About me

EU policy analyst. Philosopher. Free/libre software contributor.

Basic information

Protesilaos profile pic

Name: Protesilaos STAVROU
Citizenship: Cypriot, Greek, European
Birth place: Greece
Birth year: 1988

Email: public@protesilaos.com
Twitter: @protstavrou

Skills and education

Academic: European Politics, Economics, and Law at the European University Cyprus (summa cum laude)
Literary: Essay writing, conceptual analysis, interdisciplinary research
Technological: Front end web development (SCSS, HTML, Git, Gulp, WordPress, Jekyll, …), GNU/Linux power user, Free and Open Source Software contributor
Linguistic: Greek (native), English (professional), French (proficient), Spanish (intermediate), Portuguese (basic)

Blogs and relevant content indices

Selected published works by topic

Books and standalone essays


Blog posts

Blog post archive

Αρθρογραφία (articles in Greek)

Code projects (on GitHub)

  • AUR packages. The packages I maintain on the Arch User Repository (for use in Arch Linux and derivatives).
  • Dotfiles. My custom working environment and configuration files for some of my favourite programs on GNU/Linux. Managed with GNU Stow.
  • Prot16. Colour schemes mainly for highlighting code syntax. Each theme uses a 16-colour palette. It comes in light and dark variants.
  • Tempus Themes. Tempus is a collection of themes for Vim, text editors, and terminal emulators that are compliant at the very least with the WCAG AA accessibility standard for colour contrast
  • Tempus Themes Generator. Tool to build Tempus themes on demand. The epicentre of the Tempus themes project and where all the underlying code and schemes are to be found.
  • Tempus Themes utils. Helper scripts and utilities to streamline and automate the maintenance of the Tempus themes project.

Selected work experience

Parliamentary assistant to MEP Rui TAVARES for the Greens/EFA group during the seventh parliamentary term.

External expert for CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) in the preparation of the H2020 project proposal Examining The Processes Of Legitimacy. Rule of Law, Fundamental Rights and Crises in the EU (EURULNET), within the Call CULT-COOP-01-2017 of the European Commission.

About protesilaos.com

I have been posting content on protesilaos.com since February 2011. This is the platform that presents in an organised and meaningful way all of my intellectual work. It is at the epicentre of all I do in terms of thinking, writing, and coding: a major content hub, hosting over 500 articles and featuring a growing number of publications on several fronts.

This website has evolved considerably over the years. It started off as a blog on Blogger, turner into a self-hosted WordPress site, and now exists as a set of files that are transformed into static pages with Jekyll. I have written from scratch every line of the underlying code base.

Note on contacting me

I prefer email over any other tool. I always reply in a timely fashion. If you have not heard from me, check your junk folder.

Optional. I use PGP encryption for emails. Refer to my contact page for details on my public key, or if you know the motions run the following command:

gpg --recv-keys A5B8A16D86ADECB21FB8D488BF48FD84FE21D72A