EUROSAI Portfolıo Holders’
Operatıonal Plannıng Framework


Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Overall SG1

Regular evaluation meetings

Czech Republic

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1.1. To promote audit-related cooperation by acting as a broker between members

Project Group on Coordinated Audit on E-commerce

Czech Republic and Germany

1) Joint Report

2) Methodology shared with other EUROSAI member states 

IIIQ 2018

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Complete the International coordinated audit on prevention and consequences elimination of floods 

WGAFADC

Joint Report

IVQ 2019

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Complete the International coordinated audit on prevention and consequences elimination of earthquakes

WGAFADC

Joint Report

IVQ 2019

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Complete the International coordinated audit on waste management and utilization

WGAFADC

Joint Report

IVQ 2019

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Kick-off meeting on the International Coordinated Audit on the State of Compliance with the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (follow-up audit)

WGAFADC

Common position on cooperation of SAIs

IIQ 2018

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Complete the International Coordinated Audit on the State of Compliance with the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (follow-up audit)

WGAFADC

Joint Report

IVQ 2020

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Cooperative audit on Energy Efficiency of Public Sector Buildings

EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing

Project Leader: National Audit Office of Estonia

Project Co-leaders: State Audit Office of Latvia, National Audit Office of Lithuania

Participating SAIs: Belgium (Flanders), Bulgaria, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia

Joint Report

IVQ 2018

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Cooperative audit on Air Quality

EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing

Project leaders: Netherlands Court of Audit, Supreme Audit Office of Poland

Participating SAIs: Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland, European Court of Auditors

Joint Report

IVQ 2018

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Cooperative audit on Marine Protected Areas

WGEA

Joint Report

IQ 2018

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Parallel audit on Data Protection (implemented as "minimal" parallel audit)

ITWG

Separate reports by participants; presentation of results

finalised

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Disseminate guidelines to audit ethics/integrity and test guidelines in pilot audits

TFAE

Guidelines

IVQ 2020

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Initiate and conduct cooperative audits on municipality issues

TFMA

Audit Report

IIQ 2020

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An increase in cooperative audits, ´cross-marketing´ and joint audit-related initiatives, especilly on audits of topics of common and current interest

Volunteers welcome

t.b.d. (increase in cooperative audits, a web forum/ a matchmaking forum)

IVQ 2020

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1.2. To support the development of innovative audit approaches and methods making use of new technologies

BIEP (Benchmarking Information Exchange Project)

Czech Republic

BIEP EXTRANET offering ideas of topics to share data on and updating the information regularly.

IVQ 2020

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Project Group on Innovations in EUROSAI

Germany, France, Lithuania

Regular newsletter

IVQ 2018 (first newsletter)

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Identify the scope of data use in EUROSAI member states and find best practice models in the field of audit methodology and data analysis 

TFMA

Survey report, information for peer learning

IIQ 2018

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Analyze methodologies used in different EUROSAI member SAIs in audits of municipalities

TFMA

Identified areas where the recommendations and guidelines on municipality audit could be useful

IVQ 2018

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Conduct seminars on topical issues for the members of the WG

WGAFADC

Seminar 

IQ 2019

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Implement initiatives to encourage the SAI’s role in promoting integrity in the public sector and in including ethics as an element of the audit process

TFAE

TFAE working plan has been implemented

IVQ 2020

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New ´'state of art approaches' - eg. data analysis

Volunteers welcome

t.b.d.

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Project Group on Reactive and rapid audit reporting: using facts-only reports to assist public accountability 

UK (lead, incl. Audit Scotland, Northern Ireland Audit Office, Wales Audit Office); Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Court of Auditors, France, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Slovak Republic, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey

Workshop; output to be published 

IQ 2019

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1.3. To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience within EUROSAI and with external stakeholders and partners

EUROSAI Database on audits

Czech Republic

The Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic administers the EUROSAI database of audits. It regularly validates audits entered into the database and updates it on behalf of the SAO and other SAIs. The SAO promotes the database and encourages EUROSAI members to add audits into the database to further improve the exchange of information between EUROSAI members.

