European Debates

ERSTE Foundation strives for a united Europe with consolidated values. We support the European unification process in Central and South Eastern Europe and seek to actively assist existing EU enlargement initiatives. We work against prejudice and nationalism, want to integrate thinking and living across borders, and make these experiences accessible. One way to get there is to strengthen the think tank capacity in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and in the EU regarding CEE issues. In our opinion EU integration should be brought into public perception. The transfer of know-how within the wider region could be improved. We therefore also regularly organise public panel discussions and internal workshops, we support publications on European issues and the work of think tanks such as the European Stability Initiative.