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  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Personal profile


  • 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 2019

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

EU agencies: Agents of policy diffusion beyond the EU

Chatzopoulou, S., 1 Oct 2019, The External Dimension of EU Agencies and Bodies. C.H. Hofmann, H., Vos, E. & Chamon, M. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Greece’s Path Towards the European Status Quo

Chatzopoulou, S. & Lefkofridi, Z., 11 Oct 2019, Global Observatory.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Implementing an EU opt-in mechanism for GM crop cultivation

Eriksson, D., de Andrade, E., Bohanec, B., Chatzopoulou, S., Defez, R., Leiva Eriksson, N., van der Meer, P., van der Meulen, B., Ritala, A., Sági, L., Schiemann, J., Twardowski, T. & Vanek, T., 2019, In : E M B O Reports. 20, 5, 2 p.

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

Projects 2012 2020

Activities 2008 2019

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

Roskilde University (Organisational unit)

Sevasti Chatzopoulou (Chairman)
1 Sep 20161 Sep 2017

Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

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

Sevasti Chatzopoulou (Member)
1 Jan 20161 Jan 2017

Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

Press / Media

Ny minister kvitter EU-møde for at holde ferie

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Venstre raser over Barolo-Mogens : Grænser til pligtforsømmelse

Sevasti Chatzopoulou


1 item of Media coverage

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Fødevarerminister prioriterer vin-ferie frem for vigtigt EU-møde

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1 item of Media coverage

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