Here is the latest on the Essl Social Prize!

April 2nd, 2009 Essl Social Prize – Prize Winner from Hungary

In 2009, the Essl Social Prize, the first international prize for social initiatives, will be bestowed for the second time. The prize money of 1.000.000 Euros goes to Mrs. Szekeres Tiborné from Hungary and her project “Dignified Aging for Disabled People”. The solemn bestowal of the Prize is scheduled to take place in the Schömer House (bauMax-headquarter) in Klosterneuburg on April 3rd 2009, 6 p.m.

Martin and Gerda Essl have founded the Essl Social Prize to support special initiatives of private persons worldwide.


Please read the detailed press release on: Press release 2.4.2009



April 1st, 2009 Opening Casa Abraham

It happened on April 1st, 2009. Casa Abraham, the prize-winning project of the Essl Social Prize 2008, was inaugurated solemnly in Ploieşti, Rumania. The house was built for the benefit of former street children, who found a new home in the facilities of “Concordia”, which were established 16 years ago. In Casa Abraham they will be trained as bakers, carpenters, farmers or kindergarten teachers.


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