Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

  • The Fate of Employees After Privatization in Kosovo
    This report was prepared with the aim of shedding light on the predicament of workers in Kosovo’s former socially-owned and public enterprises, which have been privatized by various local and international investors over the past years.
    • 09.01.2018.
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      Beograd, Dom sindikata
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      Some remarks on the conference: «For Labour Rights»
      «FOR LABOUR RIGHTS! – Trans-National Solidarity, Commons and Perspectives on Organising» – was the programmatic title of a conference held in Belgrade, organised from 27-29 October by the Belgrade office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. It brought together trade unionists, members of left civil society organisations, social researchers and leftist activists from Europe, Asia and USA to discuss labour struggles and strategies within the wider context of «Global Social Rights».
    • An Epistemological Approach
      «However, we would have to learn from the Russian revolution that etatisation of the party in power is a permanent mortal danger, to be permanently fought against, and that a form of vigorous plebeian democracy at all levels, allowing for changes of leading political cadre is indispensable.»
      • 24.10.2017.
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        Dom sindikata / Hotel Palace, Belgrade, Serbia
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        Trans-National Solidarity, Commons and Perspectives on Organising
        With the aim of tackling problems situating labour rights in the broader context of social rights, the Belgrade office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is organising a conference on the topic of how to organise labour in times of deindustrialisation, the advanced de-organisation of the labour-movement and an ongoing fragmentation and precarisation of working conditions – not only in the region of the so-called «periphery economies» in Southeast Europe, but across the globe.
      • 11.05.
        2017.
      • What is to be Done?
        The workshop series »Housing - right or commodity. What is to be done?« continues with a second discussion tackling the privatization process and the manner in which the property transfer led to the commodification of housing. We aim to discuss the privatization of economic units and of...
      • Commented Bibliography
        Nearly after 150 years of Marx´s reading, labour and its organizations are facing the enormous challenge of simultaneously responding to the current globalization regime marked by growing social inequality, continuing environmental degradation, global capital mobility, supply chains of transnational companies crossing national borders, persistent high levels of informal employment in most of the late industrialized countries, and growing precariousness [...].
        • 31.03.
          2017.
        • Right or Commodity. What is To Be Done?
          Under the title »Housing - right or commodity. What is to be done?«, the series of four workshops problematizes the transformation of the political economy of housing for the past two decades. Processes as privatization, gentrification and financialization have led to the...
        • The Safe Countries of Origin Legislation and the Consequences for Roma Migrants
          The discussions against Safe Countries of Origin concept and the repressive migration policies introduced into German legislation, continued throughout events in seven cities in Northern and Eastern Germany (Hannover, Bremen, Hamburg, Kiel, Erfurt, Potsdam and Berlin) within the speakers tour »Not Safe at All« between 14th and 23rd of February.
        • Series of 11 fact booklets about global trade policies
          The year 2017 begins with a peal of thunder. The newly elected US president Trump abandons the Trans Pacific Partnership, a genuine geo-political monster project which aimed at excluding China as main contender of the USA in the Pacific.
          • Research Paper Series No. 6
            There is no doubt that foreign direct investments (FDIs) constitute a central pillar of the Serbian government’s development strategy. In fact, all previous governments over the last couple of decades have heavily relied on FDIs as their sole source of econom-ic development.
            • Macedonia, Serbia and the European Border Regime
              The growth and development of transit migration along the Balkan route in 2015 and 2016 highlighted the major role Macedonia and Serbia played, not merely as the main countries of passage, but as important buffer areas within the framework of the European border regime.
              • Editors: Wenke Christoph et al.
                In the shadow of the »summer of migration« in 2015, new restrictive migration and border policies were introduced at the national and EU levels aimed at containing migration.
                • Research Paper Series of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe No.4
                  Eighty years after rebel army officers began an uprising that plunged their country into a bloody fratricidal conflict, the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) continues to spark passionate debates both in Spain and internationally.
                  • 07.06.2016.
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                    Belgrade
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                    The Safe Country of Origin Concept and the Case of Roma Migrants
                    In September 2014 and October 2015, the German Bundesrat designated first Serbia, Macedonia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, then Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro as safe countries of origin. In September 2015, the European Commission proposed to establish a common EU list of safe countries of origin (SCO) mainly including countries in the Western Balkan region.
                  • Country report Slovenia
                    In 2015 a group of politicians, scientists, activists and trade union representatives reflected on solutions for the multiple crises in Europe. The environmental world crisis as well as the un-employment of millions of Europeans are raising significant challenges.
                    • Country report Croatia
                      In 2015 a group of politicians, scientists, activists and trade union representatives reflected on solutions for the multiple crises in Europe. The environmental world crisis as well as the un-employment of millions of Europeans are raising significant challenges.
                      • Country report Bulgaria
                        In 2015 a group of politicians, scientists, activists and trade union representatives reflected on solutions for the multiple crises in Europe.The environmental world crisis as well as the un-employment of millions of Europeans are raising significant challenges.
                        • 14.09.
                          2015.
                        • Banja Luka, Bosna i Hercegovina
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                          Can the Open University in Bosnia and Herzegovina stimulate civil society and re-awaken momentum from last year’s protests? This piece was written jointly by: CODA – Centre for interactive education and social action / Programme Board of the Open University   Civil society...
                        • Research Paper Series of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe No.3
                          The process of restauration of capitalist relations, which arguably began already during a nominally socialist social system, entered a new phase with the disintegration of the Yugoslav Federation. The spheres of ideology and institutionalized policy were henceforth shaped solely by various versions of capitalist socio-economic relations. The institution...