Carsten Schneider

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Carsten Schneider (born January 23, 1976 in Erfurt ) is a German politician ( SPD ). He has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1998 and has been the First Parliamentary Managing Director of the SPD parliamentary group since September 27, 2017 .

Origin, training and community service (1976 to 1998)

Schneider grew up as a working class child in Klettbach , where he attended elementary school from 1982 to 1984. From 1984 to 1991 he was a student at the Polytechnic Oberschule (POS 4) Augusto César Sandino in Erfurt and from 1991 to 1994 he was a high school student at the Johann-Wilhelm-Häßler- Gymnasium there. After graduating from high school , Schneider completed vocational training as a banker at Volksbank Erfurt eG , which he completed in June 1997 with an IHK degree .

From August 1997 to August 1998 Schneider did his community service in a youth hostel in Erfurt. During and after his community service, Schneider tried to win the federal constituency of Erfurt , which he finally won in September 1998. In his learned profession as a banker (IHK) Schneider only worked 1 month. Schneider has been an SPD member of the Bundestag since he was 22.

SPD politician since 1998

Juso member (1994 to 1998)

Schneider joined the Jusos in Erfurt at the age of 18 and took over the deputy state chairmanship of the Jusos in Thuringia from 1996 to 1998 (see also SPD Thuringia ).

SPD member of the Bundestag (1998 to today)

After the Bundestag election in 1998 , Carsten Schneider was only 22 years old and was then the youngest member of the Bundestag to be elected to the Bundestag in Bonn .

Schneider was in 1998 and 2002 as directly selected delegates of the Parliamentary constituency Erfurt and in 2005 the constituency Erfurt - Weimar Country II - Weimar in the Bundestag voted. In the Bundestag elections in 2009 , 2013 and 2017 , he missed the direct mandate in his constituency and instead entered parliament via the state list. In 2013 he was the top candidate of his party in Thuringia.

He is a co-founder of the Berlin Network , but has not been to its meeting for years. From 2012 to 2017 he was spokesman for the Seeheimer Kreis .

Budget and Financial Policy

After Schneider was deputy spokesman for the budget group working group and the Thuringia regional group in the SPD parliamentary group from 2002 to 2005 , he became the spokesman for both groups in November 2005 until 2013.

Since January 2014 he has been chairman of the coordination committee of the German Bundestag, which approves the financial resources of the Federal Intelligence Service and controls its expenditure.

At the beginning of 2015, Schneider described the Troika , a body made up of representatives from the EU Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund , as a “symbol of de-democratization in times of crisis”.

First parliamentary manager

Since September 27, 2017, Schneider has been the first parliamentary managing director of the SPD parliamentary group and is therefore responsible for fundamental questions of management as well as the coordination of parliamentary processes with the federal government, party, state government and parliamentary groups.


Schneider has been married since 2003 and has two daughters. In his free time he goes cycling, plays soccer for the FC Bundestag and goes fishing.

Functions and honorary positions

From 1999 to 2004 Carsten Schneider was President of SSV Nord eV

Since 2001 he has been chairman and patron of the annual "Erfurt rennt" charity run.

Since 2009 he has been a member of the board of trustees of the support group "Neues Bauhaus-Museum Weimar eV", as well as of the board of trustees of "Aktion Gemeinschaftinn eV"

Awards for political work

In 2011 Schneider received the “ Politics Award ” in the “Newcomer of the Year” category, which is presented by the specialist journal “ Politik und Kommunikation ”. His financial policy expertise as an SPD budget politician was cited to justify the jury; in particular, he was convincing with his objective and understandable way of communicating.

Web links

Individual evidence

  2. C. Hickmann: Where are the others? About young, angry MPs who would still be good for the party today. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung No. 40, February 18, 2015, p. 3.
  3. Thuringian General of February 1, 2014.
  4. Christian Rickens: Troika-Aus in Athens: A farewell that nobody cries. In: Spiegel Online . January 31, 2015, accessed January 5, 2017 .
  5. ^ Schneider becomes parliamentary managing director of the SPD. In: , September 26, 2017
  6. ^ Carsten Schneider: The aspirant for promotion. In: Retrieved May 29, 2018 .
  7. ^ Joerg Zemke: SSV Erfurt-Nord business card. In: January 13, 2001. Retrieved May 29, 2018 .
  8. Ulrike Wollenhaupt-Schmidt: ERFURT RENNT - For more understanding between cultures. In: Retrieved May 29, 2018 .
  9. Bauhaus.Weimar.Moderne. Die Kunstfreunde e. V. · About us · Committees. In: Retrieved May 29, 2018 .
  10. PR-Journal - The winners of the Political Award 2011. In: Retrieved May 29, 2018 .
  11. Review 2011. In: Retrieved May 29, 2018 .