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The EPLO is an international organization dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the area of Public Law lato sensu and Governance, including but not limited to, inter alia, national, comparative and European public law, human rights law and environmental law and the promotion of European values for a better generation of lawyers and democratic institutions worldwide. The EPLO was established in 2007 in Athens, Greece, as the continuation of the European Public Law Center (EPLC), a non-profit institution of international character, established in 1995 under the Law of the Hellenic Republic. To this date, it has developed, organized, promoted and supported more than 200 educational, research, training, institution building and other activities and has provided assistance to democratic institutions in more than 70 countries. In order to accomplish its purposes, the EPLO promotes the cooperation with other institutions, organizations and bodies in particular within the United Nations system. The EPLO has been granted the Observer Status at the General Assembly of the United Nations, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Labor Organization and the International Organization for Migration.

Team Members

Andrea de Maio

Andrea de Maio

Project Manager

Assistant Director for Technical Cooperation at the European Public Law Organization (EPLO). In this capacity, he is responsible for the development, design and management of the Organization’s international technical cooperation programs, which assist governments and institutions in implementing public administration, regulatory and judicial reforms as well as alignment of national legislations to the EU acquis. He has over 15 years of experience in international organizations and development cooperation. Throughout his career he has been involved in and responsible for the development and management of complex large-scale technical assistance programs, with budgets up to 20 million USD, including the largest legal capacity building programs in Afghanistan and Southern Sudan. He has an extensive and diversified experience of work in developing and transition countries, such as Afghanistan, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. He has deep experience in the assessment of in-country technical assistance needs, program design, management, monitoring and evaluation, and provision of technical advice to local partners. He is fluent in English, French and Italian and holds a Masters Degree in International and European Law from the University of Rome.

Theodoros Fouskas

Theodoros Fouskas

Scientific Coordinator/Senior Researcher/Alternate Project Manager

Dr. Theodoros Fouskas is a sociologist. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor (PD 407/1980) at the Department of Public and Community Health of the University of West Attica (UNIWA) (Greece), where he is teaching the course “Health of Moving Populations – Intercultural Health”. He specializes in migration, migrant labour and migrant community organizations. Also, in precarious, low-status/low-wage employment, integration of third country nationals, undeclared work, irregular migration, public health aspects of migration, access of migrants to healthcare, labour solidarity, social protection, political participation and trade unions in the reception societies. He has taught “Migration Policy”at the Department of Social and Educational Policy of the University of Peloponnese (2018-19), “Sociology of Migration” at the Department of Sociology of the University of Crete (2017-18), “Migration – Migration Policy and Integration” Policies at the Department of Social Administration and Political Science of the Democritus University of Thrace (2017-18), “Sociology of Health”at the Department of Public Health Policy of the University of West Attica (2017-19) (former National School of Public Health), “Greek Diaspora” at the Program of Studies on Hellenic Culture at the Hellenic Open University (2017-19) as well as in other academic institutions. He has authored 2 monographs: Nigerian Immigrants in Greece: Low-Status Work, Community, and Decollectivization (Nova Science Publishers, 2014) and Migrant “Communities” and Labor Representation (Papazisi Publishers, 2012, in Greek) and he has co-edited the collective volume: Contemporary Immigration in Greece: A Sourcebook (with VassileiosTsevrenis, European Public Law Organization Publications, 2014).

Pavlos Stefanou, Despoina Ilektra Voulgari, Michalis Mittas, Voulkidis Konstantinos, Simitas Fotis, Nikos Goutas

Researchers (Thessaloniki)

Konstantinos Kazanas, Fotini-Maria Mine, Vasiliki Tsigka, Georgia Pechlidi

Researchers (Athens)

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