Board / Assembly

General Assembly

The General Assembly constitutes the Stiftung’s highest body. Its almost 100 active members come together at least once a year to determine the thematic focus of the Stifting’s activities, appoint the executive board and members of the Scientific Advisory Board, and elect an Executive Director. The General Assembly also receives the reports of the Stiftung’s Executive Board and decides on the admission of new members. Care is taken to ensure that at least as many women are considered as men. Currently, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung limits its membership base to 100 active members. People who are directly or indirectly employed by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung are considered passive members. The detailed rights and obligations of the General Assembly are regulated by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung's statutes. The General Assembly includes active and former politicians of the Left Party, as well as scholars, people active in the regional branches of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, and other individuals representing a democratic socialist current beyond the Left Party itself.

Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is elected by the General Assembly for a term of four years and consists of the chairperson, two vice chairpersons, the Executive Director, and at least seven (but not more than nine) other members. Currently the Board consists of 12 members. The Executive Board of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is a voluntary body. Only the Executive Director is employed on a full-time basis. A balanced gender ratio is also observed when selecting the members of the Board. The Executive Board's main task is to manage the affairs of the association and to determine the basic course of the Stiftung’s work. In this sense, the Executive Board decides on the fundamental structure of the Foundation and the cornerstones of its financial and staff development. Members of executive boards of political parties at a federal or state level may not serve on the Executive Board of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. For the current structure of the Executive Board, please consult the Stiftung’s website. 

Chair of the Executive Board: Dr. Dagmar Enkelmann

Deputy: Thomas Händel, Member of the European Parliament

Deputy: Dr. Sabine Reiner

Executive Director: Daniela Trochowski


Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung was established by a resolution passed by the General Assembly in 2008. The Scientific Advisory Board consists of at least six and a maximum of 16 members (as of March 2013: eight women and eight men). Stiftung membership is not a condition for participating in the Scientific Advisory Board. As with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung's Executive Board, Advisory Board members are elected for a term of four years. The Scientific Advisory Board supports the work of the Stiftung in matters of a scholarly and strategic nature. The Advisory Board members elect one of their own as chair. 

Council of Regional Foundations

The 16 autonomous regional foundations are all members of the Council of Regional Foundations. Together with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, they organize educational programmes and facilitate networking in all federal states. Similar to the head of the Scientific Advisory Board, the spokesperson of the Council of Regional Foundations attends the meetings of the Foundation's Executive Board in an advisory capacity. More information is available on the website. 

Spokesperson of the Council of Regional Foundations:

Ulrike Detjen, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, North Rhine-Westphalia

Deputy: Dennis Jannack, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Saxony-Anhalt