Franziska Giffey

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

Franziska Giffey, Bezirksbürgermeisterin von Berlin-Neukölln, designierte Bundesministerin, SPD

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