• 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
  • Culture

    Comisart Travel Grants: Curators Exchange Programme Started

    A cooperation of ERSTE Foundation and “la caixa” Banking Foundation offers six travel grants to curators in the field of contemporary art for 2017. 35 curators participated in the closed call that was launched by ERSTE Foundation and “la caixa” Banking Foundation in autumn 2016. We received very good applications – eleven entries came from CEE, 24 […]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
  • Culture

    Zuzana Branišová: Artist in Residence @ MQ Vienna, February 2017

    Zuzana Branišová from Slovakia is the Artist in Residence at the quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier in Vienna for the month of February 2017: Since the last years I am interested in morphology and life of plants and I compare it with the human mind, thoughts, relationships and gathering of knowledge. The Deleuze-Guattari-theory of rhizoma was the first […]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
  • 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
  • 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