In the past few years, the question of governance has become a central feature of political debate across Europe. Debates about ideology appear to have given way to discussions about the ways in which political authorities exercise their power. Is that power truly used for the greater good, or is it, willfully or otherwise, narrowly focused on serving particular segments of society? Taking place in Cyprus, and coinciding with the Republic of Cyprus's presidency of the European Union, this conference seeks to examine the ways in which our understanding of good governance is being shaped in the contemporary era across the European Union and its neighborhood. Papers draw on lessons and experiences from Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans to shed both theoretical and empirical light on how we define and assess good governance today.