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Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou


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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 (2015)

Certified Mediator, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce (2017)

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



European Law; EU Constitutional Law and Governance; EU Financial and Economic Law; EU Internal Market Law; EU External Relations; EU Trade Law and Policy; EU Citizenship Law; Fundamental Rights in Europe; 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)

Academic Associations

  • Higher Education Academy, UK (Fellow) (current)
  • Friends of ERA (Academy of European Law) (current)
  • European Law Institute, Brussels (Fellow) (current)
  • The University Association for Contemporary European Studies, UK (current)
  • Society of Legal Scholars, UK (member) (current)
  • Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (current)

 Professional Organisations/Associations/Non-profit organisations


Research Interests

  1. EU/EMU withdrawal; BREXIT negotiations 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 and crisis;
  4. Effective judicial protection, Rule of Law and crisis, 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 Cyprus and beyond;
  10. Interdisciplinary research: Artificial Intelligence, big data and human rights; compliance; dispute resolution; ethics; gender studies; 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);
    • Lead of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Mentoring Team (2015-17);
    • Director of Postgraduate Research, Research and Innovation Committee (RIC) (2015-16);
    • Member of Teaching and Learning enhancement initiative, School Lead (2014-16);
    • Erasmus Committee, UCLan Cyprus (2015-2018);
  • 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 RIC (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) (400 pages;150,000 words)
  2. Emilianides, S. Laulhé Shaelou, A.Solomou, International Encyclopedia of Private International Law – Cyprus (Kluwer Law International, 2015) (50,000 words)
  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. 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
  2. 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/
  3. 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
  4. 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/ https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2808420 Launched at the Court of Justice of the European Union, November 2017
  5. 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/
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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. 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/
  2. 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 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, ‘SIS and Security, dual use and misuse’ (Sherpa briefing, November 2020) SIS and Security, Dual Use, and Misuse – Project Sherpa (project-sherpa.eu)
  2. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘SIS and privacy and data protection’ (Sherpa briefing, November 2020) SIS and Privacy and Data Protection – Project Sherpa (project-sherpa.eu)
  3. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘SIS, accountability and liability’ (Sherpa briefing, November 2020) SIS, Accountability and Liability – Project Sherpa (project-sherpa.eu)
  4. Laulhé Shaelou and J. Antoniou, ‘The COVID-19 world of digital education – an inclusive world?’ (September 2020) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/the-covid-19-world-of-digital-education-an-inclusive-world/
  5. 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
  6. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The right of robots’ (Sherpa briefing, June 2020) https://www.project-sherpa.eu/the-rights-of-robots/
  7. Laulhé Shaelou, Why the coronavirus crisis is still a moment of opportunity for the European Union’, The Conversation (June 2020) (6000 reads) https://theconversation.com/why-the-coronavirus-crisis-is-still-a-moment-of-opportunity-for-the-european-union-136877
  8. 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://lawblog.uclancyprus.ac.cy/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/
  9. 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/
  10. Laulhé Shaelou and Klearchos Kyriakides, ‘Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism and COVID-19’ (April 2020) https://lawblog.uclancyprus.ac.cy/rolmm/
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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, The Hague, 2020) (open access) http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/29817/

The New EU Data Protection Regime: Setting Global Standards for the Right to Personal Data Protection (boomportaal.nl)

  1. Laulhé Shaelou and P. Athanassiou, ‘Cyprus Report’ in G. Bàndi et al, European Banking Union (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. 3rd Paris Peace Forum, ‘The values of Artificial Intelligence technology: Bringing ethics to the table’, 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)

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. – UCLan Cyprus

Watch the video: The values of Artificial Intelligence technology: Bringing ethics to the table | PPF 2020 – YouTube

  1. ‘Access to justice in time of COVID-19 – Variations on general principles of EU law’, paper delivered 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: En4s – Access to justice in time of COVID-19 – Stephanie Laulhé Shaelou – YouTube

  1. ‘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
  2. ‘Of bits and pieces of EU Law in territories. The many shades of European integration’, invited paper at CERiM Conference, Beyond EU ‘Membership’? Current issues and future perspectives’, held at the University of Maastricht, 23-4 May 2019 (externally funded)

Read paper: SLaulheShaelou_CERIMPaper_May19_Public (3).pdf

  1. ‘The principles of legitimate expectations, non-retroactivity, property rights and proportionality in the Cypriot sugar market cases’, paper presented at the ERC closing conference on ‘The role of national constitutions in European and global governance’, University of Kent, London, 26-7 November 2018 (externally funded)
  2. ‘Citizens’ rights and social rights: the routes for UK citizens in Cyprus’, paper presented 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

Read presentation: Stephanie Laulhé Shaelou.pdf

  1. ‘EU citizenship and EU withdrawal’, paper presented 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 (externally funded)
  2. ‘A Critical Look at the Cypriot Citizenship by Investment Programme’, paper delivered 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 (externally funded)
  3. ‘Europeanisation as legal integration? Ten years after the Big Bang enlargement’, key note 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 (externally funded)

Introductory Sessions – Chairing – Discussant – Convenor

  1. ‘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. Keynote by Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus and Honorary Fellow, 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)

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

  1. ‘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).
  2. ‘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 and forthcoming recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central Lancashire. With academics and Honorary Fellows of the School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, 18 November 2020 (2 CPD units) (Convenor and Chairwoman) A Symposium to mark the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus – UCLan Cyprus

Watch the whole event: A Symposium to mark the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus – YouTube

  1. Cyprus Forum 2020, ‘Higher Education as a booster of shared prosperity’ with Rector, University of Cyprus; Rector, European University Cyprus; CEO, University of Nicosia and President, Cyprus Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, 3 October 2020 (Chairwoman)

Watch the panel: Media – Cyprus Forum

  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)
  2. 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.

