ERSTE Foundation NGO Academy

The ERSTE Foun­da­tion NGO Academy was founded in 2013 to help streng­then the social sector in Central and Sout­h-Eas­tern Europe. It offers a range of high-qua­lity capa­city buil­ding programmes which aim at trai­ning execu­tive mana­gers and members of NGOs. By doing so, it supports the orga­ni­sa­tions them­selves and indi­rectly also their stake­hol­ders by trans­fer­ring know­ledge, impar­ting skills and helping them build up networks. Further­more, the academy assists them in tack­ling exis­ting and future chal­lenges in their sectors. The ERSTE Foun­da­tion NGO Academy offers two programmes, which are concep­tua­lized, desi­gned and imple­mented in a coope­ra­tion between the WU Vienna and ERSTE Foun­da­tion: the Social Inno­va­tion and Manage­ment Programme and the Regional Programme. The programmes are inde­pen­dent of each other, differ in their set-up and target persons in diffe­rent manage­ment posi­tions. However, both are focused on buil­ding up capa­ci­ties for orga­niza­t­ional deve­lop­ment of nonprofit orga­ni­sa­tions focu­sing on the crea­tion of new resources, imple­men­ta­tion stra­te­gies through projects and the ability of sustai­ning success. They are offered to a pre-­de­fined group of non-­profit orga­ni­sa­tions being located in 13 coun­tries of Central and Sout­h-Eas­tern Europe. With the Social Inno­va­tion and Manage­ment Programme, being a consti­tu­tive, three-­mo­dule programme that takes places in English in Vienna, and the Regional Programme, consis­ting of indi­vi­dual work­shops in six Euro­pean languages, the ERSTE Foun­da­tion NGO Academy is currently one of the most compre­hen­sive capa­city buil­ding oppor­tu­nities for nonprofit orga­ni­sa­tions in the 13 coun­tries of Central and Sout­h-Eas­tern Europe that are served.