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Phillip Ayoub gets honourable mention for Henrik Enderlein Prize

26 June 2023

The UCL Professor of International Relations received the jury's commendatory recognition for his work on marginalised populations and their advocacy groups.

Ayoub Enderlein Prize mention

Phillip Ayoub is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at University College London. His research focusses on the influence and rights of politically underrepresented groups such as the LGBTQI community and women. A particular focus of his work lies on transnational social movements. He has also published on gender equality policy during Angela Merkel's chancellorship, upholding the human rights of queer individuals, and LGBTQI activism within the European Union. 

The Henrik Enderlein Prize 2023 was awarded to human rights expert Vladislava Stoyanova of Lund University, Sweden. 

Stoyanova and Ayoub were honoured in a ceremony at the German Federal Foreign Office in the presence of the Commissioners for Franco-German Cooperation in the German and the French government, State Minister for Europe and Climate Anna Lührmann, and Secretary of State for European Affairs Laurence Boone.

About the Henrik Enderlein Prize

The Henrik Enderlein Prize is endowed with 10,000 euros and is awarded to young social scientists under the age of 40. The work of the prize winners demonstrates scientific excellence and provides a concrete contribution to public debates on the future of Europe. The Henrik Enderlein Prize is named in honour of the Hertie School’s former president, who was a strong advocate for Europe.


  • Find the press release by the Hertie School of Governance here.
  • Read Philip Ayoub's entry in our web pages highlighting UCL’s research, teaching and impact across European politics, policy and law here.