consensus and Discontents’, European University Institute, Panel on ‘The Rule of Law and the EU in the Technological Age’. Professor Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, ‘‘Digital Life’ in times of crisis: the tale of the Rule of Law in the European digital public legal order’ (10-1 June 2021)
  8. Speaker at the Book Launch, Prof. Bernd Stahl, Artificial Intelligence for a better future (2021, Springer), UCLan, 28 April 2021 (online) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/prof-stephanie-laulhe-shaelou-invited-speaker-at-high-profile-events-and-recipient-of-a-fellowship-at-the-prestigious-european-university-institute-in-florence-on-the-regulation-of-artificial-intellig/

          Watch the Book Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YvLlPQlX5g&t=2s

  1. Online seminar on Human Rights and AI Systems, Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier. Speaker at Round Table discussion on ‘Liability for fundamental rights violations arising from AI systems’ with Paul Nemitz, Principal Adviser to the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Trier, 30 March 2021 (online) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/prof-stephanie-laulhe-shaelou-invited-speaker-at-high-profile-events-and-recipient-of-a-fellowship-at-the-prestigious-european-university-institute-in-florence-on-the-regulation-of-artificial-intellig/
  2. Speaker at Roundtable Discussion on Illicit Finance and National Security in Cyprus, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Brussels, 11 March 2021 (online).
  3. 3rd Paris Peace Forum, ‘The values of Artificial Intelligence technology: Bringing ethics to the table’, speaker at Plenary Panel with H.E. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia; Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO; Prof. Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley and Bertrand Braunschweig, Director, Paris Centre of Expertise, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA), Cité des Sciences, Paris, 11-13 November 2020 (online) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/the-university-of-central-lancashire-s-uclan-cyprus-head-of-school-of-law-to-be-speaking-at-the-paris-peace-forum-2020-alongside-great-leaders-of-international-organisations/


        Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrP_QxLM-yM&list=PLhHMwTfbaJ0QiEMKI2Ff2-NG9k6AsmvIn&index=36

  1. 3rd Paris Peace Forum, speaker, pitch of the Sherpa project, Paris, 11-13 November 2020 (online)

       Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2OsnOP6jas&list=PLhHMwTfbaJ0TJasNv16OsjsSSj5X0ZdfM&index=96

  1. ‘Access to justice in time of COVID-19 – Variations on general principles of EU law’, speaker at the Conference on the Diversity of Enforcement Titles in cross-border Debt Collection in EU, Hotel Slovenija, Portorož – Portorose, Slovenia, 10-11 September 2020 (online)

      Watch the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXI8I18G0s0

  1. ‘Culture and European integration’, invited expert at the European Youth Parliament Cyprus annual event, 28 August 2020 (online)
  2. ‘Moving Forward: EU Integration in the midst of Globalisation – Some elements of answer’, guest lecture delivered online to the European Youth Parliament Cyprus, 16 July 2020 (online)
  3. ‘The application of the Brussels Regulation in Cyprus across the Dividing Line’, speaker at the DG Justice funded programme EU-EN4s consortium meeting at UCLan Cyprus, 23-4 January 2020
  4. ‘Legal framework of data protection in the EU and Cyprus: Overview of case law on fundamental rights’, speaker at the UCLan Cyprus School of Law CPD training on Legal Issues and Practical Approaches for Emerging Technologies: Expert insights into real risks and multiplying opportunities, 3rd training on ‘Recent developments in Data protection regulation’, held in Nicosia, 15 January 2020 (2 CPD hours)
  5. Invited speaker at ‘Lessons from Brexit – Internal reflections’, Brexit Plenary at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 3-6 September 2019
  6. ‘Of bits and pieces of EU Law in territories. The many shades of European integration’, invited speaker at CERiM Conference, Beyond EU ‘Membership’? Current issues and future perspectives’, held at the University of Maastricht, 23-4 May 2019
  7. ‘The principles of legitimate expectations, non-retroactivity, property rights and proportionality in the Cypriot sugar market cases’, invited speaker at the ERC closing conference on ‘The role of national constitutions in European and global governance’, University of Kent, London, 26-7 November 2018
  8. ‘Citizens’ rights and social rights: the routes for UK citizens in Cyprus’, invited speaker at the conference entitled ‘Brexit and its implications for Cyprus’ organised by PRIO Cyprus Centre, the University of East Anglia and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Cyprus Office, Nicosia, 9 November 2018
  9. ‘EU citizenship and EU withdrawal’, invited speaker at the conference entitled ‘EU Citizenship, Federalism and Rights’ held at the Court of Justice of the European Union/University of Luxembourg, 17-18 November 2017, and organised by the Amicale des Référendaires de la Cour de Justice de l’UE, the University of Luxembourg and the University of Groningen
  10. ‘A Critical Look at the Cypriot Citizenship by Investment Programme’, invited speaker at the 2nd Annual Academic Investment Migration Seminar: ‘The state of the investment migration field’, organised by the Investment Migration Council, SOAS and the University of Groningen, 5 June 2017, Geneva
  11. ‘Selling or renting citizenship? The case of the Cypriot investment citizenship programme’, invited speaker at Conference entitled ‘Investment migration: making sense of the trend’ organised by the Investment Migration Council, the Graduate Institute Geneva, the Global Migration Centre and the University of Groningen, 5 June 2016, Geneva
  12. ‘Europeanisation as legal integration? Ten years after the Big Bang enlargement’, keynote speech delivered at a conference entitled ‘New perspectives in European Studies: Europeanisation in the EU and the Neighbourhood’ at the Queen’s University Belfast, Faculty of Political Sciences, 6-7 March 2015
  13. ‘Legitimate expectations, property rights and proportionality in the Cypriot sugar market cases’, paper delivered at a work in progress ERC seminar entitled ‘Assessing the EU’s responsiveness to constitutional rights: data retention, arrest warrants and beyond’, University of Kent, UK, 28-29 August 2014
  14. ‘EU Citizenship and State secession’, paper delivered at a conference entitled ‘The right to have what rights? EU Citizenship’s role reconsidered’ held at the University of Oslo, Norway, 13-14 September 2013
  15. ‘The outer-limits of the principle of good neighbourliness in EU law’, paper delivered at a conference entitled ‘The principle of good neighbourly relations in Europe: theory and practice’ held at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 8 March 2013
  16. ‘L’identité constitutionnelle dans la jurisprudence constitutionnelle des nouveaux pays membres de l’Union européenne’, speech delivered at a conference on the topic of the judicial perception of national identity in Europe at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, Centre for Research on International and European Law, La Sorbonne, Paris, 3 December 2010


