Franziska Brantner

Member of the german Bundestag

Born in 1979 in the Southern Baden town of Lörrach, Franziska Brantner took her A-levels at a bilingual German-French grammar school in Freiburg. Her experiences in this tri-border-region made her a confident European at an early age.

In 2013 Brantner was elected as a Member of the Deutsche Bundestag for the constituency of Heidelberg. In this term, she is spokesperson for European Policy and parliamentary whip of the parliamentary group of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen. She is a member of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union and a deputy member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Brantner received a Double Degree from the School of International and Public Affairs of the Columbia University in New York as well as from the Sciences Po in Paris, where she graduated top of her class. In 2010 she received her PhD from the University of Mannheim for researching the United Nations’ ability to reform.