Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Stergios Fotopoulos


Personal Description

I am a media researcher and communication professional with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry, skilled in crisis communications, breaking news, journalism, media relations, election studies, discourse analysis, and political participation. I conduct a PhD in EU Affairs, Media & Communication Studies focusing on the emergence of a European Public Sphere and the Spitzenkandidat process.

Up until today I have published two academic articles with one analysing the Greek, German, and British media outlets’ discourse on the refugee crisis, while the other reviewing the 2014 European Elections and the Spitzenkandidat process. Notably, the latter was cited by the former Secretary General of the European Parliament Sir Julian Priestly and Nereo Peñalver García’s latest book entitled “The making of a European President”.