Introductory Sessions – Chairing – Discussant – Convenor

  1. CPD Webinar: ‘Unlocking Civil and Commercial Mediation in Cyprus’, with the support of the Larnaka and Famagusta Bar Associations, 24 February 2022 (online) (Organiser and Chair) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/continuing-professional-development-webinar-unlocking-civil-and-commercial-mediation-in-cyprus/
  2. CPD webinar: ‘Diversity of Enforcement Titles in Cross-border Debt Collection in the European Union’, with the support of the EU funded project EN4s, 10 February 2022 (online) (Chair) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/diversity-of-enforcement-titles-in-cross-border-debt-collection-in-the-european-union/
  3. Culture and Social Mediation for Cyprus, Social Mediators’ Network, supported by the British High Commission in Nicosia, 20 January 2022 (online) (Chair) https://www.social-mediation.org/activities/
  4. Human Rights Day and Cyprus, Keynote Speech & Panel Discussion, with H.E. Mrs Annita Demetriou, President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus, 13 December 2021, UCLan Cyprus in association with the United Nations Association of Cyprus, on campus (Chair and organisation) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/human-rights-day-amp-cyprus-key-note-speech-amp-panel-discussion/
  5. ‘What we want from the EU as a Civil Society’, Conference on the Future of Europe, Dr. Costas Mavrides, MEP; Andreas Kettis, EP Office in Cyprus and Myrto Zambarta, EC Office in Cyprus http://eudirectlarnaca.eu/en/what-we-want-from-the-eu-as-a-civil-society/ 19 November 2021, UCLan Cyprus (Moderator)
  6. Watch the Forum: https://www.facebook.com/eudirectlarnaca/videos/1928463550661880
  7. ‘Data protection in the pandemic’, International Federation of European Law (FIDE) XXIX Congress, The Hague, 3-6 November 2021 (Moderator) https://fide2020.eu/fide-2020/plenaries/
  8. https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/prof-stephanie-laulhe-shaelou-invited-moderator-at-high-profile-european-event-the-fide-2021-congress-in-the-hague/
  9. Social Mediation in Practice, Fundamental Rights Forum 2021, EU Fundamental Rights Agency (11 October 2021) https://hybrid.fundamentalrightsforum.eu/Programme?session=c2Vzc2lvbjo5NzgwMQ%3D%3D (convenor and moderator)
  10. The 3rd Cyprus Annual Legal Conference, IMH Conference, 12 May 2021 (online) (Chair and Moderator) (CPD hours).
  11. ‘Taking stock: Europe’s Rule of Law in times of COVID-19’, online conference and semi-closed round table organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands, 30 November 2020 (invited discussant for Cyprus).
  12. Cyprus Forum 2020, ‘Higher Education as a booster of shared prosperity’ with Rectors, University of Cyprus; European University Cyprus; Cyprus Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, 3 October 2020 (Chairwoman)
  13. Watch the panel: https://cyprusforum.cy/media/#video-gallery-e42023d-5
  14. Social Mediation Conference and Launch of Social Mediators Network, 12 September 2020, co-organised by UCLan Cyprus, ICLAIM and the British High Commission (Welcome address, F2F and online) https://www.iclaimcentre.org/social-mediation-in-practice/
  15. Watch the video: https://www.social-mediation.org/watch-social-mediation-conference-public-session/
  16. The 2nd Cyprus Annual Legal Conference, IMH Conference, 9 September 2020 (online) (Chair and Moderator) (CPD hours). Programme included opening addresses by H.E. Ms. Emily Yiolitis, Minister of Justice and Public Order, Republic of Cyprus; H.E. Mr. George Savvides, Attorney General, Republic of Cyprus; and Justice Mr. Stelios Nathanael, President, Supreme Court, Republic of Cyprus.
  17. Watch the video of the whole event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkftoYAI4-o
  18. Symposium, ‘Intellectual Property and Open Data. Emerging Trends and their implications for Cyprus’, held with the support of the Intellectual and Industrial Property Section, Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, Republic of Cyprus, 25 February 2020 at UCLan Cyprus campus (2 CPD hours) (Organiser, Welcome and Chair) Symposium on ‘Intellectual Property and Open Data: Emerging Trends and their Implications for Cyprus’ – UCLan Cyprus
  19. 3rd Shipping Symposium ‘The modern challenges of Shipping in Cyprus. Technical and legal trends in Smart Shipping’, organised by the Law School of UCLan Cyprus and held under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus, sponsored by the Hellenic Bank, Limassol, 13 February 2020 (Organiser, Welcome and Chair) (2 CPD hours) The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Technical and legal trends in Smart Shipping – UCLan Cyprus
  20. Educational exhibition, ‘Let me be myself. The life story of Anne Frank’, organised with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Cyprus and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, at UCLan Cyprus campus, 3-14 February 2020 (Organiser). In preparation for https://eupopulism.eu/eu-pop-activities-on-75-years-after-auschwitz/
  21. CPD training on Legal Issues and Practical Approaches for Emerging Technologies: Expert insights into real risks and multiplying opportunities, 3rd training on ‘Recent developments in Data protection regulation’, UCLan Cyprus, held in Nicosia, 15 January 2020 (Co-organiser, Welcome and Chair) (6 CPD hours)
  22. Human Rights Days 2019, series of events including a photo exhibition ‘Trauma, Healing and Hope’ of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cyprus, launched at UCLan Cyprus on 5 December 2019 (Co-organiser and Welcome)
