Sophie Morel is a French lawyer with extensive knowledge of EU and global tendering procedure. She joined Milieu in 2013 as EU Tender Coordinator before transferring to be a legal advisor primarily supporting our fundamental rights activities.
Before joining Milieu, Sophie completed an internship at the Public law Office of the Cypriot Government where she supported the legal team in the preparation of legal advice for cases lodged before the European Court of Justice. She worked as a legal researcher for a year and a half year on the EC project MISSOC - a comparative legal study on social security and social rights in the EU 27. She was also involved in various EU funded projects including the organisation of the EU Roma Summit in 2008, and the Conference on Active Inclusion and Homelessness held in the Framework of the Progress Program. She participated as a junior expert on a project on Corporate Social Responsibilities in Public Procurement for the European Commission: DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Sophie gained sound experience in public procurement procedures whilst working as a Tender Development Coordinator for more than 3 years and was involved in conducting legal and policy background research in the fields of social affairs, fundamental rights and justice - developing work plans, writing proposals and tailoring budgets.
Sophie obtained her Licence en Droit Public from the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France and holds a Master’s degree in Public International and European Law from the University of East Anglia, UK and a Master’s degree in Human Security and Governance from the Institute of International Humanitarian Studies (NOHA Network), Aix-en-Provence, France. She wrote her thesis on the Evolution of peacekeeping operations with a focus on the UNFIYCP.
Languages: French, English