Mag. Thomas Prorok

Stellvertretender Geschäftsführer, Prokurist (Deputy Managing Director)

KDZ - Zentrum für Verwaltungsforschung, KDZ - Managementberatungs- und WeiterbildungsGmbH (KDZ-Centre of Public Administration Research)

  • Leiter des CAF-Zentrum Österreich (Head of the CAF Centre)
  • European CAF Expert
  • Programme Manager of BACID (Building Administrative Capacities in the Danube Region)




Thomas is Deputy Managing Director of the Austrian based KDZ Centre for Public Administration Research. Since more than 15 years he is working in the field of Public Administration Reform, Decentralisation and Local Governments as well as EU-Integration. Thomas is Head of the “Austrian CAF-Center” which is the European system for quality management in the public sector and European CAF-Expert of EIPA (European Institute for Public Administration).

He studied European Law and holds a master degree in political science from the University of Vienna and is editor of manifold publications on local governments, quality management and European Integration e.g. the “LOGON Report impact of European Union on Local Authorities”.

Schwerpunkte (Key Areas)

  • Common Assessment Framework (CAF) (Quality Management, Effective Governance and Organisational Development)
  • Aktuelle Fragen der Reform des öffentlichen Sektors und Dezentralisierung (Public Administration Reform and Decentralisation)
  • Fragen der Europäischen Integration & Local Public Governance (European Integration, Local and regional governments and associations)
  • Open Government (Data) and Citizen Participation

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Publikationen (Publications)