Hannah Neumann

Hannah Neumann is the peace and human rights spokesperson of "The Greens/European Free Alliance (EFA)", Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Committee (DROI), member of the Committee on Security and Defence Policy (SEDE) and substitute in the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) as well as head of the delegation for relations with the Arabian Peninsula. At the German Green party, she is also a member of the motions committee.

Hannah Neumann studied media sciences and peace and conflict studies, which is also the subject she chose for her PhD. Her academic career brought her to Ilmenau, Berlin, Manila and Monrovia. Before joining the European Parliament, she was a self-employed expert and consultant for peace projects, i.a. in projects for the Society for International Cooperation, the European Commission, the DGAP, GPPi and aid organizations. She advised ministries and non-governmental organizations on campaigns on anti-discrimination, promotion of democracy, climate protection on the local level and human rights. From 2013 until 2016, she worked as policy advisor in the German Bundestag.


Hannah Neumann, born on 03 April 1984 in Speyer, married, with three children, is an MEP for the Green/EFA Group.

  • Since July 2019: Member of the European Parliament for Alliance 90/The Greens

  • 2016 - 2019: Freelance consultant for political communications, foreign and security policy

  • 2013 - 2016: Research assistant and office manager of Tom Koenigs (MdB, The Greens, spokesperson for human rights) and Omid Nouripour (MdB, The Greens, spokesperson for foreign policy) in the German Bundestag.

  • 2008 - 2013: PhD in Politics and Peace and Conflict Studies, Free University of Berlin in cooperation with the University of Liberia and Notre Dame University Cotabato (Philippines)

  • 2009 - 2011: Project leader research project "Peacebuilding as a search for what is", University of Oldenburg, University of Liberia, University of Cotoba

  • 2008 - 2012: Master's degree in political science with a focus on international relations

  • 2005 - 2013: Freelance consultant, author, lecturer for World Vision, EC, GiZ

  • 2002 - 2007: Diploma in Applied Media Studies, Technical University of Ilmenau

Party activities

  • Since 2019: Member of the European Parliament for Alliance 90/The Greens

  • 2017: Direct candidate in Berlin-Lichtenberg for the Bundestag

  • 2016 - 2019: District Chairwoman of Alliance 90/The Greens in Berlin-Lichtenberg

  • Since 2013: Member of Alliance 90/The Greens

Membership in clubs and associations

Hannah Neumann performs functions free of charge as

  • Chairperson of the "Campus for Democracy" Society

  • Member of the Presidium of the German Council on Foreign Relations

  • Member of the Europaunion

  • Member of the German Alpine Association

  • Member of the Women in International Security Association

  • Member of the "Parliamentarians for Global Action"

Press photos

Photo: © Hannah Neumann | Photographer: Lennart Kleinschmidt
Foto: © European Union 2019 - Source : EP | Fotografin: Daina Le Lardic
Photo: © Hannah Neumann | Photographer: Lennart Kleinschmidt
Foto: © European Union 2021 - Source : EP | Fotografin: Laurie Dieffembacq

The press photos can be used free of charge for reporting purposes. If used, the respective authors must be stated. You can find more press photos on the Multimedia site of the European Parliament


For press enquiries and appointments:

Angelika Hild

Office Hannah Neumann:

Tel. (+32) 228 37705
E-Mail: hannah.neumann@ep.europa.eu