Before joining the European Parliament, Franziska Brantner worked for the Bertelsmann Foundation consulting on EU foreign policy issues. As a consultant for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), she helped design a European action plan for the UN Security Resolution 1325, the first resolution ever passed by the Security Council that specifically addressed the impact of war on women, and women’s contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
In 2007-08, Franziska co-authored with Richard Gowan a study for the European Council on Foreign Relations on EU Human Rights Policies at the United Nations and she was a member of the Peace and Security Commission of the German Greens. She holds a teaching position in Political Science at the University of Mannheim.
Living today in Tübingen and Brussels, Franziska Brantner studied and worked in Freiburg, Tel Aviv, Washington, D. C., Paris, New York and Berlin. She was born in Lörrach in southwest Germany.