Paraskevi (Evy) Christofilopoulou
Ministry of Administrative Reform and e- Governance
Paraskevi (Evy) Christofilopoulou, Ph.D (LSE)
Deputy Minister of Administrative Reform & e- Governance
MP Attica PASOK
Evy Christofilopoulou was born in Athens and lives in Drosia, Attica.
She graduated from the American College of Greece receiving the Michailidis-Nouaros award for her excellent performance.
She obtained her bachelor degree in Law from the University of Athens. She continued her studies at the London School of Economics receiving a Master’s degree (MSc) in Public Administration and Public Policy with a distinction for her thesis in 1985. Subsequently she undertook research on Greek Government and Politics and was awarded a Ph.D from the London School of Economics in 1990.
Evy has worked as an HR manager for the Hellenic Agency for Regional Development and Local Government, as an advisor and associate of the National Bank of Greece and as a freelance consultant and trainer (1986-1997).
She has also taught Public Administration at the University of Thessaly (1992-1997).
In 1997 she was appointed Secretary General for the European Social Fund at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs where she served until 2002.
She became a senior lecturer of “Government” at the Hellenic Open University in 2002.
She then pursued a political career and was elected MP in 2004, 2007 2009 and 2012 with PASOK, representing the Attica constituency, which comprises the outskirts of Athens. She was the first woman ever elected in this constituency. In 2009 she ranked first among her fellow candidates, while in 2012 she was first among PASOK candidates.
While in opposition, Evy was appointed shadow minister for Employment and Social
In October 2009 she was appointed Deputy Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning &
Religious Affairs, and served until May 2012.
In June 2012 she was appointed Parliamentary Spokesperson for PASOK. She was the first woman from PASOK in the relevant post.
In June 2013, Evy Christofilopoulou was appointed Deputy Minister of Administrative
Reform & e- Governance.
Evy Christofilopoulou is married and a mother of a daughter and a son.
She is a fluent speaker of English and French and an author of several research papers and articles on public policy, government and human resources management.