• bbbs_tandem_weiblich_florian-schmeiser

    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

  • Die Zweite Sparkasse to cooperate with four new counselling organisations in Vienna

    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
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    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
  • ideegration

    Open Calls, Social Development

    Ideegration: Finding Successful Solutions for Integration together

    Imagine you have a great project idea. Now, let’s assume this project idea has to do with fostering integration. How to you help that idea grow? How do you find people with expertise from fields like economy, politics, administration or from foundations or relief organisations? Stakeholders willing to help you develop and spread your idea? And […]more
  • Picknick-Set

    Events, Social Development

    Traditional Roma Craftsmanship meets Vienna Design Week

    It is for the second time that Meşteshukar ButiQ will be present at the Vienna Design Week and it will be a picnic – in the truest sense of the word, because that is what their new product line is called: picnic was created together with zerunianandweisz in the framework of the ERSTE Foundation Roma Partnership. It was […]more
  • ROMANI_Varga_image

    Social Development

    Wanderers of the Worlds: Hungary’s first Roma label presents its new collection

    “Not all those who wander are lost,” says a quote from a Tolkien-poem. However, it will be hard not to get lost in the beautiful designs of Erika Varga, when she presents her newest collection “Wanderers of the Worlds” in Vienna next week. The Fashion Show will take place on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at […]more
  • Roma Partnership Summer Camps

    Social Development

    ERSTE Foundation Roma Partnership Summer Academies 2016

    This summer three of our partners offered diverse and interesting opportunities for young and talented people in Hungary and Romania. Have a closer look at the summer activities which were realised in the framework of ERSTE Foundation Roma Partnership! Multimedia Summer Camp in Roadeș 27 June – 8 July 2016 Community Aid Network (CAN) in […]more
  • 2016-06-22_ideegration_logos

    Open Calls, Social Development

    “Ideegration” Awards Successful Solutions for Integration

    Ideegration is an online idea-management platform where Austrian organisations working in the field of integration for people on the move or with a migration background can contribute their ideas. The best projects will be awarded in autumn. Organisations of the civil society have developed and implemented many effective solutions for integration already. Now these successful projects need […]more
  • Kartenset Willkommen in Österreich

    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
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    Social Development

    Roma Inclusion through Community Gardening. A Talk in Budapest

    What is community gardening and how can it help to fight for Roma inclusion? On 22 June, in Budapest, a panel of experts discussed the topic of community sustained organic  gardening and agriculture and shared inspiring stories. Melinda Kassai from Butterfly Development (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County), Emőke Both and Patrisz Kanalas from BAGázs (Budapest) and Márton Gosztony […]more