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Anna Kocharov

Nationality: Finnish

Languages: English, Russian, Italian (fluent); French, Swedish (active), German, Spanish (passive).



Republican Europe (2016) Oxford, Hart Publishing

In the Image of State: Constitutional Complexities of Engineering a European Democracy, in F.Fabbrini, E.Hirsch Ballin and H.Somsen (eds.) What Form of Government for the European Union and the Eurozone? (2015) Oxford, Hart Publishing

Constitutional Complexities of European Democracy in Light of the 2014 EP ElectionsZeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (Europa-Institut der Universität des Saarlandes) ZEuS 4/2014, 443-460

This Time It’s Different? Constitutional Complexities of the Spitzenkandidaten Arrangement, Berlin e-Working Papers on European Law Nr. 95 (12.06.2014) Feie Universität Berlin

Governance of Migration in the EU: Home Affairs or Foreign Policy? Guest editor of a special issue of the European Journal of Migration and Law 15 (2013) 239-243

Another Legal Monster? An EUI debate on the Fiscal Compact Treaty (editor and contributor) EUI Working Paper LAW 2012/09
Conclusion reposted as The Fiscal Compact Treaty disempowers national parliaments and undermines trust between the peoples of Europe (7 May 2012) on LSE blog

Subsidiarity after Lisbon: Federalism without a Purpose?, in L. Azoulai, L. Boucon and F.-X. Millet Deconstructing EU Federalism through Competences, EUI Working Paper LAW 2012/06

Regulation that Defies Gravity: Policy, Economics and Law of Legal Immigration in EuropeEuropean Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Autumn 2011

EFSA and Identification of Emerging Risks, European Food and Feed Law Review, Issue 3, June 2010, pp. 144-155

Data Ownership and Access Rights in the European Food Safety Authority, European Food and Feed Law Review, Issue 5, October 2009, pp. 237 – 248

What Intra-Community Mobility for Third-Country Workers?, European Law Review, Issue 6, December 2008, pp. 913 – 926



Corriere Fiorentino (Italy) 07.09.2012: Il premier e la ricercatrice che lo critica.

Huvudstadsbladet (Finland) 01.01.2008: Finland välkomnar inte ens utbildade.

Turun Ylioppilaslehti (Finland) 22.09.2007: New EU Permanent Residence Permit Introduced in Finland.



2013: Lectured and trained 320 Italian judges, Scuola Superiore della Magistratura (Florence, Italy)
Courses: Mutual Recognition and the European Arrest WarrantReturn of Illegal Immigrants and Criminal Sanctions in EU Law

2013: Lecturer (Master and undergrad), EuroCollege, University of Tartu (Estonia)
Courses: EU Migration and Asylum Law and Policy, External Dimensions of EU Immigration Law and Policy

2012: Internship in the chambers of judge Allan Rosas, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

2011 – 2012: Teaching assistant to Professor Giuliano Amato (EUI, Florence, Italy)
Courses: Immigration and European Law, Constitutional Developments in the EU

2011: Researcher representative (elected office), EUI (Florence, Italy)

2009 – 2010: Research assistant to Professor Miguel Poiares Maduro (EUI, Florence, Italy)
Courses: EU Constitutional Law

2009 – 2013: Researcher of the Academy of Finland at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

2008 – 2009: Internship in the European Food Safety Authority (Parma, Italy)

2007 – 2008: Visiting researcher, Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

2007: Assistant MEP, European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium)

2006: Internships, European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium)



2011: Art and history guide license 014/2011 for Florence, Italy (Italian, English, Russian, French). Reviews.

2010-2016: Founder and manager of the EUI Art Visits: organized and guided 190 visits and special openings in Florence, Italy for members of the European University Institute. Tour accounts.

2009-2016: Manager of the EUI Hiking Club (Florence, Italy): organized and led 67 hikes in Tuscany, Sicily, Lazio, Umbria and Liguria.

From 2006: Hiking guide (Tuscany, Liguria, Umbria, Emilia, Sicily).



2015: PhD, Department of Law, European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

2011: Teaching Skills Certificate (European University Institute, Florence, Italy)

2010: LL.M., European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

2009: Licentiate degree, Department of Law, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

2007-2008: Certificate in European Immigration and Asylum Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

2004: Master of Economic Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Exchange studies: LUISS Guido Carli (Rome, Italy, 2003), Stockholms Universitet (Stockholm, Sweden, 2002), Università degli Studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy, 2000-2001), Université d’Eté de Perpignan (Perpignan, France, 1999).

