Dr. Franziska Brantner MP

Dr. Franziska Brantner MP
German Bundestag
Alliance '90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
Last Election: 
Upcoming Election: 
Member of the following: 
  • Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Civil Crisis Prevention, Conflict Management and Cross-linked Action;
  • Spokeswoman on Child and Family Policy;
  • Member of the Committee on Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth;
  • Subsitute Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee,
  • Subsitute Member of the European Affairs Committee.
Previous other affiliations: 

Member of the European Parliament 2009-2013:  spokesperson for foreign affairs of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament


Franziska Brantner has been Member of the German Bundestag and the Greens group in the Bundestag (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) from Heidelberg since October 2013 where she is serving as Chairperson of the subcommittee on civil crisis prevention, conflict management and cross-linked action.

Prior to this, she was Member of the European Parliament for four years where she served as spokesperson for foreign affairs of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and Parliament’s standing rapporteur for the Instrument for Stability. She also was her group’s chief negotiator for the establishment and reviw of the European External Action Service. Franziska Brantner served as Member and coordinator on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and as substitute member on the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and on the Committee on Budgets.

Before being elected to the European Parliament, Franziska Brantner worked as consultant on EU foreign policy for the Bertelsmann Foundation and as consultant for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

She holds a Doctorate (magna cum laude) from the University of Mannheim for her research on the reformability of the United Nations and a dual degree (M.A. and diplôme) from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York and Sciences Po in Paris.