KDZ Team

About us

The KDZ Centre for Public Administration Research is a competence centre and knowledge platform for

•    Public Management Consulting
•    European Governance & Urban Policy
•    Public Finance & Federalism
•    Further education

We are a non-profit association based in Vienna and offer applied research, advice and training to the public sector.

We think and act holistically and interdisciplinary. Our perspective encompasses cities and municipalities, states, federal government and the European level.

Get to know our main areas of work and read our annual reports.

50 years of experience

We have been offering expertise in the field of public administration, tailor-made concepts and implementing individual projects for public organizations since 1969. Our practice-oriented consultants rely on modern instruments and tried and tested scientific methods. Right from the start, we have always attached great importance to the transfer of experience and knowledge between national and international experts. Contact and cooperation with international institutions are also particularly cultivated.

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Peter Biwald
Mag. Peter Biwald - Managing director
Knowledge is the basis of our success.
Thomas Prorok
Thomas Prorok - Deputy Managing Director
In the book "Transforming Public Administration with CAF" we bring together more than 30 international authors who describe their experience with CAF.
Bgm. Michael Ludwig - Stadt Wien
Mayor Michael Ludwig - at the conference "Towards European Integration with SDGs"
The Sustainable Development Goals are the way to go. And this way leads to European integration.


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Public Management Consulting

Our focus

  • Financial Management and VRV 2015
  • Organisational and Administrative Development
  • Control and Management Systems
  • Citizens and Customer Service
  • Strategy and Innovation Development
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European Governance and Urban Policy

Our focus

  • International Know How Exchange and Capacity Building
  • Urban Policy in Europe
  • CAF-Centre and Reform of Public Administration
  • Open Data
  • Knowledge Management and Networking