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Christophe Hillion


Prof.dr. C.A.P. Hillion
+31 71 527 2727

Cristophe Hillion is Professor of European Law at the Europa Institute.

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Present position

  • Professor of European Law, Law School, University of Leiden (2005-); Faculty of Law, University of Stockholm (2010-)   
  • Senior Researcher, Swedish Institute of European Policy Studies: research on EU external relations, neighbourhood, enlargement, constitutional and administrative law (2009-); 
  • Associated Scholar, Centre for European Legal Studies, Cambridge (2002-); 
  • European Law Adviser, Centre for European Strategy “demosEuropa”, Warsaw (2006-)   
  • Consultant on EU external relations and constitutional law, to e.g. UK Cabinet Office (2002-03), UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2007-), Swedish International Development Agency (2007-), Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-), authorities of Northern Cyprus (2008), Council of Europe (2008)

Other activities

  • Co-founder/member, Centre for the Law of EU External Relations, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague (2008-)   
  • Co-founder/member of Wider Europe Network: Research network on EU relations with East-European Neighbours, Sussex European Institute, Aston University Birmingham, Leiden Europa Institute (2006-)   
  • Member of editorial board: Common Market Law Review (2007-), European Foreign Affairs Review (2002-), Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (2000-2002), Ukrainian Journal of European Legal Studies (2009-)   
  • Occasional reviewer of European Law manuscripts: Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press (2000-)   
  • Occasional lecturer at various European universities (Bibó István - Budapest, Copenhagen, Cambridge, Donetsk, Durham, Ghent, Gothenburg, Leiden, Lódz, London, Moscow, Nottingham, Prague, Sussex, Tallinn, Warsaw), institutes (College of Europe – Bruges/Natolin; European University Institute - Florence) and for the EU external relations programmes of the European Law Academy (Trier)  


  • 2005 PhD degree in Law, University of Leiden                         
  • 1996 Master of Advanced European Studies, College of Europe (Bruges/Natolin) 
  • 1996 MA in EU Law, Faculty of Law, University of Rennes (France) 
  • 1994 Degree (‘Maîtrise’) in Public Law, University of Rennes  


  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Europees Recht


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