Watch the video of the whole event: Legal Conference Live event recorded CORRECTED – YouTube

  1. 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
  2. 3rd Shipping Symposium ‘The modern challenges of Shipping in Cyprus. Technical and legal trends in Smart Shipping’, held under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus, and 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
  3. 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 (Co-organiser, Welcome and Chair) (6 CPD hours)
  4. PGR Conference, UCLan Cyprus campus, 21 June 2019 (Chair and Co-organiser)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)

Watch the video: Roundtable with the President of the Court of Justice of the EU, Prof. Koen Lenaerts (uclan.ac.uk)

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Human Rights Day and Cyprus, Keynote speech by the Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Nikos Christoulides, Law School, UCLan Cyprus campus, 13 December 2019 (Chair and Organiser)
  5. 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 Med-Mid – The 12th Mediterranean & Middle East Conference at UCLan Cyprus – UCLan Cyprus

Watch the video:   12th Annual meeting of the European Court of Arbitration MED-MID Cyprus 2018 – YouTube

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Symposium on ‘The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Focus on the legal framework, financing and dispute resolution’ 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.
  4. Arbitration annual conference organised by the Cyprus Arbitration and Mediation Centre, 7 November 2017, Hilton Cyprus (invited Chair)
  5. 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 (Organiser, Chair and Speaker)
  6. ‘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: Talk by Prof. Pissarides, Nobel Prize winner at UCLan Cyprus Live Streaming – YouTube


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture


Erasmus+, European Commission – Jean Monnet Activities:

  • Module Leader and Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module European Union Law and Governance in Populist Times’(EU-POP) (2019-2022) – Grant decision no. 611421-EPP-1-2019-1-CY-EPPJMO-MODULE School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, 2019-22 (25,368 euros funded by the European Commission; total budget: 33,824 euros). 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 (30,000 euro funded by the European Commission; total budget: 41,700 euros). Selected as ‘success story’ and ‘good practice’ by the European Commission upon its completion. Search projects | Erasmus+ (europa.eu) and https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/research/jean-monnet-module/

European Commission, Horizon 2020 (2018-22):

SwafS-22-2017 ‘The ethical dimensions of IT technologies: a European perspective focusing on security and human rights aspects’: ‘Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems’ (SHERPA): large consortium bidding of 2.8 million euro. Principal Investigator at the University of De Montfort, UK; I am the UCLan Cyprus coordinator (UCLan Cyprus share: 330K). Successful November 2017 (15/15). 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 (2019-21):

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 requested from the EU: 662036 euros; UCLan Cyprus share: 33,384 euros. 24 months project. Start date: 1 June 2019. 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) https://www.social-mediation.org/ (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)

Social Mediation in Practice | ICLAIM – Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (iclaimcentre.org)

  • 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/


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.
  • First/Second supervisor to other PhD students


Consultancy and CPD Training

Legal expert, Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus:



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


Executive education design & delivery


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 Law Academy – UCLan Cyprus for all CPD courses




Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

Public outreach and engagement:

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)

  • Member of Draft European Law Institute Principles for the COVID-19 crisis (multiple webinars); COVID-19 surveys/questionnaires on Cyprus/UK/national/EU measures for IOs (UN, Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU, etc)
  • Lead on UN Sustainable Development Goals through SDG Accord, SDSN, COP26 preparations for UK Government and UK Parliament (member of POST COP 26 Expert Database). COP26: Principles and priorities — a POST survey of expert views: Fourth Special Report of Session 2019-21 (parliament.uk)
  • Participation to multiple public consultations, public enquiries, position papers, questionnaires, databases (European Commission, European Parliament, Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU, Cyprus House of Representatives, Ministries of the Republic of Cyprus, UK Parliament, UK Government, IOs, NGOs). Public submissions include:
    • Survey/Questionnaire/Position paper, European Commission, New Digital Education Action Plan Public Consultation (2020)

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

Our reply was published on the website of the UK Parliament:

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

  • Surveys, UK Parliament and UK Government, COVID-19 expert database; UK Parliament, COP26 expert database, NGO networks, EU FRA (2020);
  • Stakeholder/Annual consultation, EU Fundamental Rights Platform (recurrent).


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


Editorial Boards/Reviewer:


Advisory Board Member:

  • Larnaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 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 – MaRITeC-X (December 2017-2020) (upon invitation), Cyprus http://www.maritec-x.eu/
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Strategy International https://strategyinternational.org/ (August 2018-) (upon invitation)

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