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Dora (Theodora) Kostakopoulou


'Institutional Constructivism in Social Sciences and Law: Frames of Mind, Patterns of Change' will be published by CUP in 2018. In it, Dora explores research methodology and outlines her 'Connexio Rerum' model.

Dora Kostakopoulou in the News- Liberation (France), Sputnik International (Russia) and To Vima (Greece). Dora commented on the impact of Brexit on UK nationals living abroad.

'Imagine: European Union social citizenship and post-Marshallian rights and duties' - Dora Kostakopoulou took part in the EUDO debate on the future of EU Citizenship in November 2017. Read her essay at:

Dora Kostakopoulou in the News - The Guardian (UK) and El Iberico (Spain). Dora was quoted on the rising citizenship applications of UK nationals living in the EU. She was also interviewed by Sputnik News World Service (Russia).

Professor Dora Kostakopoulou delivered papers on humanism, EU Citizenship and Brexit, the expulsion of EU citizens and on the methodology of social sciences and law at the UACES 47th Annual Conference (Krakow, 4-6 September 2017), the ECPR 11th General Conference (Oslo, 6-9 September 2017) and Manchester University Law School (18 October 2017). She also took part in plenary roundtables at the Jagiellonian University (5 September 2017) and Aston University's Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence launch event (12 October 2017).

Dora Kostakopoulou’s article on ‘Citizenship Templates Post-Brexit’ will be published by the Journal of Common Market Studies. In this, Dora explores the advantages and disadvantages of possible citizenship templates and proposes an ‘EU protected citizen’ status for EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU. The article can be read at or on ResearchGate.

Dora Kostakopoulou delivered two Keynotes at University College Dublin in May and July 2017. The first was entitled ‘Who is my Neighbour and Fellow Citizen?’ and was delivered at the Conference on Relationships and Responsibilities in honour of I. Honohan’s work on 24 May 2017. The second was based on Brexit and was delivered at the Jean Monnet EUROMEC International Conference on 15 July 2017.

Professor Dora Kostakopoulou took part in the High-Level Technical Meeting on Addressing the Root Causes of Migration. This fed into the Ministerial Conference on Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation in Valetta, Malta, on 3-4 May 2017. The Ministerial conference adopted the Valetta Declaration on 4 May 2017 in the presence of Mr Carlos Moedas, Member of the European Commission responsible for Research, Science and Innovation. The Valetta Declaration contains commitments undertaken by the Member States to strengthen PRIMA (partnership for research and innovation in the Mediterranean Area), BLUEMED, and the role of research and innovation in understanding migration and integration

Dora can be contacted via email or at, where you can learn more about the work she has produced over the last 20 years.