Care, health care, education and culture, housing, and mobility are absolutely crucial for people to be able to participate fully in society. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation draws on a long history of activity with regard to social infrastructures. We have successfully contributed to networking activists in the health and care sector and support their struggles with research, information, and educational materials as well as events.
To a lesser extent, we have also contributed to strengthening the debates on a fair pension. Networking and support work has also been intensified in the area of housing and rents over the last few years. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, there is a growing need to expand this focus and discuss it more broadly. Social infrastructures (including digital infrastructures) are the basis of a social democracy, they represent central fields—long before the pandemic began. They also possess an outstanding class-political and intersectional significance. For us, social rights have to be global, as social justice is the core of all left-wing politics.