The Organs of the Foundation

The organs of the Foundation are the Board of Trustees and the Manager of the Foundation, who hold their offices for the duration of a legislative period.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is chaired by the President of the National Council, his/her deputy is the President-in-Office of the Federal Council. The parties represented in the National Council Main Committee delegate one member each to the Board and designate one substitute member.

    The Board of Trustees Is Composed of the Following Personalities:
     
    Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council
    Doris Bures, Second President of the National Council
    Anneliese Kitzmüller, Third President of the National Council
    Ingo Appé, President of the Federal Council
    Alois Rosenberger, Member of the National Council
    Thomas Drozda, Member of the National Council
    Martin Graf, Member of the National Council
    Irmgard Griss, Member of the National Council
    Alfred J. Noll, Member of the National Council

     

    Substitute Members: 
    Nikolaus Berlakovich, Member of the National Council
    Philip Kucher, Member of the National Council
    Hermann Brückl, Member of the National Council
    Claudia Angela Gamon, Member of the National Council
    Wolfgang Zinggl, Member of the National Council

Jury

Based on a decision of the Board of Trustees, the Jury installed for the XXVIth legislative term convened for its constitutive meeting on 27 September 2018. The Jury each year submits to the Board of Trustees a proposal for the winner(s) of the Democracy Award or Science Award. The members of the Jury are acting on an honorary basis.

    Members of the Jury
    Brigitte Bierlein, President of the Austrian Constitutional Court
    Oliver Rathkolb, Full Professor, Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna
    Sieglinde Rosenberger, Full Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
    Elisabeth Totzauer, Channel Manager of the Austrian Broadcasting Company’s TV channel ORFeins
    Manfried Welan, Professor Emeritus (Chairman of the Jury)

Management

The Management was placed in the hands of Barbara Blümel.