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Anastasia Karatzas
Policy Analyst
Anastasia Karatzas is a Junior Policy Analyst in the European Migration and Diversity Programme. Before joining the EPC, she completed an internship in advocacy with the Danish Refugee Council in Brussels. Prior to that and during the completion of her LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law from the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, where her research focus included children in migration and the right to liberty and security in the EU, she was a researcher for the VU’s Migration Law Clinic and an Editor for an online legal journal, the Amsterdam Law Forum.

Previously, she has worked at the Refugee Rights Clinic at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and was a member of the South African Institute of International Affairs’ Youth Policy Committee, where she focused, inter alia, on development and the BRICS partnership. In addition to an LLM, she holds an LLB and a Bachelor of Social Science in International Relations and Law from UCT.


European Migration and Diversity


Areas of expertise

Labour migration, international and temporary protection, integration and inclusion, children in migration.

Current positions

Policy Analyst


LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law, VU Amsterdam
BSocSci in International Relations and Law, UCT


English, Dutch (basic-intermediate), Greek (basic)




Refugees / INTERVIEW
EU temporary protection for Ukrainians will end in 2025: what to do next
Anastasia Karatzas was interviewed by RFI on what will happen if the EU temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees expires in 2025. 

Read the full article here. (In Ukrainian)

EU temporary protection for Ukrainians will end in 2025: what to do next
06 September 2023 - ,
Migration / INTERVIEW
Interview with Handelsblatt
Anastasia Karatzas was interviewed by Handelsblatt on how the Turkish elections' results can impact the EU's migration policy. 

Read the article here. (In German)

Interview with Handelsblatt
30 May 2023 - ,

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