• Events, eW4\][Culture, Invitation

    Progress in regress. Roma people in the capitalist postcommunism

    25 years have passed since the fall of communism, almost a quarter of a century since Romania and the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe are living the hard way the dream of a European Democracy, the “bright and glorious western future”. This is a good moment to investigate what happened with the largest, as […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation, Invitation

    Going East: Discovering New and Alternative Traditions in Translation (Studies)

    In recent years there have been an increasing number of research initiatives to include non-Western perspectives in Translation Studies and enlarge Western translation theory. The Center for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna is organising a two-day symposium  to bring together Eastern European traditions and scientific reflections on Translation (Studies). It seeks to understand […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation, Europe

    Boško Jakšić: the dangers of “patriotic journalism”

    Boško Jakšić, a prominent Serbian journalist, wrote this text as a commentary to the debate  “The Media War: Clash of Realities in the Ukraine Conflict”, organised by ERSTE Foundation in cooperation with Die Presse, which took place on 1 December as the first edition of a series of talks initiated under the headline: “The European Talks. […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation, Social Development

    ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Social Research: and the winners are…

    After a difficult interview session in Vienna with many outstanding candidates, the jury has selected 18 researchers from 8 countries who are going to be part of the 4th generation of fellows of the ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Social Research 2014/2016 on the topic: Diasporas, nation states and mainstream societies in Central and Eastern Europe. The fellowship includes […]more
  • eW4\][Culture, Open Calls

    Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators 2015/16 – Open Call

    “Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language. Yes, language. In spite of everything, it remained secure against loss.” Paul Celan, Romanian poet and translator A new call for applications is open for The Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators, a programme of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) supported by ERSTE […]more
  • Europe

    Syrian refugees leave Bulgaria for German limbo

    Many Syrians use Bulgaria as a stepping stone to the heart of Europe — although EU rules say refugees are meant to stay put By Krasimir Yankov – Sofia, Kazanlak, Dortmund and Gelnhausen The last words of the call to prayer slowly blended with the street noise as the taxi came to a halt on […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation, Invitation, Social Development

    This Human World

    this human world initially began the same year which commemorated the 60th anniversary of The Universal Declaration on Human Rights. In 2008, it became the first film festival of its kind in Austria. As a prominent member of the International Human Rights Film Network (HRFN), this human world has since followed the example of globally […]more
  • eW4\][Culture

    Artists-in-Residence 2015: selected participants

    The participants in the 2015 Artists-in-Residence programme of tranzit and ERSTE Foundation have been selected from over 300 proposals submitted during this year’s call for applications. Ten young artists or curators from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic will be provided with a guest studio at MuseumsQuartier and a monthly stipend of 1050 Euro that […]more
  • Europe

    Fighting for their fair share

    Women across the Balkans face a battle to overcome discrimination and exercise their legal rights to inherit. By Jeta Abazi Gashi – Pristina, Podgorica, Aracinovo and London During the Kosovo conflict, Serbian policemen killed Shyhrete Berisha’s husband, Nexhat, and her four children in front of her eyes. Her youngest child was less than two years […]more