Bärbel Kofler - Curriculum Vitae

19.12.2019 - Article
Bärbel Kofler
Bärbel Kofler© Thomas Koehler/photothek.net

Born in Freilassing on 24 May 1967

Intermediate school-leaving certificate

1983 to 1986
Bank apprenticeship

Since 1986
Trade union member: currently GEW (Union of Persons Employed in Education and Science), IG Metall, IG BCE (Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union), Member of Arbeiterwohlfahrt (National Association for Workers’ Welfare).

Entrance qualification for universities of applied science (adult education)

1987 to 1992
Studied computer science at Rosenheim University of Applied Science

Joined the SPD

1992 to 1996
Studied linguistics, Russian and Spanish language and literature at Salzburg University

1996 to 1999
Job in a Salzburg tourism company


1999 to 2001
DAAD lector in Moscow

2001 to 2002
Taught German as a foreign language and Russian

2002 to 2004
Lecturer at a college for those engaging in civilian service

Since September 2004
Member of the German Bundestag, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs

2013 to 2016
SPD Spokesperson on Development Policy

Since March 2016
Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance at the Federal Foreign Office 

19th Legislative Term of the German Bundestag
Member of the Foreign Committee

Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Member of the Supervisory Board

CARE Germany-Luxembourg, Member of the Board of Trustees

German Foundation for World Population (DSW), Member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council

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