Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation

For democratic and social rights worldwide


The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) is a left-wing foundation which, together with its international department, the Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation (CID), is active across the world in fostering and providing political education. The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung maintains regional and international offices in over twenty locations, and collaborates with hundreds of partner organisations, 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 realisation 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-Stiftung is affiliated with the Left Party in the Federal Republic of Germany. As is the case with other German party-affiliated foundations, it receives funding from the public budget. As a space for critical thought, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung 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-organisation and participation. The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is also a partner to left-wing actors, bringing together various left-wing organisations 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-Stiftung focuses on a range of key issues in order to develop political alternatives at the local, national, and international level. 

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International cooperation projects are supervised by the regional departments in Berlin.

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