• Europe

    Debating Europe: Do We Live in the Age of Populism?

    As the election of Donald Trump in the USA proves, populists and populist parties are on the rise, not only in European countries but also globally. These developments raise questions: When are politicians populists? How does their action affect democratic societies? How to deal with populists “in a democratic way”? What distinguishes right-wing from left-wing populism? […]more

  • Europe, Invitation

    Debating Europe – Europe, USA: What will change with Trump?

    The new US President Donald Trump will represent a different foreign policy than Barack Obama. It is to be expected that the USA will no longer want to exercise their role as a “world police” to the extent they have done in the past. This has an impact on the alliance partners, not only in NATO. […]more
  • ERSTE Foundation, Europe

    Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker: “Return to Europe and back”

    Martin Pollack in conversation with Adam Michnik. On 29 March the regular series of debates “Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker” curated by the renowned Austrian historian, translator and author Martin Pollack continues. The March-debate with the title “Return to Europe and back” will take place at 8.00 pm at the Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz in Vienna. Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker (cross-border travellers/thinkers) examines the […]more
  • Europe

    Will Europe pass the acid test?

    Ivan Vejvoda becomes Permanent Fellow at IWM and launches multi-year project to examine the future of the EU, developed jointly with ERSTE Foundation Europe is facing tremendous challenges. Liberal democracy is being put to the test both from within and from outside. In addition to the advance of populist parties and the rise of nationalist […]more
  • Europe, Open Calls

    Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2017: 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? Now […]more
  • Europe, Events

    Debating Europe: Do We Live in Revolutionary Times?

    Are we facing a turning point? The period, which began with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain more than a quarter of a century ago, is coming to an end. Many people believed that 1989 was a revolution without counter-revolution. Is this now the backlash: Brexit, Donald Trump in the US and […]more
  • Europe, Open Calls

    School community projects meet social challenges: participate now!

    School community projects meet social challenges: make a difference and participate in the aces – act local project contest 2017! aces – Academy of Central European Schools – act local is the new support programme for school-community projects tackling a relevant social challenge in their surroundings. What does this call offer to students and teachers in Central and […]more
  • Europe, Open Calls

    Open Call: Milena Jesenská Fellowships 2017-18

    A new call for applications is open for the Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists, a programme of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), which offers European journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice. The call is directed towards cultural journalists, with the term […]more
  • Europe, Events

    Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence – 2016 winners chosen!

    Serbeze Haxhiaj was awarded first prize for the 2016 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme at a closing ceremony in Pristina on Friday. Serbeze won the prize of EUR 4,000 for her story about the challenge facing a new court in protecting witnesses to crimes allegedly committed by former guerrilla fighters often regarded as heroes […]more
  • Europe, Events

    Debating Europe – The Age of Populism

    In 2017, “Debating Europe” is back at the Burgtheater with a burning topic:  On 2 April (new date) a diverse panel will discuss on “The Age of Populism” (Im Zeitalter des Populismus). Attention: Date of the Event rescheduled to 2 April! Unfortunately we have to inform you that the event “Debating Europe – The Age of Populism” scheduled for Sunday, 15 January […]more