Migration is not a social exception, but as old as humanity itself. Since the end of the Cold War, however, how to manage and control it in a globalized world has been high on the agendas of national and international policymakers. Migration struggles for freedom of movement and settlement, social and political participation, and against racism have also gained momentum. Migration processes and the social and political handling of them have moved to the centre of struggles for social justice and democracy.
Dealing with racism and migrant struggles, post-migrant sociality, welcoming cultures, and their opponents plays an important role in the work of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Another focus is the analysis and critique of European and international migration and border regimes, the militarization and logistification of transnational migration, refugee and asylum policies, but also the struggles and movements of migrants and refugees for social, economic, and political rights. Our migration and refugee work is housed in the Academy for Political Education and the Centre for International Dialogue and is conducted in close cooperation with other departments. Through our Migration Discussion Group, migrant self-organizations, trade unions, NGOs, academics, and journalists are also involved in the foundation’s work.