Gender studies have been a focal point of ERSTE Foundation’s work since 2007. We initiate und support research and cultural projects focusing in a comparative, trans-national perspective on the developments of gender relations and gender identities, of the social constructions of femininity and masculinity, and of the position of women in Central and South Eastern Europe in the past 40 years, with 1989 as reference point. Aspects of cultural distinctions as well as reciprocal influences with the immediate neighbourhood are also included. Feminist discourses, LGBT activism, and the treatment of sexual minorities are often issues in these debates.
Climate change, political conflicts, the poverty trap and the economic crisis – these are the key issues today. The issue [...]more
PATTERNS Lectures supports the development of new university courses in Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of art [...]more
‘Feminisme’ reflects on the questions and contexts of diverse feminist practices in the broader frame of discussion about what is [...]more