Prof. Dr. Melanie Sully


Dr Melanie Sully gave a lecture in Albena Bulgaria to the Summer School organised for young professionals on good governance and the Black Sea Region.

Dr Josef Mantl presented a paper for the Agency for Legislative Initiatives in Kiev on the importance of social media and politics.

Go Governance team organised a study tour to Bratislava meeting members of the City Council, Austrian Embassy and others supported and co-organised by the City of Vienna and City of Bratislava

Dr Melanie Sully further was interviewed on Brexit topics as well as the result of the 2017 General Election in the UK and other current political issues for TV ORF, ATV, Puls4, Radio Oe1, FM4 and print media. Dr Sully was a guest on the German radio talk show NDR "Redezeit". During the Autumn Austrian election campaign she was interviewed for Australian and French media and contributed to the discussion in Austria on issues such as dirty campaigning and electoral reform.

Melanie gave a lecture to around 200 people in Innsbruck and took part in discussions in Klagenfurt as well as at the Chamber of Labour in Vienna on the UK post-Brexit. She travelled to Linz for lectures and discussions on reforms in Europe.

In April with our partner Urban Forum of Dr Gabriele Matzner and Bernhard Müller a workshop on the future of cities took place with our expert from Armenia Gevorg Melikian. The City of Vienna was also involved in this venture.

In addition publications appeared for the Styrian Yearbook of politics on Brexit written by Dr Melanie Sully and for the Assembly of European Regions on "redrawing the map" and the role of the regions in the Brexit process.
Dr Sully contributed to press conferences on electoral and democratic reforms with articles for NGOs and think tanks.

Deputy of the Institute Dr Josef Mantl continued with his Moving Forward Campaign looking at innovation and communications and took part in a conference in Klagenfurt with Governor of Carinthia et al on cultural pluralism.

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Bratislava Study Visit

Go-Governance visited Bratislava with a programme organised and supported financially by the City of Vienna in conjunction with the City of Bratislava. After a reception in the town hall the group went to the Austrian Embassy and heard lectures by the Austrian Ambassador and expert Pavol Demes. In Photo reception in Town Hall with officials from the City of Vienna.


Round Table on Lawmaking

Experts gathered in Warsaw for a round table organised by the OSCE/ODIHR on good practices in law-making. Dr Melanie Sully presented a paper on public participation and innovative


Summer Seminar in Bulgaria

Dr Melanie Sully was a speaker at a seminar for young professionals in Albena on the Black Sea, organised by the Economic Policy Institute Bulgaria


Go-Governance in Kyiv

Deputy Go-Governance, Dr Josef Mantl at the Invitation of the Agency for Legislative Initiatives Ukraine


Austrian politics and the demise of parties

Melanie Sully writes in the "Wiener Zeitung" on the governmental crisis in the Austrian coalition precipitated by the resignation of the leader of the ÖVP. A successor claims full power of the party machine aiming to build a movement, a recipe which bore fruit in France and the UK with Corbyn. This throws up challenges for inner-party democracy. "Ohne Partei ist man alles"


Europe at the Crossroads

Lecture in Innsbruck by Dr Melanie Sully attracted an audience of around 200. Details


Study Visit to Vienna from Ukraine

Students from Ivan Franko University, Donezk and Ternopil on study tour to Vienna, seminar with Go-Governance at international department of the City of Vienna with Dr Melanie Sully, Alexandra Dancasiu both from Go-Governance, Thomas Resch for the City of Vienna and Andreas Wenninger, Head of Austrian Cooperation Office Lviv

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DASI conference 2017

Prof Dr Melanie Sully speaking at the student conference at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna with the OSCE and


Go Governance General Meeting

Go Governance held its general meeting and the newly elected executive board passed a resolution to include new honorary members: Jakub Forst-Battaglia, Thomas Resch and Oskar Wawra.