George S.-P. Katrougalos



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Constitutionalist and international lawyer, Professor of Public Law and member of the Executive Council (Symvoulio) of Demokritos University of Thrace, Member of the European Parliament.


 George Katrougalos was born in Athens in 1963. He is married to Iris Adamopoulou, with whom he has two little daughters, Chloe and Avghi. He has obtained his Law Diploma from Athens University (1985) and his master (D.E.A -1986-) and Doctorate in Public Law from the University Paris I-Sorbonne (1990). His thesis (summa cum laude) had as theme The legitimation crisis of the Administration. The case of Greece (Paris I-Sorbonne, Paris, 1990, Sakkoulas Brs. Publishers, 1994, Athens).  In 1994-1995 he has been visiting professor at Roskilde University, Denmark, under a fellowship of the Danish Research Academy. In 1998-2000 he taught public law at the University of Orleans, France, branch in Athens. In 2007 and 2012 he has been visiting the Law School of New York University, as an Emile Noel fellow and a Senior Emile Noel fellow, respectively. He has lectured as invited speaker at Columbia, Humboldt, Tilburg University and the London School of Economics.           


He has been the first President and CEO of Vocational Training S.A (2002-2003), a public organisation of the Greek Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and member of the Management Board of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), the EU agency specialized in vocational training policy, Vice-President of the Centre for Educational Research (2011-2012) and Chair of the Department of Social Administration of Democritus University.


 He has worked on research projects of the Council of Europe, the American Bar Association (CEELI Project), the  European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, the French National Center of Research (C.N.R.S.), the Institute of Greek Constitutional History and Constitutional Law, and the University Research Center of Social Security, Health and Assistance of the Law School of Athens (deputy member of its council of administration 1995-1996). He has worked, as international expert,  in various projects of institutional building in Uzbekistan (1997, 2005), FYROM (2000), Slovakia (2004), Syria (2003), Armenia (2004). In 1998 and 1999 he has offered legal consulting to the Albanian Parliament for the drafting of the new Albanian Constitution and in 2000 was Coordinator of the Stability Pact Programme Institutional Support to the countries of Southern Europe of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs-CECL.  He has worked as special legal advisor to the Greek Minister of Education (1994, 1997-2002). He has represented Greece as legal advisor to the 3d Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations (2000-2003) and was member of the advising group of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the drafting of the Convention on the Draft Constitution of the European Union (2003-2004).


He is the writer of many books and articles in the legal press of Greece, France, USA, Germany, Russia  and Mexico. He is also editor (with Pr D. Tsatsos) of the  presentation of the Albanian Constitution in Greek. Among his monographs are the following: Crisis and Way-out, Livanis, Athens, 2012 (in Greek), Social Policy and Social Rights at national and international levels, Law Library, Athens, 2009 (in Greek), Fundamental Social Rights, A. Sakkoulas, Athens, 2006 (in Greek), Southern European Welfare States (with G. Lazaridis), Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003, The social state in post-modern era, A. Sakkoulas, Athens, 1998 (in Greek), Constitution, Law and Rights in the Welfare State ... and beyond, first edition Forlaget Samfundsokonomi & Plaenlaegning, Roskilde, 1995, second edition A. Sakkoulas, Athens, 1998, The Right to live the and the Right to die, Athens, Ed. Ant. N. Sakkoulas, 1993.  He has also published many articles in Greek, American and European legal journals, among which: Foundamental Social Rights, (with P. Ο' Connell) in M. Tushnet et al. (Eds), Routledge Handook of Constitutional Law, Routledge, London and New York, USA and social states, an Ocean apart?, European Constitutional Law Review, 4, 2, 2008, The dim perspectives of the European social citizenship, NYU Jean Monnet Paper 7 2007, Rights in the Welfare State, Jahrbuch des oeffentlichen Rechts, 1995, The implementation of social rights in Europe, Columbia Journal of European Law, Summer 1996, The rights of foreigners in Europe, Web Journal of Current Legal Issues 5, 1995, The principle of legitimate expectations, Review of the Administrative Judges, Dioikhtikh Dikh, 4/1993.  Press here for some other publications.

He is member of the Board of the Greek Association of Constitutional Law and the Council of the International Association of Constitutional Law, coordinator of its Group of Social Rights, research fellow and General Secretary of the Executive Board of the Centre for European Constitutional Law, Foundation Th. and D. Tsatsos. He is also member of the Board and pro bono legal advisor of the Greek National Committee of UNICEF.

The last years is writing critically on the legal issues of Greek Debt and challenges before domestic and international courts the austerity measures and their impact on human rights and the social state. In the same framework, he has been a founding member of the Initiative for a Public Audit Control of Greek Public Debt.


Address: Lykavittou 1A, Athens 10672, Greece,  tel: (+30) 2106993486, (+30)2107248551, fax: (+30)2103615214.