VWO at Zaanlands Lyceum (1985)
Bachelor"s degree in French Language and Literature, University of Amsterdam (1987)
Master"s degree in European Studies, University of Amsterdam (1992)
Qualification from the Netherlands Association for Public Relations and Information (NGPR) (1995)
Public relations diploma, Foundation for Advertising and Marketing Education (SRM) (1997).
She currently lives in Zaandam and Brussels. Education Publisher and spokeswoman, Rathenau Institute (1997–2001) Senior adviser, Radar - advice bureau on social issues (2001–2004) Bozkurt is or has been involved in the following committees: Chairperson delegation for relations with the countries of Central America (2009–present) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (2009–present) Committee on Women"s Rights and Gender Equality (2004–present) Special committee on organised crime, corruption and money laundering (2012–present) Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (2009–present) Substitute member Committee on Foreign Affairs (2009–present) Chairperson of the Friends of Football (2012–present) Chairperson of the Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2011–present) Chairperson of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (2009–present) (2009–present).
She is a member of the Dutch Labour Party, which is part of the Party of European Socialists. In the European Parliament she is a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee on Women"s Rights and Gender Equality. Furthermore, she is the chairperson of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Central America, as well as a substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Staff member of the consulate-general, Germany (1992–1993)
Member of the Amsterdam Labour Party executive (1998–1999)
Member of the Labour Party European policy advisory committee (since 1999)
Member of the core group of the Labour Party multi-ethnic women"s network (1997–2001)
Member of the review committee on public broadcasting (Rinnooy-Kan Committee) (2002–2003)
Member of the disputes committee of the National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO) (since 2002)
Member of the governing body of the Institute for Public and Politics (civic education)
2004-2013: Member of the European Parliament
Substitute member of the Delegation to the European Union-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009–present)
Member of Intergroup for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights.
Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (2004-2009)
Member of the Committee on Culture and Education (2004-2009)
Member of the Delegation to the European Union-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee (2004-2009).