ERSTE Foundation researches the societal transformation processes, culture as well as the conditions and effects of European enlargement in Austria, Central and South Eastern Europe. We stimulate academic research as well as field studies done by think tanks and we offer fellowship for independent research.
Among the most significant challenges for the future of social cohesion and intergenerational solidarity are the demographic changes, which affect [...]more
Have you ever wondered how individuals and organisations from the Western Balkan countries can get closer to the European Union? [...]more
PATTERNS Lectures supports the development of new university courses in Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of art [...]more
What impact did the savings bank idea have in Central and Eastern Europe after its implementation in Vienna in 1819? [...]more
A network of independent urban initiatives in South Eastern Europe. In cooperation with local initiatives launched by architects, planners, artists, urbanists, [...]more
How do we overcome Enlargement Fatigue in Europe – what is it that will convince sceptics? A small, diverse group [...]more