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Stamatina Yiannakourou
Associate Professor, Labour Law & Social Security Law
The School of Law
Department of Law
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
PhD in Law with Summa cum Laude 1994  Paris Nanterre University, France Law L’État, l’ autonomie collective et le travailleur : étude comparée du droit italien et du droit français de la représentativité syndicale
LLM in Social and Trade Union Law 1989 Paris Nanterre University, France Law
LLB in Law 1988 National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece School of Law
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2021 European University Cyprus Cyprus Associate Professor
2012 2021 European University Cyprus Cyprus Assistant Professor
2008 2012 The Greek Ombudsman Greece Deputy Greek Ombudsperson for Gender Equality
2005 2007 Secretary General for Gender Equality, Hellenic Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation Greece Special Advisor
1996 2004 Economic and Social Council of Greece Greece Scientific Advisor
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2022 (2nd revised edition) 2016 (1st edition) Cyprus Labour Law (in Greek) Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens 416 328
2022 (forthco-ming) Heurs et Malheurs de la Négociation Collective en Grèce (in French) Fr. Géa et B. Palli (eds.), L’avenir du droit du travail : perspectives internationales et comparées éd.  Bruylant-Larcier
2021 Behind the algorithm of the digital platform: Discovering the modern relationship of subordination (in Greek) Introduction to the Special Issue “The work relationship in the gig economy”, Epitheorissis Ergatikou Dikaiou (EErgD) 80 (9) 983-998
2021 (update) 2019 (1st edition) European Works Councils: Cyprus (in English) Kluwer Law International IEL Labour Law 496 472 (1st ed.) 100
2020 Collective bargaining and arbitration in the European Social Charter. The interpretation of Art. 6 paras 2 & 3 ESC/Revised ESC Chr. Deliyanni-Dimitrakou (ed.), The Protection of Social Rights in Europe and in contemporary world, Special Issue of Hellenic Labour Law Review (EErgD) 79 1325-1354
2019 ‘Enforcing Anti-Discrimination Law in Greece: Courts’ resistance and deficiencies of civil litigation against employment discrimination’ at Barbara Havelkova and Matias Möschel (eds.) Anti-discrimination law in civil law jurisdictions (in English) Goulas, D. Oxford University Press (OUP), Oxford Chapter 9 195-213
2018 ‘Les jeunes et le droit du travail en contexte de crise financière’ at A Droit Ouvert, Mélanges en l’honneur d’Antoine Lyon-Caen (in French) Tsatiris, G. Dalloz, Paris 959-981
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 (in Greek). Alexandropoulou, A. Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens 193 + XI
2008 Equal treatment of men and women according to European and Greek labour law, Preface I. Koukiadis (in Greek) Ant. Sakkoulas, Athens - Komotini 327+ XXII
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 (in French) LGDJ, Bibliothèque de Droit Privé, Paris 247 393 + XXV
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
May 2021 – to date Expertise to the General Secretariat of Labour during the consultation on the EU proposal directive on adequate minimum wages and its implementation in the Greek legal order - Assigned to the EUC Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Greece Senior Researcher
December 2016 – July 2017 “The Future of Work” Project assigned by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Industries (SEV). Scientific coordinator and author of the Synthesis report/policy recommendations
December 2014 – November 2015 “Describing the state of the art and evaluating the efficiency of Tripartite Social Dialogue Structures at national level in Greece”. Project assigned by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Industries (SEV). Scientific coordinator and author of the Consolidation report/policy recommendations
Dec. 2012 – Feb. 2013 “External assessment of the efficiency of labour mediation and arbitration institutions in Greece and of the Mediation and Arbitration Service’s operation”. Project assigned to the European University Cyprus by the Hellenic Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Scientific Coordinator and co-author of the main study.
June 2011 – April 2012 “Precarious work and social rights”. Comparative project coordinated by the Working Lives Research Institute (WLRI), Londonmet University, UK and co-funded by the European Commission. National legal expert and Member of the Scientific Committee.
2004-2005 “The evolving structure of collective bargaining in the EU countries: 1990 – 2003”. Project commissioned and co-funded by the European Commission (DG EMPL) and coordinated by Prof. Silvana Sciarra, University of Florence, Italy. National expert
Dec. 2002 – June 2003 “The evolution of Labour Law in the EU: 1992-2002”. Project commissioned and funded by the European Commission (DG EMPL) and coordinated by Prof. Silvana Sciarra, European University Institute. National expert
2002 “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”. 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. National expert
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service
2020 - 2021 Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Greece Member of the Tripartite Coordinating Committee of the Consultation on National Minimum Wage
2019- Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Greece Alternate member, Plenum of the Supreme Council of Labour (ASE)
2019 – Τhe European Legal Forum (peer reviewed academic journal) Member of the National Editorial Board for Greece and Cyprus
2019 - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, Berkeley Law School, USA Member
2018 - Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (RACSE/ANESC) Member
2018 - Scientific Committee of the Hellenic Labour Law Review (EErgD) Member
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
1994 Financial award for the publication of the PhD in France French Government
1989-1992 Research Scholarship in order to prepare a doctoral thesis French Ministry of Research and Technology
1988-1989 Scholarship for post-graduate studies Greek Labour Force Employment Organism (OAED)
1983 Minnie Mills Prize Alumni’s Association of the American College of Greece (Pierce College)
Other Achievements