• Europe

    Reporter'11: These are the winners!

    Reporter’11: Mara Simperler (23)   Mara Simperler is the winner of the competition Reporter’11, with her idea for a story about “Bhutan — In Search of Gross National Happiness”. This term was shaped by Bhutan’s former king Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who led his country into modern times. In 2011 Mara and Die Presse foreign affairs editor Thomas Seifert will […]more
  • Social Development

    Die Zweite Sparkasse opens new branch office in Upper Austria

    New branch office in Linz, Franckstraße 41  The year 2011 will bring another important step to improve the living conditions of persons in dire straits in Austria: Die Zweite Sparkasse will open a branch office in Linz, Upper Austria. The services offered will include a credit account with basic insurance coverage, and are part of a comprehensive support and supervision package offered by welfare institutions such […]more
  • Europe

    TABOO: Secrecy and Shame in the Balkans

    Out now: The publication of the 2010 Balkan Fellows for Journalistic Excellence Never before have societies appeared so ready to accept phenomena that our parents and grandparents would have kept hidden away as shameful and wrong. Be it sexual orientation, sex before marriage, a child outside of marriage, or deciding not to have children, it […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation

    Rupert Dollinger new member of ERSTE Foundation's Managing Board

    Rupert Dollinger will replace Dietrich Karner. This was announced yesterday by Karl Korinek, president of the Association DIE ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung and president of ERSTE Foundation’s Supervisory Board, at the annual general meeting of the Association. Dietrich Karner, who served as deputy chairman of ERSTE Foundation’s Managing Board, will withdraw from his function on the grounds that he has reached the age […]more
  • Culture

    Leipziger Buchpreis 2011 awarded to Austrian writer Martin Pollack

    Congratulations from ERSTE Foundation!  Martin Pollack, Austrian writer, translator and jury member of ERSTE Foundation and IWM’s Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators programme, has been awarded the Leipziger Buchpreis zur Europäischen Verständigung 2011 (Leipzig book prize on European understanding) for his memorable and influential œuvre. The jury emphasised that Pollack’s empathic historical reports, which he builds on the fine line between the genres of […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation

    Happy Holidays!

    Dear partners and friends, ERSTE Foundation will be closed from 23 December 2010, 1:00 pm until 9 January 2011. We are back in office on Monday, 10 January from 9:00 am. We wish you a bright and joyous holiday season and happiness in the year to come! 2011 will be the European Year of Volunteering. Let us all join the global efforts to revive the […]more
  • Culture

    Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators 2011/2012: Call for applications open until 11 February 2011

    Translators in Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies: Be part of the IWM community! The Paul Celan Fellowship Program of IWM and ERSTE Foundation aims to help overcome deficits and asymmetries in the exchange of ideas and reception of scholarly literature which result from the division of Europe in the 20th century. Therefore, the Paul Celan […]more
  • Social Development

    ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration: Call extended until 15 December 2010

    Because of a very high interest for the Award we have decided to prolong the application period for 2 weeks. The new application deadline is 15 December 2010. For more information and to apply please go to http://erstestiftung.org/integration-award. We are looking forward to receiving your application!more
  • Culture

    Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2010: Award ceremony and public conference

    10 December 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Barcelona • 4 pm – 7:30 pm · Conference: Writing art history. Dialogues in the present continuous The conference takes place on the occasion of the 2010 Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory ceremony. It aims to broaden the geographical sphere of the prize by linking the […]more
  • Europe

    The debate about Europe continues: Freedom at stake? Surveillance and the fear of terror in the constitutional state

    5 December 2010, 11 am, Burgtheater, Vienna Bedrohte Freiheit? Überwachung und Terrorangst im Rechtsstaat A debate in the series Debating Europe Governments collecting citizens’ biometrical data, businesses tracking customers’ preferences, employers using illegal surveillance practices to detect illoyal staff members, … Where are we heading? Are the fight against terror and economic crime, the benedictions of customer loyalty programmes and […]more