EU policy analyst, philosopher, web developer
Name: Protesilaos STAVROU
Citizenship: Cypriot, European
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
Linguistic: Greek (native), English (professional), French (proficient), Spanish (intermediate), Portuguese (basic), Russian (beginner)
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.
Publications and selected blog posts
- Prolegomena to a study of Metaethics (11 August 2017)
- Notes on the modes of Scepticism (28 July 2017)
- Dialogues on EU politics (1 July 2017)
- Essays on Sovereignty (14 November 2016)
- Little Guide to the European Union (9 May 2016)
- A Handbook on the European Union (8 November 2015)
- Comment on the 60 years of European integration (24 March 2017)
- Thoughts on the White Paper about the future of Europe (9 March 2017)
- ECB independence: concept, scope, and implications (2 April 2017)
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.