This section compiles contents regarding the situation and development of the Left in Europe and the different world regions. One aspect is the examination of its social structures, its ability to define strategies, to act and to cooperate within and outside of parliaments. The analysis of cooperation between the European Left and the Left of other world regions is also playing an important role. Another aspect is the defence of democracy, including questions of majorities – minorities, migration and flight. We are looking at processes within Europe (Fortress Europe, racism) and are developing key topics in cooperation with other regions (e.g. Eastern Europe and the Eurasian region). We also devote our work to movements of resistance against authoritarian or right-wing extremist developments.