The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) funds projects aimed at providing as many people as possible with access to basic social goods and rights, such as democratic participation, education, health, employment, social security, peace and non-violence, and an environment worth living in. For this purpose, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung works abroad primarily with trade unions, women's organizations, social movements, advanced research and educational institutes, and international organizations and parties.
Key areas of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung's international work are today's neoliberal globalization tendencies, the creation of a caring and peaceful Europe, democratic and social participation at the national, regional and local level, the prevention of violence and peace, equal rights, and the integration into society of marginalized social groups.
Inspired by the ideas and concepts of democratic socialism and cooperation based on solidarity, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung works internationally in order to:
- Secure the rights of democratic participation and guarantee co-determination
- Defend access to the goods of public services and lay the foundations for a self-determined life
- Strengthen the networks of civil society actors and develop alternatives to the neoliberal economic model
- Solve conflicts peacefully, and shape the present and future in the light of historical consciousness.
Regional departments are in charge of mentoring the various foreign projects supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. Additionally, RLS offices have been established in most regions in which the foundation is active. In the following section you will find information about our activities in the various regions, as well as contact information for the various offices and employees involved.
Since 2000 projects have been funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Foreign Ministry.
The supervision of international cooperation projects takes place in the regional departments in Berlin.