The Institute for Go-Governance was co-founded in 2011-12 by Dr Melanie Sully and Dr Josef Mantl as an independent Institute based in Vienna to promote and co-ordinate research and projects on the topics of democratic governance and related fields.
It is officially registered as an association in accordance with Austrian law and has an elected executive board. Finances are subjected to external audit.
Go-Governance has several main areas of work including
International partners such as the OSCE, EU and the Assembly of European Regions have participated in the projects with local civil society representatives and the academic community. In addition to publications there have been a series of conferences, seminars, exhibitions and round tables engaging youth and interested parties in discussions on European affairs.