Preserve a democratic Europe

We believe that the European idea is worth fighting for.

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Complex problems such as the climate crisis, the negative consequences of globalization and a completely changed presence and use of media and information have led to fears and pessimism in many people. New trenches between east and west appear to be opening up.

Simple solutions sound tempting but make the situation worse.We want to bring the best brains together with political decision-makers, promote public interest journalism and help shape the debate about a resilient, democratic, united Europe.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.