Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is an internationally operating progressive, non-profit institution for civic education, working on democratic and social rights for all people.


Right to Social Protection, Social Rights

Fighting “non-take-up”: who is responsible?

Olivier De Schutter

Non-take-up: a global challenge  More than two years have passed since the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic. At the time, governments scrambled to respond by issuing cash transfers, unemployment benefits, and in-kind support for their citizens. But many – millions, in fact – were left behind, despite being eligible for the support on offer. […]

Sep. 2022



Green New Deal

As we move into a new decade, humanity is facing unprecedented challenges. The ongoing climate crisis and the devastating COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping our world, exacerbating inequalities and fueling the rise of authoritarianism and nationalistic politics. Recently, a powerful narrative has emerged: the Green New Deal, a powerful call for change that brings with it hopes for delivering deep social and economic transformations. Today, the need for programmes that include the comprehensive decarbonisation and restructuring of our economies and social systems while protecting the climate from collapse has become imperative.

United Nations

Fighting for Just Transition(s)

Nessim Achouche, Ndivile Mokoena

Nov. 2021


Right to Health, Social Rights

More than just a brain drain – The great brain robbery

Jan Van Aken and Berit Köhler

International poaching of nursing staff by the federal government The immigration of foreign health professionals is not a new phenomenon, nor is it a German speciality. For decades, well-trained doctors from the global South have been migrating to richer countries in the hope of better pay and living conditions. The rich North saves a lot […]

Aug. 2022

Our Work

Social Rights

We are working towards a world that guarantees social justice. The working focus on social rights aims to globally strengthen the discourse on social rights and actors involved in this field. Because social rights must always be Global Social Rights. This is to be achieved on the one hand through the media, i.e. through publications and other media products, and on the other hand through partner projects and workshops.

International Organising

Exploitation through poor social and environmental standards is the flipside of a global value chain. Wages below the comparable minimum wage, health hazards at the workplace, lack of social security in the event of illness, accident or old age, and precarious employment relationships pose major challenges worldwide. We support better networking and organisation along transnational value chains, which enables trade unions to assert the interests of employees even in globally operating corporations and globally branched production processes.

Socio-Ecological Transformation

A sustainable fight against climate change is only possible through a far-reaching socio-ecological transformation. We therefore support the promotion of the concept of "climate justice" as well as progressive "just transition" approaches and transformative adaptation measures. The goal of all efforts must be a global economic order that is resource- and climate-just and capable of ensuring the self-renewal of the planet.

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