1997: Diploma, High School under the Embassy of Russia in Finland (Helsinki)

1994: Certificate of Promotion, Big Bear Middle School, Big Bear City, CA, USA



2011-2013: Founder and manager of the European Constitutional Law Working Group, Department of Law, European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

17.10.2013: Constitutions and Transnational Sources of Law: a Comparative Federal Perspective, with Professors Vicki Jackson (Harvard Law School) and Dennis Patterson (European University Institute)

21.01.2013: In Search for the Master of the Treaties / New Procedure before the CJEU, with Judge Allan Rosas (Court of Justice of the EU)

6.12.2012: Case C-370/12 Pringle and the European Stability Mechanism, with Professor Alan Dashwood (University of Cambridge)

28.11.2012: The Many Constitutions for Europe, with Professor Kaarlo Tuori (Helsinki University)

23.11.2012: Case C-364/10 Hungary v Slovakia, with Professors Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh), Loïc Azoulai (European University Institute), Marise Cremona (European University Institute), Philippe DeBruycker (European University Institute), Robert Schütze (Durham Law School)

19.10.2012: Governance of Migration in the EU: Home Affairs or External Policy?: conference under the auspices of the Academy of European Law and the EUI Presidency (Florence, Italy)

05.05.2012: The Grand Constitutional Trio: European Constitutionalism Ten Years from the Convention on the Future of Europe, with Professors Giuliano Amato, Bruno De Witte and Jacques Ziller, EUI (Florence, Italy)

09.03.2012: The Age of “New Rights”, with Judge Marta Cartabia (Italian Constitutional Court)

12.02.2012: The EU and Its Juridic Monsters: a Debate on the Fiscal Compact Treaty, with Professors Loic Azoulai, Miguel Poiares Maduro, Bruno De Witte, Marise Cremona and Anna Hyvärinen, EUI (Florence, Italy)

08.12.2011: Three Claims of Constitutional Pluralism, with Professor Miguel Poiares Maduro (European University Institute)

22.11.2011: The Financial Crisis Management and Democracy in Europe, with Professors Roland Bieber (University of Lausanne) and Brigit Laffan (European University Institute)



02.07.2015: Transformation of Peace in the Constitutional Construct of Europe
International Society of Public Law Annual Conference, NYC, USA

27.06.2014: Loyalty in the Constitutional Construction of the European Public Space
International Society of Public Law Inaugural Conference, Florence, Italy

06.06.2014: Politicizing the Commission: Legitimate, Constitutional and Democratic?
Tilburg Law School, the Netherlands

26.10.2012: Equal before the Law? Nationality of Interest Holder and the Standard of Review by the CJEU
Faculty of Law, University of Seville (Spain)

27.09.2012: A Note on Democratic Legitimacy of Union Powers after Lisbon
Center of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Policy, University of Helsinki (Finland)

06.10.2011: EFSA and the Identification of Emerging Risks
5th International European Food and Feed Law Conference (Berlin, Germany)

14.06.2011: Subsidiarity after Lisbon: Common Yet Own Immigration Policy?
European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

06.05.2011: Labor Immigration in EU Law: the Recent Directives
Guest lecture in the seminar by Giuliano Amato, European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

14.10.2010: Subsidiarité après Lisbonne: Exemple de l’Immigration dans l’ELSJ.
Institut de Sciences Politiques Louvain-Europe (Louvain, Belgium)

16.04.2010: Identification of Emerging Risks in EU Food Safety Regulation
University of Maastricht (Netherlands)

14.02.2009: Competitiveness and Control: Capacity of the European Countries to Select Migration
International Studies Association Annual Conference (NYC, USA)

18.04.2008: On Workers, Nationality, and What It Means for State Sovereignty and the Internal Market
Center for European Policy Studies, Brussels, Belgium

05.04.2008: Visionary or Politically Feasible? EU Agenda on Economic Migration
Goodenough College (London, UK)

10.12.2007: What Intra-Community Mobility of Third-Country Workers?
Guest lecture at the Center for Migration Law, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)