Federal Minister Curriculum vitae: Franziska Giffey (English)

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Bundesfamilienministerin Franziska Giffey© Thomas Imo/photothek.net

Personal details

  • Born on 3 May 1978 in Frankfurt an der Oder
  • Married with one child

Curriculum vitae

  • 1997: Abitur (German university-entrance diploma)
  • 1997 - 1998: English and French Studies for Teaching Certificate at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
  • 1998 - 2001: Diploma of Public Administration at Berlin School of Economics and Law, including a training position at the Office of the Mayor of Lewisham, London
  • 2001 - 2002: Employee at the Office of the Mayor of Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin
  • 2002 - 2010: Representative for European Affairs at the Office of the Mayor of Neukölln, Berlin
  • 2003 - 2005: M.A. in European Administrative Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law, including training positions at the Office of the Land Berlin to the EU in Brussels, and at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
  • 2004 - 2009: Lecturer at the Berlin Academy of Public Administration, at the European School of Governance Berlin, and at the Academy of the German Civil Service Federation
  • 2005 - 2009: Doctoral studies at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at Freie Universität, Berlin
  • 02/2010: Doctor of Political Science (Ph.D.)
    Topic: "Europas Weg zum Bürger - Die Politik der Europäischen Kommission zur Beteiligung der Zivilgesellschaft" am Beispiel von Berlin-Neukölln ('Europe’s Path to the Citizens - The policy of the European Commission for the participation of civil society', with a focus on Berlin-Neukölln)
  • 09/2010 - 04/2015: Councillor for Education, Culture and Sports, District Administration of Neukölln, Berlin
  • 04/2015 - 03/2018: Mayor and Head of Department of Finance and Economic Affairs of Neukölln, Berlin
  • Since 03/2018: Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth