ERSTE Foundation


In 2003, ERSTE Foundation evolved out of the Erste Oesterreichische Spar-Casse, the first Austrian savings bank. The foundation invests part of its dividends in the development of societies in Central and South Eastern Europe. It supports social participation and civil-society engagement; it aims to bring people together and disseminate knowledge of the recent history of the region. It develops its own projects within the framework of three programmes: Social Development, Culture and Europe.

Involvement in film

We are initiators and work in close cooperation with professional film makers in Austria and CEE.


We can only do what we do because of organisations and individuals who support our work.
Thank you everyone.