Franziska Giffey

Franziska Giffey

Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Bundesfamilienministerin Franziska Giffey

Franziska Giffey is Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. She holds a doctoral degree in political science and was Mayor of Berlin-Neukölln from 2015 to 2018.

(Photo: Dr. Franziska Giffey - Pressefoto CC BY 4.0)

CV

  • Born on 3 May 1978 in Frankfurt/Oder; married, one child

  • 1997
    Abitur (higher education entrance qualification), Werner Seelenbinder Gymnasium, Fürstenwalde/Spree

  • 1998 - 2001
    Diploma in Public Administration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law

  • 2001 - 2002
    Office of the Mayor of Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin

  • 2002 - 2010
    Representative for European Affairs, Berlin-Neukölln

  • 2003 - 2005
    M.A. in European Administrative Management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law

  • 2003
    Representation of the State of Berlin to the European Union, Brussels

  • 2005
    Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg

  • 2004 - 2009
    Lecturer on EU fundraising, the EU rules governing state aid, EU funding programmes and European project management

  • 2005 - 2009
    Post-graduate studies leading to a doctoral degree in political science at the Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2007
    Joined the SPD

  • 2010
    Obtained doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.)

  • 2010 - 2015
    District councillor for education, schools, culture and sport in the district of Berlin-Neukölln

  • since 2014
    District Chairwoman of the SPD, Berlin-Neukölln

  • 2015 - 2018
    Mayor of Berlin-Neukölln

  • since March 2018
    Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth