Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Monitoring 2019

Civil society and its organizations play an important social, political and economic role in democratic countries. They provide (social) services, represent interests of minorities or vulnerable groups, perform a watchdog function towards politics and public administration, and contribute to community building by involving different people, e.g. in volunteering and membership. The existence of a vivid […]

Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities

Recent history and potential future of civil society in 16 countries More than two decades have passed since nonprofit and third-sector researchers “discovered” Central and Eastern Europe as an area of scholarly interest. After the collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the fall of the Iron Curtain, scholars noted the emergence of […]

Generation In-Between

The Children of the Balkan Wars: Getting to Know a Crucial Generation for Europe All across Europe one will find members of a generation born into the agony and aporia of the socialist societies of the 1980s. Those who grew up in the Yugoslavia of the 1980s and early 1990s, torn by conflict and crises, […]

Assessment of the Impact of the Percentage Tax Designations: Past, Present, Future

The subject of this study is the percentage tax designation system as a phenomenon in the nexus of public finance allocation, public benefit/civil society realm and taxation. Its focus is Central and Eastern Europe, where the system has remained to be a popular policy instrument over twenty years. An international team of country research associates […]

The CEE History Project

The History of Savings Banks in Central and Eastern Europe and the History of Erste Group’s Subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine ERSTE Foundation launched the CEE History Project with the aim of conducting initial research to trace the history of Erste Group’s central European subsidiaries and the development […]

Cultural policy landscapes

A guide to eighteen Central and South East European countries Cultural policy landscapes. A guide to eighteen Central and South East European countries is a compilation of cultural policies in the CSEE region and in the Baltic States. It covers Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, […]