Dr. Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi

Email: evangelia.tsourdi@EUI.eu




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

Publications/recent projects:

  • E. Tsourdi (with M. Peek), ‘Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection’, in K. Hailbronner, & D. Thym, EU Immigration and Asylum Law Commentary, Beck/Hart Publishing (2015)
  • E.Tsourdi, ‘Report on Reception Conditions: A dignified standard of living for asylum seekers?’, in P. De Bruycker, V. Chetail & F. Maiani (eds.), Towards a Common European Asylum System: The added value of the legislative package of Second Generation, Boston/Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff (2015)
  • E. Tsourdi (ed.), (with J.P. Gaucci & M.Giuffré), Exploring the boundaries of refugee law: current protection challenges, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff (2015)
  • E. Tsourdi, ‘What protection for persons fleeing indiscriminate violence? The Impact of the European Courts on the EU Subsidiary Protection Regime’ in J.-F. Durieux & D. Cantor (eds.), Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to Humanitarian Law, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, (2014) pp. 270-294