Central and Eastern Europe
The activities of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLF) in these regions focus mainly on hosting research and educational events as well as collaborative work with civil society organisations, resulting in co-operations with many local project partners.
The themes and emphasis in the three regions is as diverse as the way activities in them began. Certainly, the work in Poland, the Czech Republic and the Baltic States was mostly affected by the entry of these countries into the European Union on May 1, 2004. Developing work in Southeast Europe focuses mainly on ethnic tensions in the former civil war regions. Whereas in Eastern Europe focus is placed on questions of transformation, of the development of civil societies, of security policies and of contemporary historical German-Russian relations.
Presently, the RLF maintains three RLF offices in these project regions: one in Warsaw, one in Moscow and one in Belgrade. These offices, together with foreign affairs staff in Berlin, coordinate the activities in these regions.
Europe Office in Brussels
Assessment of the EU’s nature and its future development vastly diverge within the European left. Alongside observed risks such as the neo-liberal economic trend or increased militarization of the EU, the potential the EU unification process has to offer the society and each individual is also acknowledged. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation supports dialogue surrounding these various aspects. The centre for the foundation’s European work is the RLF office in Brussels, founded in 2008.
The office in Brussels works concentrates on the following issues:
- The situation and development of the left in Europe (and in various regions of the world)
- Analysis and strategies to world crises in various parts of the world
- The European Union and its relations to the world
- Strategies for peace, structuring security and civil conflict resolution
- Protection of democracy and resistance to authoritarian and right-wing extremist tendencies
- Strategies for developing alternative European policy