About me

Overview of my work, skills, experience

Basic information

Political analyst specialising in European Union politics, the European integration process, and the governance of the Economic and Monetary Union. Political theorist and philosopher with publications in the fields of, among others, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics. Front end developer focused on minimalism, functionality, and efficiency. User, contributor, and maintainer of free/libre software.

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Name: Protesilaos STAVROU
Citizenship: Cypriot, Greek, European
Birthplace: Corfu, Greece
Birthyear: 1988

Email: public@protesilaos.com
Twitter: @protstavrou

Blog on EU politics: protesilaos.com/blog
Books and publications: protesilaos.com/books
Audio and video seminars: protesilaos.com/seminars
Coding blog: protesilaos.com/codelog
Αρθρογραφία στα ελληνικά (Articles in greek): protesilaos.com/greek

Skills and education

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

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.

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. Configuration files for some of my favourite programs on GNU/Linux, including my custom working environment. 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.

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 simple 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. The source code contains only the latter and only since I moved hosting from GitHub to GitLab.

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 encyption 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