Franziska Brantner is a member of the Asylos Advisory Committee. She has been a Member of the German Bundestag and the Greens group in the Bundestag (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) since October 2013.  Prior to this, she was a Member of the European Parliament for four years. She was the Spokesperson for foreign affairs of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and the Parliament’s standing rapporteur for the Instrument for Stability. She also was her group’s chief negotiator for the establishment and review of the European External Action Service, the EU’s new foreign ministry. Before being elected to the European Parliament, Franziska Brantner worked for the Bertelsmann Foundation consulting on EU foreign policy issues and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Photo: Stefan Kaminski