• Social Development

    Erste SEEDS Program to support nearly 70 social businesses

    Pocket-sized online maths teacher, cool fashion collection sporting Roma designs, unique gift artefacts created by persons living in deep poverty, a guest house and café employing persons with disabilities— all these social business ideas were selected to the Erste SEEDS program with the aim of supporting and scaling up social organisations in Hungary. Out of […]more

  • ERSTE Foundation, Social Development

    Invitation to the annual Superar concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus

    Music unites! Superar invites you to the annual Superar concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus. 600 Superar children sing and play together with great enthusiasm. “Music from our countries” Date: 20 March 2017 Location: Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall Start: 6 pm Music Director Andy Icochea Icochea Choral and orchestral music From ‘our’ countries Works by Charpentier, […]more
  • Open Calls, Social Development

    ERSTE SEEDS Programme Hungary develops social enterprises “Step by Step”

    Erste Seeds (Social Enterprise Establishment and Development Support) is a one and a half year incubation programme. It contributes to the development of Hungarian social enterprises, which aim to improve equality of life-chances and quality of life through their activities. The involved social enterprises receive a customized, multistage development. The most promising enterprises can receive […]more
  • Social Development

    Vienna: Winners honoured with Journalism Award “von unten” (from below) 2016

    Excellent Contributions by Veronika Mauler, Klaus Unterberger, Yvonne Widler, Johanna Hager & Maria Kern, Christoph Reichl, Sabine Nikolay, Elisabeth Scharang & Lukas Tagwerker, Claus Pirschner & Rainer Springenschmid and Chrissi Wilkens. On Monday, 19 December 2016, the Journalism Awards “von unten” were conferred for the seventh time in Vienna. The contributions are evaluated and selected […]more
  • Events, Social Development

    Social Enterprises Christmas Market at Erste Campus Grand Hall

    Did you know that there are more than twenty different Christmas Markets in Vienna alone? This year, there is a new market in town! Recycled, upcycled or reinvented and all produced with a social purpose – these are the products you will find at Erste Campus on Monday, 19 December and Tuesday, 20 December 2016 at the first Social Enterprises […]more
  • Social Development

    New Programme successfully helps unemployed Hungarians to find a job

    Incorpora Hungary presented in November 2016 supports disadvantaged people in Hungary who seek employment. The new programme was launched by ERSTE Foundation and “La Caixa” Foundation in June 2016. Tackling unemployment is one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century and a global challenge. While the unemployment rate in Hungary is decreasing continually […]more
  • Events, Social Development

    Kinders – The Power of Music

    “What can we do to transform sadness into joy?“ is the question an off-voice in the trailer of “Kinders” (“Children”) asks. Indeed, the film touches upon quite a few of these essential questions that both children and adults have to solve. And music is definately part of the answer this documentary tries to give. Kinders by Riahi […]more
  • Social Development

    “Big Brothers Big Sisters Austria” Mentoring for Kids

    What do you connect with the idea of having a big brother or a big sister? Maybe some sort of protection, an older person with more experience who can help you out sometimes or someone you can talk to. The “Big Brothers Big Sisters Austria” mentoring programme takes that idea to help disadvantaged children. What […]more
  • Social Development

    10 Years Zweite Sparkasse

    For 10 years Zweite Sparkasse has helped its clients to financial independence! 10 years ago Zweite Sparkasse opened its first branch to serve people who did not have a possibility to receive an account from any other bank. Since then, Zweite has opened more than 15,000 basic accounts, supporting its clients to regain financial independence. […]more
  • Publication, Social Development

    New Study: in 5 CEE Countries 17 million Citizens Designate Taxes to NGOs

    Figure 1: Growth of 1% designations, individual donations in Hungary, 1996-2013 (see page 35) It comes straight from the printshop: the first study comparing tax percentage designation in several European countries. The “Assessment of the Impact of the Percentage Tax Designations: Past, Present, Future” is a research project that has been commissioned by the ERSTE Foundation and implemented by the Centre […]more