Ska Keller was elected as a member of the European Parliament at the age of 27 in 2009. She belongs to the Greens/EFA Group and is a member of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) as well as the Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE). Within the Committee on International Trade, Ska focuses on aspects of EU trade relations affecting development issues. Her objective is to ensure that the trade policy of the European Union does not further deepen the inequalities between countries of the Global North and South. As member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Ska aims at strengthening the rights of refugees and migrants and strives for an asylum policy that assures respect and dignity towards every human being regardless of their nationality. In addition to this, Ska is a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Turkey and the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Mexico.
Ska grew up in the East German town of Guben close to the Polish border in the federal state of Brandenburg. She studied Islamic Studies, Turkology and Jewish Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and Sabanci Üniversitesi Istanbul and has Master degree from Freue Universität Berlin. Before becoming a member of the European Parliament, Ska has been a board member of the German Young Greens, spokesperson and campaign coordinator of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) as well as the spokesperson and women-political spokesperson of Alliance 90/The Greens in Brandenburg.
During the past European Elections in Mai 2014 Ska was the front runner of the European Greens. Since her re-election as a Member of the European Parliament Ska is vice-president of the Green Group in the European Parliament.