The main concern of the Centre for International Dialogue (CID), which coordinates the international work of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, is to contribute to social and democratic development and strengthen socio-political educational opportunities and possibilities for communication together with international partners.

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung 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 neo-liberal 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,  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 neo-liberal economic model, and
  • Solve conflicts peacefully, and shape the present and future in the light of historical consciousness.

Currently, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung has 17 international offices, which work together with about 200 partner organizations in over 50 countries. It has offices in the regions of Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central America, and in the Eastern Mediterranean. In 2012, offices were opened in the US and Greece. Offices in Tunisia and Turkey (Istanbul) will be opened in 2013. Projects in these regions are funded from the budget of 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. More information about its work, along with current analyses from partner countries, is available on the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung website.

Director: Wilfried Telkämper

Deputy Director: Dr. Karin Gabbert

Contact: Renate Tiltsch

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