Eleousa (Lucy) Kiousopoulou was born in Athens. She graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens, (1983). She continued her postgraduate studies at the Université de Droit, d' Ėconomie et des Sciences Sociales, Paris ΙΙ (Panthéon-Assas), earning a D.É.A. in Administrative Science (1986). She also attended the Public Law Seminars of the Council of State (1991-1992). She is fluent in French and English.

Since 1986, she has been practicing law in domestic Courts (Council of State, Court of Audit and Regular Administrative Courts) as well as in European Courts (E.C.H.R. and C.J.E.U.) on a wide range of public law cases. She has acted as a Legal Counsel and member of the Legal Board of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), and as an Attorney for the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government. She has also cooperated with the “Athens Planning and Urban Development Organization” (“ORSA”) and the “Double Regeneration Votanikos-Alexandras Avenue S.A” of the Municipality of Athens. She has participated in Law Drafting Committees of the Ministry of Environment. She has served as President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Greek branch of the World Wide Fund (“WWF HELLAS”). She is currently the General Secretary of the Hellenic Scientific Association of Planning and Urban Development Law (“EDIPOX”) as well as a research associate at the greek law journal “Theory and Practice of Public Law”.

She specializes and practices, both as a litigator and as a consultant, in all aspects of Environmental, Urban Planning and Land Planning Law. In that regard she has handled a variety of cases brought before the Greek Council of State (i.e., the country’s supreme administrative court) concerning, inter alia, the environmental permitting of the Olympic and other major public projects (e.g., the construction of the Imittos Ring Road, the connection of Rio – Antirrio and the diversion of the Acheloos river), the implementation of national strategic investment projects (e.g., the construction of a hotel complex in Kavo Sidero, the environmental permitting of the ‘‘Elliniko’’ project, as well as of gold mines in northern Greece, establishment of industrial units, et. al.), the authorization of spatial plans and urban planning zones (e.g., the national special spatial plans for tourism and aquaculture, the urban planning of the areas of Amorgos, Mati, Marousi, Corinth, Karpenisi, et.al). She also practices, in particular, in the area of cultural heritage protection and has handled cases concerning the safeguarding of archeological sites, monuments, listed buildings, historical and traditional settlements and other pieces of high cultural importance (e.g., the preservation of antiquities during the construction of the Venizelos Metro Station in Thessaloniki, the preservation of the historical settlement of Monemvasia, the Kouremenos building in the area of Plaka, public access to the Philopappou hill near the Acropolis, et. al.).

In addition to the aforementioned, she has handled cases concerning energy law related projects (the operation of lignite power plants in Agios Dimitrios, Megalopoli and Ptolemaida, the carrying out of seismic surveys for hydrocarbon exploration activities in Ioannina and south and southwest of Crete, renewables, Alexandroupoli’s FSRU et. al.) as well as public procurement.

Lastly, she is an expert in property protection from land use restrictions (expropriation and other restrictions on property) and the implementation of forest legislation.

She has published several articles, including:

  • (Scientific supervision) “The evolution of the principle of sustainable development through the case-law developments of the past three decades: an opportunity for a decisive step towards tomorrow” in Landmark Cases of the Hellenic Council of State. Annotated case-law of the last 30 years , Editor in Chief Stelios Tsevas, Athens, Nomiki Vivliothiki Publ. (2022), p. 247 et seq.
  • (with N. C. Alivizatos) "The President of the Republic as a counterweight to the Legislative" in "Sustainable State. Honorary Volume dedicated to Katerina Sakellaropoulou", Greek Environmental Law Company, Athens - Thessaloniki, Sakkoulas Publ. (2022), p. …
  • «Rationalism v. Tradition; "Alevromyloi Alatini" cases (CoS 669/2010) and the principle of "single administration", in Honorary Volume «The Judge, the Law, and the Environment», dedicated to C. Menoudakos, honorary President of Council of State, Sakkoulas Publ. (2016), p. 155 et seq.
  • "The case law about spatial planning and the Law 4269/2014; the example of Special Spatial Planning Frameworks", in Environment and Public Procurement, Symposium of Union of members of the State Legal Counsel and Hellenic Single Public Procurement Authority (EAADHSY), Nomiki Vivliothiki (2016), p 157 et seq.
  • “La dimension écologique de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme et les limites du contrôle juridictionnel” in , «La dimension écologique de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme et les limites du contrôle juridictionnel» ,et seq.
  • «The integration of Archeological sites and monuments in modern life», Theory and Practice of Administrative Law 1 (2011), p. 15 et seq.
  • «The "destination" of land beyond town planning boundaries: a legal presumption at challenge», Law and Nature Journal www.nomosphysis.org.gr (May 2009).
  • «ECHR Budayeva and others v. Russia; Right to life and environmental protection», Applied Administrative Law KA (2008), III, p. 1094et seq.
  • «The binding effect of the "rules of science" in urban planning, in Urban planning competences and Constitution»,Institute of Local Government (ITA), Papazisis Publ. (2008), p. 69 .
  • (with P. Voyatzis) «Οlympic Games and Environmental Law before the Council of State: a difficult balance», in Honorary Volume of the Council of State – 75 years, Sakkoulas Publ. (2004), p. 1089