• ERSTE Foundation, Social Development

    ERSTE Foundation NGO Academy at a glance

    The ERSTE Foundation NGO Academy has entered the third year of its existence, a good moment to look back at the initiative’s accomplishments together with our colleague Nicole Traxler, project manager: What are the highlights of the ERSTE Foundation NGO Academy after almost two full cycles? The ERSTE Foundation NGO Academy was founded in 2013 […]more

  • eW4\][Culture

    Artists in Residence, February 2016: Iulia Toma & Claudiu Cobilanschi

    Iulia Toma and Claudiu Cobilanschi from Romania are the Artists in Residence at the quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier in Vienna for the month of February 2016: “The principal inspiration behind this residency research is the availability of two different collections – of natural science and of contemporary art respectively, that don’t have a real counterpart in […]more
  • eW4\][Culture

    Srebrenica Today on Tour

    We are happy to announce that our SREBRENICA TODAY exhibition is part of the official programme of the Austrian Embassy Sarajevo during the Cultural Year Austria – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016. The exhibition will travel to 12 cities around the country, the first stop being at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 11 […]more
  • Europe, Open Calls

    Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2016: Open Call

    Do you have an idea for a big story? Do you want to write and report it to the highest standards, with quality editorial support and a generous expenses budget that lets you explore your subject in depth? Would you like that story to be published across southeast Europe and perhaps even more widely? If […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation, Europe

    Willkommen in Österreich – weil jeder Mensch zählt!

    ERSTE Foundation supports employees of Erste Bank and savings banks in Austria to set-up activities for a better integration of refugees. They organize German lessons, excursions to a Viennese aquarium, workshops for Christmas cookies bakery, football trainings in local sports Clubs, groups for knitting, hiking, climbing, gardening, art therapy … There is no limit for […]more
  • Europe

    Montenegro: Germany’s Balkan stipends – Asylum and the Rozaje exodus

    Journey to Braunschweig In May 2015 Halima, a 43 year-old single mother, her sister Emina (47), her brother Hajradin (55), and two of their children (4 and 17) left Montenegro. They did not go as tourists, or to look for work; they left to apply for political asylum in Germany. The fact that 99.8 percent […]more
  • eW4\][Culture, Open Calls

    PATTERNS Lectures 2016/2017 – Open Call

    We have launched a new call for PATTERNS Lectures to develop university courses in the fields of artistic research, art history, cultural theory and cultural studies. The fourth edition of the programme focuses on new artistic and activist practices, new social movements and their significance for the recent cultural history in Central and South Eastern […]more
  • Events, eW4\][Culture

    Parallax Views. Repositioning the East (2)

    It has been a good 25 years since “West” and “East” experienced a decisive shift in real political terms. And it has been nearly as long since the still-ongoing process of overcoming the narrow and restrictive notional corset of “art from the former Eastern Bloc” got underway. Articulating oneself in a more freely chosen, expanded […]more
  • Europe, Events

    Growing economic inequality: Responsible for desperate social exclusion and irreversible reality? Or just a myth?

    We have the pleasure to invite you to the fourth edition of The European Match. Controversies and Encounters, taking place on 27 January 2016, 7 p.m., at the Diplomatic Academy (Festsaal, Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Vienna). On the panel: Lisa Herzog, economist at the Institut für Sozialforschung in Frankfurt am Main Branko Milanovic, economist, senior scholar […]more
  • Social Development

    “We strongly believe that direct donations are only preserving the problem itself”

    At the end of last year, our partners from Profilantrop Association decided to open a charity shop in Budapest (on 43 Aradi street) as an additional way of financing the organisation’s activities. Through its work, Profilantrop is helping communities to maintain a sustainable and healthy life and relationships with other communities, social groups, cultures, and […]more