She is a former Member, Swedish Parliament, and European Parliament from 2014 until 2019. She is a member of the Green Party, part of the European Green Party. At the EU Parliament, she served as the green coordinator in the Security and Defence Committee, and was also responsible for migration and foreign affairs, and later of global justice issues such as climate, peace, aid, trade, arms exports and more. She is committed to finding open, decent and humane policies as solutions to issues of economic migration including refugees, human rights and especially rights of minorities.
She aspires to reduce the risks of conflict, fight against poverty, and encourage fair trade and climate justice. Part of her past lies in Catalonia, where she started one of the very first ecological, organic crop farms high up in the mountains.
Bodil normally divides her time between Sweden and Catalonia where she also runs a sustainable hotel with the farm and is involved in an environmental organization with her husband. She graduated in Romance languages and Law from Uppsala University, and also taught drama and theater. She now works mostly with the parliamentary organisation AEPI (AFRICAN-EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARIANS INITIATIVE) where is Co-founder and board member, and leads along with Marion Verweij with whom she also co-authored the recent book, “Walking the Covid Tightrope. There’s always hope in the end.