Dr. Stamatina Yannakourou

School : The School of Law
Department : Department of Law
Position : Assistant Professor, Labour Law & Social Security Law

Dr. Stamatina Yannakourou Mailing Address
Nicosia
Cyprus

225595578 225595578

Email: S.Yannakourou@euc.ac.cy S.Yannakourou@euc.ac.cy

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Law with the highest honours (Specialisation: Labour Law), University of Paris X-Nanterre, France
  • (1994) LLM in Social and Trade Union Law, University of Paris X-Nanterre, France
  • (1989) LLB in Law, School of Law, National Kapodistriako University of Athens, Greece (1988)

Employment History

  • Deputy Greek Ombudsman for Gender Equality (2008-2012)
  • Special Advisor to the Secretary General for Gender Equality, Hellenic Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation (2005-2007)
  • Scientific Advisor at the Economic and Social Council of Greece (1996-2004)

Profile

Stamatina (Matina) Yannakourou joined the European University Cyprus (EUC) in October 2012 as Assistant Professor of Labour Law and teaches Greek and Cyprus Labour Law, General Principles of Civil Law and Social Security Law. Previously she was Deputy Ombudsman in Greece (2008 – 2012). She has also worked as consultant at the Economic and Social Council of Greece - OKE (1996-2005) and as government advisor to the Secretary General for Gender Equality, Hellenic Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation (2005-2007). Furthermore, she has collaborated as independent labour law expert with the European Commission (DG EMPL) and several research centers and academic institutions in various EU countries. She has been member of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic National Center of Public Administration and Local Government (2008-2012) and has taught for many years at the National School of Public Administration in Greece. Since 1990 she is Attorney-at- Law at the Athens Bar Association.

She holds a law degree from the Athens Law School (National Kapodistriako University of Athens). She received a Master’s degree (DEA) in Social and Trade Union Law and a PhD in Private Law (Specialisation: Labour Law), with the highest honours, from the Paris West University Nanterre La Défense (formerly called “Paris-X Nanterre”). During the preparation of her PhD she served as Teaching and Research Assistant for Private Law for two years at the University of Paris X-Nanterre. For her PhD, she was honored with a publishing grant from the French Government.

She is an alumna of the American College of Greece (Pierce College), where she received the Minnie Mills Prize for her contribution to the promotion of the students’ community spirit. She is fluent in Greek (native speaker), English and French and has a limited working capacity in Italian.

Her research interests include Labour Law and Labour Relations, Employment Law and Policies, Social Dialogue and Work Governance, Gender Equality Law and Anti-Discrimination Law.

Research Programs

  • “The Future of Work” (December 2016 – July 2017). Project assigned by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Industries (SEV). Role in the project: Scientific coordinator and author of the Synthesis report/policy recommendations
  • “Describing the state of the art and evaluating the efficiency of Tripartite Social Dialogue Structures at national level in Greece” (December 2014 – November 2015). Project assigned by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Industries (SEV). Role in the project: Scientific coordinator and author of the  Consolidation report/policy recommendations
  • “External assessment of the efficiency of labour mediation and arbitration institutions in Greece and of the Mediation and Arbitration Service’s operation” (Dec. 2012 – Feb. 2013). Project assigned to the European University Cyprus by the Hellenic Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Role in the project: Scientific Coordinator and co-author of the main study.
  • “Precarious work and social rights” (June 2011 – April 2012). Comparative project coordinated by the Working Lives Research Institute (WLRI), Londonmet University, UK and co-funded by the European Commission. Role in the project: National legal expert and Member of the Scientific Committee.
  • “The evolving structure of collective bargaining in the EU countries: 1990 – 2003” (2004-2005). Project commissioned and co-funded by the European Commission (DG EMPL) and coordinated by Prof. Silvana Sciarra, University of Florence, Italy. Role in the project: National expert.
  • “The evolution of Labour Law in the EU: 1992-2002” (Dec. 2002 – June 2003). Project commissioned and funded by the European Commission (DG EMPL) and coordinated by Prof. Silvana Sciarra, European University Institute. Role in the Project: National expert.
  • “Comparative analysis between European Union countries and a proposal for a possible European voluntary system of conciliation, mediation and arbitration in the field of labour relations” (2002). Project commissioned and co-funded by the European Commission, General Direction of Employment and Social Affairs, Unit D3, and coordinated by Prof. Fernando Valdes, University Complutense of Madrid. Role in the project: National expert

Consulting Services

  • Member of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (RACSE/ANESC)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Hellenic Journal of Labour Law (EErgD) 

Publications

Selected Publications

  • Yannakourou, S. (2018, under publication), European Works Councils: Cyprus, Kluwer Law International, International  Encyclopedia of Laws – Labour Law (in English)
  • Yannakourou, S. (2016), Cyprus Labour Law, Athens : Nomiki Vivliothiki, 328 pages (in Greek)
  • Alexandropoulou, A. and Yannakourou, S. (co-eds) (2015), Business restructuring: current issues of commercial, labour and social security law,  Acts of the EUC Conference held at Nicosia on 6 & 7 March 2015, Athens : Nomiki Vivliothiki, XI + 193 pages (in Greek).
  • Yannakourou, S. (2008), Equal treatment of men and women according to European and Greek labour law, Athens: Ed. Ant. Sakkoulas, pages 327+XXII (in Greek)
  • Yannakourou, S., (1995) L' Etat, l'autonomie collective et le travailleur. Εtude comparée du droit italien et du droit français de la représentativité syndicale, Préface A. Lyon-Caen, Paris : L.G.D.J., Bibliothèque de Droit Privé, Tome 247, pages 393 + XXV (in French)
  • Yannakourou, S and Goulas, D. (2018), “Alternative Over Traditional: Are Equality Bodies more important than courts for the enforcement of Anti-Discrimination Legislation in employment?”, Paper presented at an International Workshop organised by Barbara Havelkova and Matias Möschel at the Lincoln College Oxford University on 15-16 March 2018 (under publication)
  • Yannakourou, S, (2018), “Trade Union Representativeness and Collective Bargaining: Towards New Rules”,  Epitheorissis Ergatikou Dikaiou (Labour Law Review), pp. 293 – 326 (in Greek)
  • Yannakourou, M. (2017), “’The employer’s civil liability for the violation of EU fundamental rights’, Dikaio Epiheirisseon kai Etaireion (Business and Company Law), pp. 314-324 (in Greek)
  • Yannakourou, M. (2017), “ Strikes towards the limitation of entrepreneurial freedom”, Epitheorissis Ergatikou Dikaiou (Labour Law Review), Vol. 76: 179 – 190 (in Greek)
  • Yannakourou , M. and Tsimpoukis, C., (2014), Flexibility without security and deconstruction of collective bargaining: the new paradigm of labour law in Greece”, International Journal of Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, vol. 35 (3), p. 331-370 (in English)

Awards/International Awards

  • Honorary award granted by the French Government for the publication of the PhD (1994)
  • Research Scholarship awarded by the French Ministry of Research and Technology in order to prepare a doctoral thesis (1989-1992)
  • Scholarship awarded by the Greek Labour Force Employment Organism (OAED) for post-graduate studies (1988-1989)
  • Minnie Mills Prize awarded by the Alumni’s Association of the American College of Greece (Pierce College) (1983)
 
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