ERSTE Stiftung

We believe in a united Europe, in a social, cultural and economic area without borders, with all its diverse natural beauty, individualism and identities.

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.