  23. Human Rights Education in context’, Conference, September 2019 (Welcome)
  24. The Cyprus Legal Conference, IMH Conference, Nicosia, 10 September 2019 (Chair and Moderator) (2 CPD hours)
  25. Round Table on the ‘European Parliament elections results, a social legal and political commentary’, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, Nicosia, 5 June 2019 with Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Former Foreign Affairs Minister (Chair)
  26. Round Table with the The Hon. President Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the EU, “The role of the Court of Justice in enhancing data protection in the EU”, Law School, UCLan Cyprus campus, 16 April 2019 (Organiser, Chair and Welcome address)
  27. Watch the video: https://vls.uclan.ac.uk/Play/41315
  28. Public Lecture by The Hon. President Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the EU, “The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the Member States”, organised by the Law School, UCLan Cyprus with the Law Department, University of Cyprus, Hellenic Bank, Nicosia, 15 April 2019 (Convenor) (2 CPD hours)
  29. 2nd Round Table of Experts, ‘The rule of law ‘backsliding’ in the EU’, organised by the School of Law, UCLan Cyprus and the University of Luxembourg, Nicosia, 1 March 2019, with Hon. Prof. Vasilios Skouris (former President, CJEU), Hon. Dr. Akis Hadjihambis (former President, Supreme Court of Cyprus), George Nicolaou (former Judge, ECtHR), and Prof. Dimitry Kochenov,  Cleopatra hotel, 1 March 2019 (Chair and Organiser)
  30. 2nd Shipping Symposium, ‘The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Focus on the legal and financial framework and structural reforms’, organised by the Law School, UCLan Cyprus, under the auspices of the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister, externally sponsored by the Hellenic Bank, Limassol, 31 January 2019 (Chair and Organiser) (2 CPD hours)
  31. Human Rights Day and Cyprus, Keynote speech by the Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs, E. Dr. Nikos Christoulides, Law School, UCLan Cyprus campus, 13 December 2018 (Chair and Organiser)
  32. Med-Mid 12th Annual Meeting of the European Court of Arbitration, UCLan Cyprus, 26 October 2018 (Co-organiser, co-Chair and Welcome address). Distinguished guest: Justice Myron Nicolatos, President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus. See https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/med-mid-the-12th-mediterranean-amp-middle-east-conference-at-uclan-cyprus/
  33. Watch the video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm3Qt62cyjU  
  34. Chairing, ‘Trends in International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation Conference’, conference organised by Harris Kyriakides LLC and Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers, 19-20 April 2018, Larnaka (Panel 1)
  35. Round Table of Experts, ‘Promoting and protecting socio-economic rights in times of crisis in Europe’, with Justice Myron Nicolatos, President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus, Hon. Dr. Akis Hadjihambis (former President, Supreme Court of Cyprus), Hon. Judge Anna Marcoulli (General Court of the European Union), and Hon. Judge Georgios Serghides (European Court of Human Rights), Cleopatra hotel, 2 March 2018 (Chair and Organiser)
  36. Opening address on behalf of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration, Seminar on Arbitration and Mediation, organised by the Cyprus Judges Association, Supreme Court of Cyprus, 8 February 2018 (Organiser and Speaker)
  37. Symposium on ‘The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Focus on the legal framework, financing and dispute resolution’ organised by the Law School of UCLan Cyprus with the Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping under the auspices of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works of Cyprus, 7 December 2017 (120 guests and 350 viewers through live streaming) (Chair, Welcome and Organiser). Sponsored by the Hellenic Bank Shipping.
  38. Arbitration annual conference organised by the Cyprus Arbitration and Mediation Centre, 7 November 2017, Hilton Cyprus (invited Chair)
  39. The Sustainability of socio-economic rights in times of crisis’, Jean Monnet Module Closing Academic Conference and Open Forum, 3-4 July 2017, UCLan Cyprus. Opened by the Dutch Ambassador to Cyprus. (Organiser, Chair and Speaker)
  40. Jean Monnet Module (JMM) Research Workshop for PhD students entitled ‘Future trends in interdisciplinary research’, 30 June 2016, UCLan Cyprus. (Introductory session, Discussant and Speaker)
  41. Paper presented (S. Laulhé Shaelou): “The uneasy relationship between the Bail-in and EU law: from effective judicial protection to global migration”
  42. Introductory session, Discussant at a staff seminar organised by the legal department at the Central Bank of Cyprus for the JMM/School of Law research scholars.
  43. Introductory session, Discussant and Vice-Chair at two JMM Round Tables held on 26 June 2015 at the EU House, Nicosia, chaired by Prof. Fabian Amtenbrink, University of Rotterdam, and with Prof. Takis Tridimas, King’s College London, Topics: EU economic governance and the European Banking Union (invitations to legal, banking and accounting professionals as well as policy-makers in Cyprus). (Organiser, Chair and Moderator)

