The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS)
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) is one of the major institutions of political education in Germany. It considers itself as part of the intellectual grassroots movement of democratic socialism.
The RLS emerged from the association “Verein für Gesellschaftsanalyse e.V.” (Social Analysis and Political Education) founded in 1990. It evolved into an institution of political education acting throughout all of Germany. The Stiftung serves as a forum for debate and critical thinking about political alternatives, as well as a research center for progressive social development.
The work of the RLS in Israel focuses on strengthening democratic elements of civil society. It promotes alternative education based on the principles of democracy, social justice, absence of violence and peaceful regional and international cooperation. The Stiftung acts jointly with project partners in Israel since 2002. The Stiftung’s Tel Aviv office opened in 2009.