Over 1000000 €
in prize money were granted to 70 winning NGOs within the first three editions of the ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration.


Over 3,600 organisations from Central and South Eastern Europe already applied for the first three ERSTE Foundation Awards for Social Integration.

Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory is the highest prize for cultural activities related to Central and South Eastern Europe.


They are shining examples of best practise to others, but, most of the time, their jobs do not put them on centre stage. For us, they are more than just winners. Our Awards offer due recognition to various organisations or individuals for their contribution to the development of civil society – either in the field of social integration, the area of contemporary culture, or in the European integration context.

ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration 2009, Award Ceremony held in Bucharest