Personal profile

Research areas

    • 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 2004 2018

Euroscepticism and the Crisis: Critical Europeanism’ and anti-austerity social movements

Bourne, A. & Chatzopoulou, S. 1 Jan 2018 The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism. Leruth, B., Startin, N. & Usherwood, S. (eds.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge, p. 306-316 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

The Eu as a strategic global policy actor: SDGs and Circular Economy

Chatzopoulou, S. & Ansell, C. 17 May 2018 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Combining Centralisation and Decentralisation in Danish Public Administration

Chatzopoulou, S. & Poulsen, B. 2017 The Palgrave Handbook of Decentralisation in Europe . Ruano, J. M. & Profiriou, M. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 273-297 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

From Citizens’ Mobilization to Policy Representation?: The pilot ECI on GMOs

Chatzopoulou, S. & Lefkofridi, Z. 18 May 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conference

Projects 2012 2020

Activities 2008 2016

Stakeholder participation on Circular economy and biotechnology EEA

Chatzopoulou, S. (Participant)
30 Mar 201631 Mar 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

New CAP and reconstruction of agricultural economy

Chatzopoulou, S. (Speaker)
22 Oct 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Danish Society for European Studies- ESCA (External organisation)

Chatzopoulou, S. (Member)
Oct 2016 → …

Activity: Membership in committee, council, board

Member of the Department Council , Department of Social Sciences and Business (External organisation)

Chatzopoulou, S. (Member)
1 Jan 20161 Jan 2017

Activity: Membership in committee, council, board

Roskilde University (Organisational unit)

Chatzopoulou, S. (Chairman)
1 Sep 20161 Sep 2017

Activity: Membership in committee, council, board