Prof Dr Melanie Sully was one of the international experts involved in drawing up a road map during the two-day Workshop.
Good governance was high on the agenda of this conference attended by expert speakers from UK, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland with young people from 15 different countries. Dr Melanie Sully addressed the Forum.
Go-Governance offers an intensive study visit to Vienna for applicants from the Black Sea Region for worthy good governance projects, co-sponsored by the City of Vienna, the Federation of Austrian Industrialists and the Assembly of European Regions www.aer.eu (see also AER Newsletter), to meet Austrian and international experts. Closing date 15.12. 2013
Commentary by Dr Melanie Sully (5.10. 2013) on the optimal size of parliaments and governments with international comparisons in the light of the formation of a new Austrian cabinet after parliamentary elections. Plus:
A current debate in Austria on parliamentary hearings for Ministers and a similar discussion in the UK House of Commons on pre-training and feed back for Ministers and possible candidates. What qualifications should our leaders have?
FM4 Radio Interview "The Job of a Minister", with Dr Melanie Sully, 10.9. 2013
How much power for Brussels? Wie viel Macht für Brüssel? Article in "Die Presse" by Dr Melanie Sully
Dr Melanie Sully analyses the audits on the EU going on in the UK and Netherlands. The question of what competencies Brussels should have, has slipped into election campaigning in Austria (in German with English summary). Article in "Die Presse", 26.8. 2013 "Wie viel Macht für Brüssel" by Dr Melanie Sully.
"Selection and Election" "Die Qual der Auswahl vor der Wahl" article in Der Standard by Dr Melanie Sully
This article appeared in the quality Austrian daily "Der Standard", 12.8. 2013 and illustrates the greater independence of UK MPs in parliament, highlighted by the vote against military action on Syria, a resounding defeat for Prime Minister Cameron.