The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation was created in 1990 as an association “for the analysis of society and political education”. In Germany, she does political education work on historical themes, on the analysis of society in a newly reunited Germany as well as on global questions of the future.
Close to the political party Die-Linke, its activities in Germany and abroad are largely financed by public funds from the Federal Republic of Germany.
In 2000, the Foundation started its international activities based on cooperation with foreign partners committed to promoting social and democratic development. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation inaugurated its first office abroad, in Johannesburg, in 2002.