Bank Austria Social Prize 2023 in Vienna awarded to “NF Kinder Expertisezentrum”

  • UniCredit Bank Austria has awarded the Bank Austria Social Prize for the fourteenth time this year and is supporting charitable initiatives in Austria with a total of EUR 90,000
  • EUR 10,000 per federal state will be distributed among three finalists: The project with the most votes in the online voting will receive EUR 6,000, the second-placed project EUR 3,000 and the third-placed project EUR 1,000
  • The winner of the online voting in Vienna was the “NF Kinder Expertisezentrum” project, second place went to the “PATHfindr” project and third place to the “PHÖNIX - Training for life” project
  • The “NF Kinder Expertisezentrum” is a special outpatient clinic for children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis, an unpredictable genetic tumor risk disorder

The Bank Austria Social Prize honours social initiatives in Austria for the fourteenth time in a row. The winner of the Bank Austria Social Award 2023 in Vienna is the “NF Kinder Expertisezentrum”, a special outpatient clinic for children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis. Here, NF patients and their families receive comprehensive interdisciplinary care - in the medical, therapeutic and psychosocial fields.

Bank Austria Social Prize awarded for the fourteenth time in 2023
In June, a regional jury made a preliminary selection and sent three projects to the final online vote. From 3 July to 31 August, the general public was able to cast their votes on the Social Award platform (http://sozialpreis.bankaustria.at) and thus decide on the winners. The winning project in Vienna, “NF Kinder Expertisezentrum”, will receive the prize money of EUR 6,000, the runner-up project “PATHfindr” will receive  EUR 3,000 and the project “PHÖNIX - Training for life” will receive  EUR 1,000.

Robert Zadrazil, CEO of UniCredit Bank Austria, emphasises: “This year we are again supporting a total of 26 selected charitable projects, associations and initiatives throughout Austria with the Bank Austria Social Prize. This social commitment contributes to a positive social climate, and with the Social Prize we also want to make a visible contribution to further promoting and supporting local charitable work. After all, social commitment is particularly important in difficult times. The number and quality of this year's entries was once again very impressive and clearly shows the diversity of social activities in Austria, which we want to highlight with this award.”

About the winning project “NF Kinder Expertisezentrum”
The association “NF Kinder” is dedicated to helping people affected by the rare and still incurable disease neurofibromatosis. In Austria, there are about 4,000 people with neurofibromatosis, including about 800 children, who receive specialised and competent medical and psychosocial care. 

People with neurofibromatosis (NF) are not only chronically ill and have to live with an unpredictable course of the disease, but have also been chronically undersupported. Children with NF often need intensive care, such as chemotherapy or surgery. Even if the disease is mild, intensive annual check-ups with various specialists are essential.

The aim is to improve the situation for those affected by neurofibromatosis and to close the gap in medical care. 

For more information: https://www.nf-zentrum.at/ 

UniCredit Bank Austria Media Relations
Matthias Raftl, Tel.: +43 (0) 5 05 05-52809;
E-Mail: matthias.raftl@unicreditgroup.at