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Sevasti Chatzopoulou

MSc & PhD

  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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  • EU Institutions-Agencies
  • European Decision and Policy Making
  • EU Regulatory policy (FOOD,Agriculture,Chemicals)
  • Circular economy and sustainable development
  • EU Bureaucratic Politics
  • Network Governance
  • Social Movements and Austerity


Sevasti studied Economics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. She continued her studies, Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada where she also worked as a Research Associate.  She holds a Postgraduate Degree in European Studies from Aalborg University, Denmark.  During 1999-2000 she worked as a Research Assistant at the Royal Agricultural University, Copenhagen, in Denmark (Copenhagen University).  She completed her Ph.D in Social Sciences at the Department of Society and Globalisation (current Department of Social Sciences and Business) Roskilde University.  During August 2005-July 2006 she was a visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of Berkeley, USA. During September 2017-March 2018 she has been Visiting Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Governance School, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Sevasti's research interests concentrate on two broad areas: a. on the EU institutions, decision making and the Europeanisation of public administration particularly within the regulatory policy areas with an emphasis on food, agriculture and chemicals; and b. on the Europeanisation and transnationalisation of social movements as a response to austerity policies and the Eurozone crisis. Her publications appear at the International Journal of Public Administration, European Politics and Society, British Food Journal, and a number of chapters in edited volumes By Palgrave and Routledge.

Sevasti has organised and taught various courses at the Bachelor and Master levels on European and global topics in Europe and North America.

Since January 4th,  2015 she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University.

Sevasti's new research focuses on circular economy and risk governance in relation to food, agriculture and the environment.

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Research Output

Improving risk assessment in the European Food Safety Authority: lessons from the European Medicines Agency

Chatzopoulou, S., Leiva Eriksson, N. & Erikkson, D., Apr 2020, In : Frontiers in Plant Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Social trust and government responses to Covid-19

Chatzopoulou, S., 4 May 2020, Social Europe.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Administrative adaptation during the eurozone crisis: Greece and the CAP reform

Chatzopoulou, S., 6 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Det skal vi gøre, hvis vi vil have cirkulær økonomi for fødevarer

Chatzopoulou, S., 8 Jan 2019, In :

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Comment/debateCommunication

Open Access



Frontiers in Political Science (Journal)

Sevasti Chatzopoulou (Editorial Board Member)

1 Nov 2019 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of Research journalResearch

Universite de Limoges

Sevasti Chatzopoulou (Visiting researcher)

28 Nov 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Greek Institute in Denmark (External organisation)

Sevasti Chatzopoulou (Member)

1 Jun 20181 Jun 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

DSE-ECSA Conference 2018

Sevasti Chatzopoulou (Participant)

26 Sep 201827 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

New CAP and reconstruction of agricultural economy

Sevasti Chatzopoulou (Speaker)

22 Oct 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Ny minister kvitter EU-møde for at holde ferie

Sevasti Chatzopoulou


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Fødevarerminister prioriterer vin-ferie frem for vigtigt EU-møde

Sevasti Chatzopoulou


1 item of Media coverage

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Venstre raser over Barolo-Mogens : Grænser til pligtforsømmelse

Sevasti Chatzopoulou


1 item of Media coverage

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