February 21, 2018

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Hanoi Office

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung originated from the registered association “Social Analysis and Political Education” founded in Berlin in 1990. In 1996, it was recognised by the then Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) as the political education institution close to it. The Party of Democratic Socialism transformed itself into PDS/Linkspartei, later renamed Linkspartei (Left Party) which is one of the political forces in Germany that formed in 2007 the new party “Die LINKE” (“the Left”).The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung has become a provider of civic education and a centre for progressive social research both in Germany and throughout the world.

Rosa-Luxemburg-Sitftung as one of six political foundations of Germany supports partners in developing countries striving for social justice, strengthened public participation and economic development of their respective countries.

In February 2009the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) had granted the “Representative Vietnam Office” license for Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. Since 2010 Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung started cooperating with a partner organization in Cambodia and since 2013 it is having partnerships in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar – achieving the full function of a regional office: ROSA-LUXEMBURG-STIFTUNG SOUTHEAST ASIA.

Our Vision

As a foundation bearing the name of the left visionary Rosa Luxemburg, we are aiming to support dialogue and cooperation on reform processes in transformation countries of Southeast Asia based on the ideas of democratic socialism and international solidarity with the focus on social justice, democratic participation, socio-ecological transformation and political stability.

Our Mission

  • To act as a liaison office between Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Germany) and its Vietnamese cooperation partners;
  • To provide regular support and assistance to its projects in Southeast Asia;
  • To develop new projects together with Southeast Asian partner organisations;
  • To organize and implement activities such as civic education measures, capacity training measures, conferences, workshops, seminars and information tours according to the mission of the organisation.
  • To learn more about the transformation processes of Southeast Asian countries to enable RLS to contribute to a more adequate and differentiated picture of Southeast Asia among the German public.
  • To follow the principles of RLS in international cooperation and dialogue, the mission statement of the Center for International Cooperation and Development of RLS can be downloaded here.


How we work

We work mainly in project partnerships with local cooperation partners with whom we jointly develop the cooperation projects. The management of these projects lies in the hands of our partner institutions. We also offer a range of civic education activities, which involve the expertise of our Southeast Asian and international partners.

The Representative Office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is to promote the discourse among scientists, journalists, and other experts on transformation concepts of the societies in Southeast Asia and Germany as well as with other regions of the world. A special focus is to create networks among countries of the Global South.

Financial sources

The organisation’s international activities are mainly supported by financial means allocated for development goals by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and – to a smaller extent – by the German Federal Foreign Office.