Elisa Perrigueur is a journalist based in the Balkans since 2012 for Le Monde Diplomatique, Mediapart, La Tribune de Genève.

She focuses on energy, diplomatic and migration issues. She has been reporting on smuggling networks on the European borders (France-UK, Greece-Albania, Greece-Turkey) since 2015 and has twice received grants from the Louise Weiss Prize (in 2015 and 2018) and from the Migration Media Award (in 2017) for her investigations. She is also an illustrator. You can see her work on these following websites :


Elisa Perrigueur

Basic information

Elisa Perrigueur
Social, economic and political issues in Greece, in the Balkans

Supported projects

After the return

  • Human Rights
  • Migration

LONDON/TIRANA - Our team reported on the field in Albania, traveling to the cities of Tirana, Kukes, Elbasan and meeting young people who had recently been forcibly returned from the UK after arriving in small boats across the English Channel from Calais, France.

SOAS Detainee Support

Prisons in Paradise

  • Human Rights
  • Migration

SAMOS-KOS - This cross-border independent investigation focuses on the newly opened “closed controlled access center” on the island of Samos. The first “pilot project of the European Union” that opened on the 18th of September this year and was entirely financed (43 Million Euros) by a fund of the EU-Commission, which vowed to “No Moria Morias”, after Europe's biggest refugee Camp Moria, on the Greek island of Lesvos burned down last year.