|Minister for European Union Affairs|
2 February 2010 – 3 October 2014
|Prime Minister||Fredrik Reinfeldt|
|Preceded by||Cecilia Malmström|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|Leader of the Liberal Youth of Sweden|
|Preceded by||Erik Ullenhag|
|Succeeded by||Fredrik Malm|
|Born||20 July 1975|
|Alma mater||Stockholm University|
Eva Birgitta Ohlsson Klamberg (born 20 July 1975) is a Swedish politician who was Minister for European Union Affairs in the Swedish government from 2010 to 2014. She is a member of the Liberals, formerly the Liberal People's Party. Birgitta Ohlsson serves as the National Democratic Institute’s director of political parties.
In June 2017, Ohlsson challenged incumbent party leader Jan Björklund to become the next leader at the congress in November 2017. On 15 September 2017, following results from the 'test election' in Stockholm County, Ohlsson announced she was to relinquish her leadership bid and to leave the political arena by the next general election in 2018.
Early life and education
Birgitta Ohlsson was born on 20 July 1975 in Linköping, Östergötland County, Sweden. She received her upper secondary (gymnasium) education at Katedralskolan in Linköping between 1991 and 1994. Between 1994 and 1997 she studied political science, international relations and United Nations studies at Stockholm University.
Between 1997 and 1999 Ohlsson worked as an
She has also held various voluntary assignments, such as chair of the Association of Liberal Students in Stockholm (1996–1998), deputy chair of Young European Federalists in Sweden (1998), member of the board of the Swedish International Liberal Centre (since 2001), chair of the Swedish Republican Association (2002–2005), deputy chair of the Sweden–Israel Friendship Association in Stockholm (2003–2005), member of the national board of the Liberal People's Party (since 2007) and chair of the Federation of Liberal Women (2007–2010). She is also part of the Elie Wiesel Network of Parliamentarians for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and against Genocide Denial.
- NDI, Birgitta Ohlsson, Director political parties 15 October 2022
- Ohlsson challenges Björklund about party leadership (in Swedish) 1 June 2017
- Birgitta Ohlsson to leave the political arena 15 September 2017
- "Birgitta Ohlsson – CV". Government of Sweden. 2 February 2010. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
- Members of the Elie Wiesel Network Archived 21 May 2019 at the Wayback Machine European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM).
- "Birgitta Ohlsson appointed new Minister for EU Affairs" (Press release). Government of Sweden. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
- Oxfam announces Zainab Bangura and Katherine Sierra to co-lead Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct Archived 26 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine Oxfam, press release of 16 March 2018.
- Stockholm University 24 June 2019