Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation

For democratic and social rights worldwide

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s international department, the Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation (ZID), is active across the world in fostering and providing political education. The foundation maintains regional and international offices in over 20 locations, and collaborates with hundreds of partner organizations, political bodies, and individuals in more than 80 countries.

Our work seeks to lend support to emancipatory political forces and help forge alternative social models founded on democratic socialist values. Our vision for a future society rests on the full realization of democratic and social rights for all people, a socially just and ecologically sustainable global economic order, gender equality and feminism, international solidarity, and peace. Effectively, this will require overcoming the capitalist mode of production.

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is affiliated with the socialist party in the Federal Republic of Germany, Die Linke. As is the case with other German party-affiliated foundations, it receives funding from the public budget.

As a space for critical thinking, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation facilitates discussions of political processes and the development of alternatives while also acting as a hub for emancipatory educational projects: we share and disseminate knowledge in order to encourage all forms of self-organization and participation.

The foundation is also a partner to left-wing actors, bringing together various left-wing organizations and individuals and providing a forum for political dialogue. Our international work strives to incorporate the perspectives and experiences of our partners abroad into political dialogue in Germany, and to ensure a genuinely equal and reciprocal exchange of knowledge.

Together with our partners, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation focuses on a range of key activities in order to develop political alternatives at the local, national, and international level.