Conference/Seminar/Lecture Organisation (selection different from above)

  1. Strategic litigation in the field of human trafficking, Online Training, organised by School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, ICLAIM and Step Up Stop Slavery, with Doughty Street Chambers, London, and supported by the British High Commission in Nicosia, 13 December 2021 (online) (Chair and organisation) (2 CPD hours) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/strategic-litigation-in-the-field-of-human-trafficking/

Watch the webinar: https://htsproject.uclancyprus.ac.cy/online-training-strategic-litigation-in-the-field-of-human-trafficking-prof-stephanie-laulhe-shaelou-catherine-meredith-anthony-vaughan-grainne-mellon/

  1. Smuggling and Human Trafficking across the Green Line, launch event, 17 November 2021, organised by School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, ICLAIM and Step Up Stop Slavery, at UCLan Cyprus campus (Chair and organisation) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/uclan-cyprus-and-bhc-launch-new-project-on-smuggling-and-human-trafficking-across-the-green-line/
  2. Staff webinar and training, ‘What can be done about ‘the scourge of corruption’?’ Webinar by Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou (Chair and Speaker) and Dr. Klearchos Kyriakides, 7 July 2021 (online)
  3. EU-POP 2nd Summer School (Co-Organiser, Chair and Opening Lecture), ‘The Substantive Requirements of Judicial Independence in the EU: Lessons from Times of Crisis’ by Prof Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, Launch of the 1st EU-POP Working Paper in the EU-POP Working Paper Series (JMMWP series): J.Veraldi and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘Judicial Independence in the EU in Times of Crisis’ (EU-POP Working Paper Series, inaugural WP, no1/2021), 2 and 3 July 2021. See https://eupopulism.eu/second-eu-pop-summer-school-2nd-3rd-july-2021/ and https://eupopulism.eu/summer-school/year-2021/ (hybrid event)

Watch the Guest Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9En0GbOGOs&t=647s

  1. On-campus closed Round Table discussion and brainstorming session on ‘Human Trafficking in Cyprus’ with special guests The Hon. Judge Roger Elsey, Acting Judge of the Senior Judges’ Court of the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, and The Hon. Judge Michelle Brewer, Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber (Chair and Moderator), 29 June, 2021 and 29 July 2021 (follow-up session). See https://htsproject.uclancyprus.ac.cy/
  2. CPD Webinar: ‘Parliamentary Transparency & Accountability’ (2 CPD Units). This is the second of a series of free transparency-related CPD Webinars organised by the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus in association with the British High Commission in Nicosia. Keynote speaker: Saira Salimi, Speaker’s Counsel, House of Commons, Parliament of the United Kingdom. Welcome by Stephen Lillie CMG, British High Commissioner to Cyprus and Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou (Chair). Discussant: Dr. Klearchos A. Kyriakides, Assistant Professor and Deputy Head, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, 25 May 2021 https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/continuing-professional-development-webinar-parliamentary-transparency-amp-accountability/ and https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/parliamentary-transparency-and-accountability/

Watch the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlpshafmCow

  1. CPD Webinar: ‘Open Justice, Transparency and the Judiciary’ (2 CPD units). This is the first of a series of free transparency-related CPD Webinars organised by the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus in association with the British High Commission in Nicosia. Keynote speaker: Sir Robin Knowles CBE, Judge of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Welcome by Stephen Lillie CMG, British High Commissioner to Cyprus and Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou (Chair). Discussant: Dr. Klearchos A. Kyriakides, Assistant Professor and Deputy Head, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, 31 March 2021. https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CDP_Webinar_Transparency_FINAL.pdf and https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/open-justice-transparency-and-the-judiciary-2/
  2. EU-POP Guest Lecture: ‘Tackling Populism in Europe: The role of the European Parliament’ with Andreas Kettis – Head of the European Parliament Office in Cyprus (Chair), 30 March 2021. https://eupopulism.eu/guest-lecture-tackling-populism-in-europe-the-role-of-the-european-parliament-30-march-2021/ and https://eupopulism.eu/eu-pop-guest-lecture-by-mr-andreas-kettis-on-tackling-populism-in-europe-the-role-of-the-european-parliament/

