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16 The Key to Good Governance

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Good governance rests not only on appropriate rules but also on their implementation. In modern democracy good governance thus presupposes a broad consensus of political actors and citizens on rules allowing for stable processes of problem resolution in political, legal, economic and social terms. To ensure the implementation of decisions and the respect for the rule of law, procedures of accountability and responsibility as well as organs of assessment and control are needed. Moreover, good governance is a matter of public and private institutions as well as of their interaction. Among others this holds particularly true for the organisation of public and private activities in modern welfare systems.

Founder and Coordinator, Transparify Chair
Transparency Activist; Founder,, Vienna Chair


Founder and Coordinator, Transparify

1995-2000 Dissertation, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2001-2003 Lecturer and Manager, European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin
2004-2006 Lecturer, Tbilisi State University
2006-2012 Regional Director, Caucasus Research Resource Centers, Tbilisi
2012-2013 Program Manager, Think Tank Initiative, Ottawa
2012 Founder,
2013 Executive Director, Transparify, Tbilisi

Mathias HUTER

Transparency Activist; Founder,, Vienna

2005-2007 Staff Writer, Datum, Vienna
2005-2010 Freelance Reporter, Vienna, Washington DC, Tbilisi
2006-2007 Press Office Trainee, Council of the European Union, Brussels
2009-2010 Analyst, Transparency International Georgia, Tbilisi
2010 Senior Election Assistant, OSCE/ODIHR, Vienna
2010-2011 Acting Director, Transparency International Georgia, Tbilisi
2011-2014 Senior Analyst/Program Manager, Transparency International Georgia, Tbilisi

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 15:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014Plenary
15:15 - 15:30Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and AccordionCulture
15:30 - 16:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
17:00 - 17:30Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & ListenCulture
17:30 - 19:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
19:00 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial


01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares?Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical TransformationsSeminar
03 An Energy Transition for the FutureSeminar
04 The Human MicrobiomeSeminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for GrowthSeminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and PoliticsSeminar
07 Ethical Implications of Religious WorldviewsSeminar
08 Art and ProtestSeminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads?Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the PastSeminar
11 Feeding the WorldSeminar
12 Decisions Under UncertaintySeminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of IdeologiesSeminar
14 Human – Machine – RoboticsSeminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great WarSeminar
16 The Key to Good GovernanceSeminar
17 Media from a Theoretical PerspectiveSeminar


16:00 - 17:00Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the ChildCulture


17:00 - 18:30Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World LiteratureCulture


16:00 - 17:30Courage. In Memoriam Fritz MoldenCulture


17:30 - 18:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture


17:00 - 20:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary