The foundation of the first Austrian savings bank in the early 19th century was a pioneering, civil-society initiative. It empowered people to take their fate into their own hands by making provisions for the future.
ERSTE Foundation initiates and develops projects independently or together with partners in three programmes: Social Development, Culture, and Europe. The three programmes of ERSTE Foundation can be seen as three strategies to create development, give access to ideas and people, and to support positive change.
The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence was initiated in 2007 by ERSTE Foundation and Robert Bosch
Stiftung, in cooperation with BIRN.
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