Watch the Guest Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz8BZYVJmr0&t=1362s

  1. Professional Development Webinar: ‘An introduction to the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Certifications in Cyprus’ (Chair) Discussant: Dr. Klearchos A. Kyriakides, Assistant Professor and Deputy Head, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, 24 March 2021. https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/professional-development-an-introduction-to-the-chartered-institute-of-securities-amp-investment-certifications-in-cyprus/

Watch the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIMAFtWiMbk

  1. EU-POP Roundtable: “Does the ECHR really protect the ‘right to offend, shock or disturb’? A critical assessment of the European Court of Human Right´s hate speech case law”, with Mr. Jacob Mchangama, Founder and Executive Director of Justitia, 11 March 2021. https://eupopulism.eu/does-the-echr-really-protect-the-right-to-offend-shock-or-disturb-by-mr-jacob-machangama-11-march-2021/ and https://eupopulism.eu/roundtable-on-does-the-echr-really-protect-the-right-to-offend-shock-or-disturb-a-critical-assessment-of-the-european-court-of-human-rights-hate-speech-case-law/

Watch the Roundtable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3UN_MTTRe8&t=1258s

  1. CPD Webinar, ‘2021 Law and Technology updates’ (Chair). Speakers: Ms Amy Grant, Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus; Mr. Stylianos Christoforou, lawyer and Data Protection Officer, 25 February 2021. https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/SoLWebinar_Feb2021.pdf and https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/continuous-professional-development-webinar-2021-law-and-technology-updates

Watch the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa2eT5_I7bE

  1. Τηλεδιάσκεψη, ‘Το δικαίωμα προσφυγής Μη Κυβερνητικών Οργανώσεων και άλλων ομάδων πολιτών για προστασία του περιβάλλοντος: μία συγκριτική επισκόπηση του δικαίου της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, Γαλλίας και Κύπρου’ (Organiser), 16 February https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/online-symposium-access-to-justice-of-environmental-ngos/

See papers at http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/zypern/17387.pdf and https://ruleoflawmonitoringmechanism.eu/materials

Watch the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YcVtjp3Ouc

  1. CPD Webinar, ‘The impact of Brexit upon the legal profession in the Republic of Cyprus’, organised by the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus with a speaker from the Law Society of England and Wales, 20 January 2021 (Convenor, Chairwoman and speaker) (2 CPD hours). https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/the-impact-of-brexit-upon-the-legal-profession-in-the-republic-of-cyprus/ and https://ruleoflawmonitoringmechanism.eu/media

Watch the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9-yvb7wTWk

Listen to Podcast: https://saskiaconstantinou.com/podcast/stephanie-shaelou/

  1. LLM module ‘EU Law & Governance in Populist Times’ with Dr. Andreas Marcou, November and December 2020 (4 CPD units); October and November 2021 (12 CPD units) LLM module on EU Constitutional Law and Governance in populist times | European Union Law and Governance in Populist Times (eupopulism.eu) (Course co-Convenor and Tutor)
  2. ‘Sixty years of State Relations’, Online Symposium organised by the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus and MGIMO University celebrating the passage of 60 years since the Republic of Cyprus established diplomatic relations with Russia. With Visiting and Honorary Fellows of the School of Law, UCLan Cyprus,Supported by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Cyprus, 2 December 2020 (2 CPD hours) (Convenor, Chairwoman and speaker) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/sixty-years-of-state-relations-an-online-symposium-to-mark-the-passage-of-60-years-since-the-republic-of-cyprus-established-state-relations-with-russia/

Sixty years of State Relations – MoU and online symposium to mark the passage of 60 years since the Republic of Cyprus established State Relations with Russia – UCLan Cyprus

Watch the video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RONm30ERRTc

  1. ‘A Symposium to mark the 60th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus’, with The Hon. Mr. Justice Costas Clerides (Ret’d), former Judge of the Supreme Court of Cyprus, former Attorney-General of Cyprus. With academics and Honorary Fellows of the School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, 18 November 2020 (2 CPD units) (Convenor and Chairwoman) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/a-symposium-to-mark-the-60th-anniversary-of-the-establishment-of-the-republic-of-cyprus/

Watch the symposium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbNaEoZHD2E

  1. Jean Monnet Module EU-POP Summer School, ‘EU Law and Governance in Populist Times’, with a mixture of guest lectures, workshops, keynote and expert talks from all over Europe (9 CPD units F2F; 4 CPD units online), 18-19 September 2020 (F2F and online) (co-Convenor and speaker)

Watch the whole event: https://eupopulism.eu/summer-school/year-2020/

  1. Round Table on the Rule of Law, UCLan Cyprus School of Law and University of Luxembourg, Graduate School, Luxembourg, 14 November 2018 (Convenor and Discussant)
  2. ‘The UK and the EU after Brexit’, Public Lecture by Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 4 April 2017

