Theano V, Fotiou

Member of Parliament Athens B3 Constituency (South)

Contact Info

Web Site:
17 Soultani str., 10682 Athens, Greece
Tel: +302103803864

Personal Info

Place and Date οf Birth:
Athens, 10-5-1946
Architect, emeritus Professor of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She was professor of architectural and urban design in the School of Architecture of NTUA and EU universities: RCA-Royal College of Art London, UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning and was external reviewer and partner at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Escuola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona.
She has been a leading researcher in European and Greek programs in the areas of urban design; residential and apartment buildings; rehabilitation and reuse of historical complexes; design for all; and teaching methods for architectural design – she has presented her research in many publications, lectures and conferences.
She holds a large number of architectural awards and distinctions at national and international competitions, such as: Central building of the National Technical Chamber of Greece; School of Philosophy of the University of Crete; Technical University of Crete; New Pedagogic Department, University of Xanthi; Rehabilitation of an Industrial complex in Soufli; Olympic Village of Athens, 2004; New Acropolis Museum in Athens.
She holds a Diploma in Architecture from the NTUA and a D.E.A./Diplôme d’ Etudes Approfondies from the department of Urban Geography (Géographie Urbaine), Paris X-Nanterre University.
Foreign Languages:
English, French

Parliamentary Activities

Member of the Greek Parliament continuously from 2012 until today. She is currently member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Affairs and the Committee on European Affairs

Political/Social Activities

During 2015-2019 she was Alternate Minister of Labor, Social Security and Social Solidarity. She has introduced to the Parliament the first law of the SYRIZA government to fight the humanitarian crisis and numerous bills to establish a new digital welfare state. She also introduced the law on adoption and foster care, a major deinstitutionalization tool for children in residential care.
From 2012 to 2015 she was responsible for "Solidarity for All", the collectivity that collaborated with and enhanced hundreds of structures all over the country created by the people to support vulnerable people during the economic crisis and the memoranda.
Since 2019 she is working in collaboration with the SYRIZA-PA department of Welfare and Social Solidarity on the necessary changes in the Welfare State to address the successive crises that Greece is experiencing (fiscal, climate, health, energy), such as a New Safety Net, the Emergency Income, the New Integrated Digital Network of free health and welfare services and recently the party's New Housing Policy.

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