The Essl Foundation MGE gemeinnützige Privatstiftung is a private, not-for-profit foundation established in 2007 by Martin and Gerda Essl, and their children, for social purposes. The foundation has been provided with sufficient financial resources to support its activities in the long-term. Its mission is to support social innovation, social entrepreneurship and persons with disabilities


With the Zero Project, the Essl Foundation commits itself to exploring and communicating Innvotative Practices and Policies worldwide that have a proven impact on the implementation of the UN CRPD, in education, employment, accessbility, independent living and political participation. We commit ourselves to strengthen the network of innovators, opinion-leaders and decision makers with and without disabilities, to continously improve the research method and support of everyone who wants to create change towards the SDG and implementation of the CRPD. 

Theme: Other
Region: Global
Year: 2018