Watch the whole event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMZ39LQ-oM4

  1. JMM Guest Lecture No. 6 by George Arestis, former Judge at the CJEU (2004-2014) and Honorary fellow, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus entitled ‘EU Citizenship and social rights’, held on 15 December 2016, UCLan Cyprus. (Convenor, Chair, Discussant)
  2. JMM Guest Lecture No. 5 by Achilles Emilianides, advocate, entitled ‘The Legal bail-in in Cyprus. A legal appraisal’, held on 17 November 2016, UCLan Cyprus. (Convenor, Chair, Discussant)
  3. JMM Guest lecture No. 4 by Dr. Constantinos Lycourgos, Judge at the CJEU, entitled ‘Measures taken in order to tackle the euro crisis and the case law of the EU Courts’, held on 12 February 2016 at the Cleopatra Hotel (open to the public). (Convenor, Chair, Discussant)
  4. JMM Guest Lecture No. 3 by Mr. George Arestis, former Judge at the CJEU (2004-2014) and Honorary fellow, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus entitled ‘EU Citizenship and social rights’, held on 29 October 2015, UCLan Cyprus. (Convenor, Chair, Discussant)
  5. JMM Guest Lecture No. 2 by Jukka Snell, University of Turku, Finland, entitled ‘The Trilemma of European Economic and Monetary Integration, and Its Implications’, held on 3 December 2014 at the Cleopatra Hotel, Nicosia (open to the public). (Convenor, Chair, Discussant)
  6. JMM Guest Lecture No. 1 by Constantinos Kombos, University of Cyprus, entitled ‘The Financial crisis as a constitutional crisis’, held on 12 November 2014 at UCLan Cyprus. (Convenor, Chair, Discussant)
  7. Seminar and book launch: ‘Integration and Differentiation in the EU. A legal approach’ held at the EU House, 24 June 2010, fully funded by the Office of the EP Cyprus, the EC in Cyprus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus with Prof. Marc Maresceau (University of Ghent, Belgium), Dr. Constantinos Lycourgos (Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus – Head of EU Unit), Dr. Achilleas Emilianides and Dr. Nicos Emiliou (Convenor, Chair, Discussant)

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

Erasmus+, European Commission – Jean Monnet Activities:

https://eupopulism.eu/ and https://www.lawpop.eu/

  • Module Leader and Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module ‘The Law of Financial and Economic Governance in the EU’ (FEcoGov) (2014-17) – Grant decision no. 2014-1686 / 553133 School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, 2014-2017 (total budget: 41,700 euros). Selected as ‘success story’ and ‘good practice’ by the European Commission upon its completion.


European Commission, Horizon 2020 (2018-21):

‘Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems’ (SHERPA). Swafs-22 action. large consortium of 2.8 million euro. Principal Investigator at the University of De Montfort, UK. https://www.project-sherpa.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Under Grant Agreement no. 786641.


European Commission, Justice programme (2019-22):

Project on ‘Diversity of enforcement titles in cross-border debt collection in the EU’ (EU-En4s’), JUST-JCOO-AG-2018. Principal Investigator: University of Maribor, Slovenia. Total budget: 662036 euros. https://www.pf.um.si/en/acj/projects/pr09-eu-en4s/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Justice Programme under Grant Agreement no. 831628.



Other Funding

Seed Corn project funded by the Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change, UK, for the project ‘Social Mediation in practice’ (June-July 2017) (with Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou) (3,600 euros)



‘Social Mediation in context’ funded by the British High Commission in Cyprus (Sept.19-Sept. 20) (with Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou) (6,100 euros).



Seed Corn project funded by the Centre for Sustainable Transitions, UK (March-Oct. 2020) (with Dr. Josephina Antoniou): ‘Responsible Smart Environments’ (5,100 euros) http://responsiblesmartenvironments.com/


Seed corn project funded by the Centre for Sustainable Transitions, UK (Jan-September 2021) (with Dr. Katerina Antoniou): ‘Social Mediation for Social Transitions’ (2,900 euros)



Seed Corn project funded by the Centre for Sustainable Transitions, UK (Jan-September 2021) (with Dr. Ioann Perry and Dr. Josephina Antoniou) ‘COVID-19 Social Impact Study’ (1,500 euros)



‘Smuggling and Trafficking across the Green Line’ (SHT) funded by the British High Commission in Cyprus (August 2021-January 2022) (with Ms Andrea Manoli) (8,350 euros) https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/uclan-cyprus-and-bhc-launch-new-project-on-smuggling-and-human-trafficking-across-the-green-line/

See project’s website: https://htsproject.uclancyprus.ac.cy/ 


‘Identity, Culture and Social Mediation for Cyprus’ (Social Mediation iDCy) funded by the British High Commission in Cyprus (September 2021-February 2022) (with Ms Nadia Kornioti and Dr. Katerina Antoniou) (5,290 euros) https://www.iclaimcentre.org/social-mediation-in-practice/


Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • LLM dissertations (40 to date)
  • Director of PhD Studies, School of Justice, UCLan, UK:
  1. Ms Despina Christofi, 2014-17 (FT on scholarship), Arbitration and Financial crisis. Viva passed successfully (January 2018); PhD awarded July 2018.
  2. Ms Katerina Kalaitzaki, 2015-2018 (FT on scholarship), EU Citizenship and Financial crisis. Viva passed successfully (April 2019); PhD awarded July 2019.
  3. Ms Eleni Neocleous, 2016-2021 (PT), Migration crisis and the responsibility of the EU.
  4. Pinelopi Charalampous, 2021-2025 (FT), AI: a path to legislation.
  • First/Second supervisor to other PhD students


Consultancy and CPD Training

Legal expert, Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus:



Registered Commercial Mediator, Ministry of Justice and Public Order, Republic of Cyprus (2017-)


Expert evaluator for the European Commission and its Agencies (2016- to date): Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships; Capacity Building in Higher Education; Horizon 2020; Europe for Citizens


Executive education design & delivery

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q8zz5deTCU

Establishment of the UCLan Cyprus School of Law Executive Legal Education Academy (the Law Academy https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/short-course/law-academy/). UCLan Cyprus is a recognised provider of CPD programmes for the legal profession in Cyprus (since October 2018; see www.cyprusbar.org/CoursesEvents.aspx).

View https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/short-course/law-academy/ for all CPD courses



  • European Citizen 2020 Prize Laureate, European Parliament on behalf of ICLAIM’s Social Mediation in Practice project (2021)




Watch the award ceremony at the European Parliament, Brussels (9 November 2021): https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/european-citizen-s-prize-2020-2021-award-ceremony_20211109-1700-SPECIAL-CEREMONY_vd  / Watch short extract: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C73uvKxlD2Y

Watch the award ceremony in Cyprus (17 April 2021): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmb6Y7UPvgs

Watch the project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaXmKmSLl2Q&t=2s


  • Member of the Independent Scientific Anti-Corruption Council of the Republic of Cyprus appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus (2021-2022)


  • Member of the Cyprus Programme Committee for the European Union’s scientific programme Horizon Europe, Pillar II, Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society”, appointed by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy of the Republic of Cyprus and the European Commission (2021-)


  • Alumna Visiting Fellow, Law Department, European University Institute, Florence (June-July 2021) https://www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/Law Project: ‘Digital Life’ in times of crisis: the tale of the Rule of Law in the European digital public legal order’



  • Peer reviewer for the UK process of the HR Excellence in Research Award at Higher Education Institution (2021-22)



Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

Public outreach and engagement:

Founding member and director of ICLAIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods http://iclaimcentre.org/), a non-for-profit organisation established in 2017 and aimed at promoting access to justice for communities. Externally funded projects (international research centres, Embassies).

European Citizen Prize 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaXmKmSLl2Q&t=2s

Ongoing projects:

Social Mediators’ Network mobile application: https://socialmediatorsnetwork.netlify.app/#/home


https://post.parliament.uk/horizon-scanning/covid-19-outbreak-what-are-experts-concerned-about/ ; https://post.parliament.uk/life-beyond-covid-19-what-are-experts-concerned-about/

          COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database, UK Government (trainings, briefings, surveys, outputs);

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12453-Digital-education-action-plan-update-/F537909 (our submission);

The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications – Committees – UK Parliament (COVO176) https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/9079/pdf/ (our               submission)


Editorial Boards/Reviewer:

 General co-Editor, The Routledge Encyclopaedia of European Studies (forthcoming) (October 2021-)

Editor in Chief, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Populism, UCLan Cyprus School of Law https://www.lawpop.eu/ and EU-POP Working Paper Series https://eupopulism.eu/working-paper-series/ (2020-to date)

Inaugural issues: https://www.lawpop.eu/issues/ and https://eupopulism.eu/working-paper-series/

Co-Editor, UCLan Cyprus Law Blog https://lawblog.uclancyprus.ac.cy/about/ and Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism https://lawblog.uclancyprus.ac.cy/rolmm/ (2020-to date)

Editorial Board member, Journal of Responsible Technology, Elsevier (2020-to date)


Editor of the https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/research/jean-monnet-module/publications/ (2014-17)


Advisory Board Member:

CMMI’s International Academic and Industrial Advisory Council (IAIAC) and CMMI’s Legal and Ethical Advisory Committee (LEAC), member (May 2021-) https://www.cmmi.blue/iaiac/

Larnaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Fundraising and Innovation Committee member (December 2020-)

Advisory Committee member, Cyprus Forum https://cyprusforum.cy/advisory-committee/ (May 2020-) upon invitation

International Academic and Industry Advisory Board of Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation and Technology Centre of Excellence – CMMI/MaRITeC-X (2017-2020) (upon invitation), Cyprus http://www.maritec-x.eu/ (Teaming Phase 2)

Member of the Advisory Board, Strategy International https://strategyinternational.org/ (August 2018-) (upon invitation)


Collaborative Networks:

European Law Institute, Common Constitutional Traditions in Europe Project (2020-)

Consultative Committee Member: https://www.europeanlawinstitute.eu/projects-publications/current-projects-feasibility-studies-and-other-activities/current-projects/cct-in-europe/

European Law Institute, Business and Human Rights: Access to Justice and Effective Remedies Project (2020-)

