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Jan. 2024

Northern Lights? Nordic Lessons for the Just Transition

Duroyan Fertl

For many, Scandinavia is synonymous with social democracy, high union density, public ownership, and progressive governments inclined to climate action and sustainable policies. A recent study tour to Norway and Denmark, hosted by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s New York and Brussels offices, found that both countries still struggle with entrenched interests – local and international – holding back a genuine “just transition”.

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Climate Justice

Fighting the climate crisis is a political, social, cultural, economic, and environmental issue

Global Solidarity

Connecting struggles for social and political emancipation worldwide

Transatlantic Left Voices

Building a dialogue between progressives in North America and Europe

History from Below

Analyzing history through a Leftist lens

United Nations

Enabling access for the underrepresented


Our dossiers offer short- and long-term focuses on the office’s core projects.

New Multilateralism

The global governance system is currently challenged by the increasing corporate capture of policy-making at international organizations, insufficient funding, and a lack of respect for the commitments made by member states. In this section, we examine methods for enhancing democratic multilateral structures, addressing the influence of powerful economic elites in multilateral decision-making, and exploring the role of civil society organizations and social movements in reforming the United Nations system.


Adopted on December 10, 1948, by the United Nations General Assembly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains a cornerstone of international human rights law and a beacon of hope for people around the world. On this dossier, we invite you to reflect on the significance of the UDHR and its ongoing relevance to the struggle for a more just and equitable work.

RLS NYC 10th Anniversary

On October 2022, the New York Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung celebrated its 10th year of operation. In light of this marker, we looked back on the work we’ve done the past years and look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us.

The Biden Era

On the eve of the inauguration of Joe Biden, we commissioned a series of reports on key political issues. We wanted to hear how experts feel the Biden administration might address these issues and better understand how receptive the incoming administration is to a progressive agenda, and know on what issues progressives will have to continue to put pressure.

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The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is an internationally operating, progressive non-profit institution for civic education. Active since 1990, the foundation works to promote democratic and social participation, empowerment of disadvantaged groups, alternatives for economic and social development, conflict prevention, and peaceful conflict resolution. Its international activities aim to provide civic education through academic analyses, public programs, and projects conducted together with partner institutions. The foundation has established 23 regional offices around the world. Learn More