Birgit Monteiro

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Birgit Monteiro (born August 17, 1969 in Strausberg ) is a German politician ( SPD ) in Berlin .


After attending school in Strausberg, Birgit Monteiro completed an apprenticeship with Abitur as an agricultural machinery and tractor fitter in Neuenhagen near Berlin from 1986 to 1989 . From 1989 to 1991 she studied at the Berlin School of Economics . From 1991 to 1998 this was followed by a degree in history and German at the Humboldt University in Berlin, with a master’s degree . There was also an additional degree in German as a foreign language .

From 2005 to 2008 she studied part-time social management at the Alice Salomon University in Berlin-Hellersdorf and graduated with a Master of Arts .

Monteiro taught German as a foreign language in Hungary from 1998 to 2000 and then in Berlin. After that, she was managing director of the neighborhood interest group Kiezspinne FAS e. V. in Berlin-Lichtenberg . From 2010 to January 2015 she ran the business in the Association for Social-Cultural Work (VksA). At the same time, from 2011 she was also the managing director of the VskA subsidiary GskA non-profit society for social-cultural work mbH .


Birgit Monteiro joined the SED in 1987 and was a member of the PDS until 1991. She has been a member of the SPD since 1995. From 2001 to 2006 she was a district councilor in the Lichtenberg district . In 2006 she was elected to the Berlin House of Representatives from the district list. During the 16th legislative period, she was a member of the Committee on Health, Environment and Consumer Protection. Birgit Monteiro represented the interests of the citizens in all questions of consumer protection as consumer policy spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group in the House of Representatives . She was also a member of the Committee for Integration, Labor, Vocational Training and Social Affairs.

In the elections to the House of Representatives in 2011, Birgit Monteiro won the constituency of Lichtenberg 4 as a direct candidate for the first time . She is the spokesperson for labor and disability policy and a member of the labor, integration and women, and health and social affairs committees.

In addition to her parliamentary activities, Birgit Monteiro is involved in many local political issues in her home district of Lichtenberg in Berlin, where she supports the initiative group “Lights on in the Hubertusbad! Initiative for the redevelopment and revitalization of the Lichtenberg municipal swimming pool ” .

On January 22nd, 2015, Birgit Monteiro was elected district mayor by the Lichtenberg district council with 27 to 26 votes . She follows Andreas Geisel , who became Senator for Urban Development .

In the Berlin elections in 2016 , the SPD Lichtenberg and its counting community lost the majority in the district assembly. On December 15, 2016, Michael Grunst ( Die Linke ) was elected as the new district mayor. Monteiro was then elected Deputy District Mayor and District Councilor. In addition, she received the following departments: Urban Development Office, Office for Social Affairs, Economic Development, Social Space-Oriented Planning Coordination and performs the task of an EU officer.

Birgit Monteiro resigned from all of her offices on March 31, 2020. She then became a board member of the Kaspar Hauser Foundation, which offers work opportunities, professional prospects and educational opportunities in its workshop for people with disabilities .

In 2009 Birgit Monteiro donated the " Frieda Rosenthal Prize ", which honors meritorious Lichtenberg citizens who are particularly active in the social field. Proposals can be submitted by all residents.

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  1. Committee for Health, Environment and Consumer Protection in the Berlin House of Representatives  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  2. Committee for Integration, Labor, Vocational Education and Social Affairs in the Berlin House of Representatives ( Memento from December 31, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Birgit Monteiro is the new district mayor , Der Tagesspiegel , January 23, 2015.
  4. Grunst elected district mayor of Berlin-Lichtenberg . ( [accessed December 15, 2016]).
  5. Departments distributed in the Lichtenberg district office . Press release of the BA Lichtenberg from December 20, 2016.
  6. Lichtenbergs building councilor resigns , December 13, 2019, accessed on May 28, 2020
  7. Website of the Kaspar Hauser Foundation , accessed on May 28, 2020
  8. Page no longer available , search in web archives: Call for tenders for the Frieda Rosenthal Prize SPD parliamentary group of BVV Lichtenberg@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /