Sabchev, Tihomir


Currently a PhD candidate in International Human Rights Law (Utrecht University), member of the 'Cities of Refuge' research project. Holds a BSc in Political Science (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and MSc in Social Sciences, Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies (University of Southern Denmark). Fluent in Greek, Italian and Bulgarian.


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • Utrecht University

    University, Utrecht, Netherlands
    PhD candidate

  • University College Roosevelt

    University, Middelburg, Netherlands
    Guest Lecturer


The role of local political leadership in the reception of forced migrants: evidence from Greece

Authors Tihomir Sabchev
Year 2021
Journal Name Territory, Politics, Governance
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1 Journal Article

Human Rights Localisation and Individual Agency: From ‘Hobby of the Few’ to the Few Behind the Hobby

Authors Tihomir Sabchev, Sara Miellet, Elif Durmuş
Year 2021
Book Title Myth or Lived Reality: On the (In)Effectiveness of Human Rights (Eds. Claire Boost, Andrea Broderick, Fons Coomans, Roland Moerland)
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2 Book Chapter

Against all odds: Thessaloniki’s local policy activism in the reception and integration of forced migrants

Authors Tihomir Sabchev
Year 2020
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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3 Journal Article

The path of least resistance? : EU cities and locally organised resettlement

Authors Tihomir Sabchev, Moritz Baumgärtel
Year 2020
Journal Name Forced Migration Review
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4 Journal Article

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