Consultative Committee Member: https://www.europeanlawinstitute.eu/projects-publications/current-projects-feasibility-studies-and-other-activities/current-projects/business-and-human-rights/


European Law Institute, AI and Public Administration (2020-)

Consultative Committee Member: https://www.europeanlawinstitute.eu/projects-publications/current-projects-feasibility-studies-and-other-activities/current-projects/ai-and-public-administration/


Global Access to Justice project (2019- to date)

Lead National Expert: http://globalaccesstojustice.com/local-researchers/


Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD),Council of Europe (July 2018-2019)

Legal Expert: https://www.coe.int/en/web/corruption/home


Network of Constitutional Experts (ERC grant; 2014-17)

National Expert: http://www.kent.ac.uk/roleofconstitutions/publications.html


Network of National Experts (EEA funded project; 2015-20)

National Expert: http://www.uib.no/fg/konkurranse/93818/effectiveness-and-application-eu-eea-law-national-courts


Media/Social media/Videos (selection):


Social Mediation

  1. https://hybrid.fundamentalrightsforum.eu/Programme?session=c2Vzc2lvbjo5NzgwMQ%3D%3D (Fundamental Rights Forum 2021, Fundamental Rights Platform, EU Fundamental Rights Agency)
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaXmKmSLl2Q&t=2s (short video presentation of the programme)
  3. http://cybc.com.cy/video-on-demand/%cf%81%ce%b9%ce%ba-2/eu4u/episodes/eu4u-23-11-21/ (EU4U programme, RIK TV, in Greek)
  4. Watch! Social Mediation Conference – Public Session – Social Mediation (social-mediation.org)
  5. Η καθηγήτρια Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou στην εκπομπή “Μέρα Μεσημέρι” του ΑΝΤ1 – YouTube (ANT1 TV interview – Greek)
  6. OMEGA TV – Ρεπορτάζ για το Βραβείο του Ευρωπαίου Πολίτη στο Διαθεματικό Ερευνητικό Κέντρο ICLAIM – YouTube (OMEGA TV reportage – Greek)
  7. Στέφανη Σιάηλου για βραβείο ΕΕ – YouTube (OMEGA TV interview – Greek)
  8. https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/ΠΡΩΙΝΗ-ΕΠΙΘΕΩΡΗΣΗ-18-02-2021-ΣΤΕΦΑΝΗ-ΣΙΑHΛΟΥ.mp3 (Politis Radio interview – Greek)
  9. https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Stephanie-Laulhe-Shaelou-Ράδιο-Πρώτο-23-02-2021.mp3 (Radio Proto interview – Greek)


Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

  1. https://www.project-sherpa.eu/the-sherpa-project-participates-in-the-annual-paris-peace-forum/
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrP_QxLM-yM&list=PLhHMwTfbaJ0QiEMKI2Ff2-NG9k6AsmvIn&index=36 (plenary panel, 3rd Paris Peace Forum, November 2020)
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2OsnOP6jas&list=PLhHMwTfbaJ0TJasNv16OsjsSSj5X0ZdfM&index=96 (pitch, Sherpa project, November 2020)
  4. https://www.goldnews.com.cy/en/opinion/artificial-intelligence-and-human-rights (interview, December 2018)
  5. https://www.facebook.com/SaskiaUnreserved/videos/500022083994804/ (interview, January 2020)


Higher Education/ Legal Education

  1. https://www.goldnews.com.cy/digitaledition/#/reader/39983/1486853 (interview, July 2021)
  2. Media – Cyprus Forum (Higher education in Cyprus as a booster of shared prosperity, October 2020)
  3. Welcome Message from our Head of School of Law Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou – YouTube (June 2020)
  4. UCLan Cyprus: Το 74% των αποφοίτων απασχολείται άμεσα με τον τομέα σπουδών του – YouTube (interview on executive education, video in English, October 2019)



  1. The EU and UK, Approaches to Covid-19 – UCLan Cyprus Law Blog (interview, April 2020)
  2. En4s – Access to justice in time of COVID-19 – Stephanie Laulhé Shaelou – YouTube (presentation, September 2020)



  1. Legal Conference Live event recorded CORRECTED – YouTube (conference, September 2020)
  2. https://www.facebook.com/SaskiaUnreserved/videos/332235441008243/ (interview, June 2019)



  1. Implications of Brexit on the Republic of Cyprus (podcast, January 21) Stephanie Laulhe Shaelou | Saskia Constantinou
  2. UK Troops in Europe: What’s their future in a post-Brexit era? – CGTN (interview, August 2019)
  3. https://www.facebook.com/notes/697662751106348/ (interview, January 2018)


Rule of Law/Human Rights

  1. https://democracy-reporting.org/en/office/EU/publications/cyprus-elections-and-the-rule-of-law (interview, May 2021)
  2. https://www.facebook.com/SaskiaUnreserved/videos/785262495234725/ (Human Rights Day interview, December 2019)


Financial crisis

Chypre, le paradis perdu du 12 mai 2013 – France Inter (interview in French, May 2013)


Populism in the EU (Jean Monnet Module EU-POP, 2019-22)

EU Law and Governance in Populist Times – YouTube (video, October 2019)