• ERSTE Foundation, Europe, Open Calls

    School community projects meeting 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 South Eastern Europe? First of all, it offers concrete opportunities to take action but also to create new cross-sectoral partnerships with the community. […]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
  • Europe, Events

    Come inside Europe – it’s Conference Time!

    What does autumn bring except the first signs of winter? Well, we know at least three interesting events all-over Europe in the next two months we would like to present to you in short. Let’s start in Czechia: The yearly Forum2000 conference will take place in Prague. This year’s topic of the 20th forum is ‘The Courage to Take Responsibility’. The life and […]more
  • Europe, Events

    Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker: “The New Patriots”

    Martin Pollack in conversation with Olga Tokarczuk and Kateryna Mishchenko On 9 November the regular series of debates “Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker” curated by the renowned Austrian historian, translator and author Martin Pollack continues. The November-debate with the title “The New Patriots” will take place at 8.00 pm at the Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz in Vienna. Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker (cross-border travellers/thinkers) examines […]more
  • Culture, Europe

    Paul Celan Fellowship 2016/2017: Six Translators selected

    The jury of the Paul Celan Fellowships selected six translation projects for the term of the fellowship 2016-2017: Hana Fořtová Benjamin Constant: Principes de politique applicables à tous les gouvernements (1806) French into Czech Natalia Jakubova Grzegorz Niziolek: Polski teatr Zagłady (2013) Polish into Russian Alexandru Polgar Martha Rosler: Culture Class (2013) English into Romanian […]more
  • Europe

    Milena Jesenská fellows selected for 2016/2017

    The Milena Jesenská Fellowship Program 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 “cultural” being interpreted in a broad sense to encompass a wide variety of intellectual and artistic fields. However, applicants’ […]more
  • Europe, Social Development

    Welcome to Austria: because everyone counts!

    Third updated edition of info cards “Willkommen in Österreich: weil jeder Mensch zählt!” is out and available at ERSTE Foundation. Already EUR 190.000 spent for integration projects in Austria co-organised by volunteering Erste Group and savings banks staff. The majority of the people who fled their home countries in 2015 to seek refuge and safety […]more
  • Europe

    3 – 4 July: Civil Society Forum Paris 2016

    Moving in when others are moving out? Enlargement fatigue or Europe fatigue? Democratic backsliding or captured states? Migrant crisis or humanitarian crisis? The relationship of the Balkan countries with other European countries has always been an indication of where Europe is heading and the way it sees itself and the world. At a moment of […]more