Dasy Papathanasopoulou is the National Coordinator of the WHO Hellenic Healthy Cities Network Project, and has been Chair of the Advisory Committee, WHO Europe for the National Networks, since 2013. She is a Sociologist and a Social Worker. From 1982 until 2010 she worked for the City of Athens as Head of various departments within the Social Sector. She was involved in the Healthy Cities Project in 1993. She worked for the implementation of the Healthy Cities Project in Athens, as the Coordinator from 1993 to 2010. In addition she worked towards founding the Hellenic Healthy Cities Network and served on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 2010.
She has been a WHO temporary consultant on several occasions and in a number of missions.
Since 2014 she is also the CEO of the company City & Region Planning, consultants for Local Authorities.