ERSTE Foundation Communications – Wien, Austria

ERSTE Foundation Communications

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. The approaches we took back then have become the living roots of our commitment.

We initiate and develop projects by ourselves or together with partners in three programmes: Social Development, Culture, and Europe.


We encourage the development of fairer and stronger societies, where nobody is left behind.


We believe in culture as a driving force for a democratic society and in its ability to forge links between diverse linguistic and geographical regions.


We promote the process of European integration by providing a platform for exchanging ideas, knwoledge and initiatives.