IVQ 2020

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EUROSAI Database on products

Czech Republic

Database updated regularly and search filters improved.

IVQ 2020

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EUROSAI Database on surveys

Portugal

Database updated regularly and working on improvements 

IVQ 2020

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Managing of Training

Czech Republic

Information on training activities updated regularly, supporting the organisers of training events 

IVQ 2020

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Further develop and promote the IDI/KSC communication and e-learning platform - SG1

Portugal & Spain (technical support), Czech Republic (marketing)

Platform is used by EUROSAI WG/TF and members

IIQ 2020

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Hackathon

Czech Republic (France, Netherlands)

Organisation of an international hackathon

IIQ 2020

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Exchange of experience with AFROSAI e.g. on SDGs (Knowledge sharing event)

Portugal

Knowledge sharing event has taken place 

IIQ 2019

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Project Group to establish a steering committee for the IV Young EUROSAI (YES) conference

UK

Conference has taken place

IIIQ 2019

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Create of electronic information edition of the WG

WGAFADC

Electronic information edition

t.b.d.

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Update the sub-portal of the EUROSAI WG on the web portal of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine

 WGAFADC

Update of sub-portal

IVQ 2018

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The CUBE

ITWG

Analytical online database of audit reports 

IVQ 2020

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Continue to raise awareness on the importance of ethics as a pillar of SAIs, e.g. by publishing articles/papers on ethics related issues

TFAE

Articles and papers have been published

IVQ 2020

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Monitor and update the list of SAIs’ ethical frameworks and practices and also their ethics' related audit initiatives 

TFAE

Survey and analysis is updated 

IVQ 2020

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Follow/support work of IDI, other regional organisations, OECD and other partners as concerns ethics related issues

TFAE

Participation in each other's initiatives is undertaken 

IVQ 2020

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Organize seminars on relevant topics on municipality audit

TFMA

Seminars on Municipality Audit

IVQ 2020

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Organize expert meetings on the basis of members' needs on municipaly audit

TFMA

Expert meetings

IVQ 2020

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Create and manage the EUROSAI TFMA website

TFMA

The webpage

IVQ 2020

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Create and manage EUROSAI TFMA web forum

TFMA

The web forum

IVQ 2020

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Publish TFMA newsletters annually

TFMA

Annual newsletters

IVQ 2020

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Facilitate communication between EUROSAI TFMA and EURORAI 

TFMA

Sharing of knowledge and experience

IVQ 2020

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Prepare an overview about municipal external audit system in each country of TFMA members

TFMA

The overview of external municipal audit models in TFMA countries

IIQ 2019

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Carry out an analysis of existing external audit systems

TFMA

Comparative study

IVQ 2019

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Promotion of IT platforms to share knowledge, allow cooperative work, encourage informal networking and hold virtual meetings

Volunteers welcome

t.b.d.

IVQ 2020

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Project Group on Follow-up of implementation of audit recommendations

Belgium (lead); other participants to be identified

Best practice guide

IIQ 2020

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Strategic Goal 2: Institutional Capacity Development

2.1. To facilitate and support needs-driven institutional capacity development initiatives 

Enhanced capacity for peer-to-peer support

Sweden

Enhanced capacity to provide peer-to-peer support and an improved network among providers of long term peer-to-peer support to enable knowledge sharing

IVQ 2018

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 E-course in Performance Auditing (PA)

Sweden as promotor and ECA (as provider of the course) and Portugal and EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) as technical supporters 

Relevant e-learning courses available to EUROSAI members

IVQ 2018

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EUROSAI internship and secondment programme  

Poland

Enhanced EUROSAI capacity to provide professional development of European auditors  

IVQ 2018

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 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Auditing Water Issues

EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA)

The water audit MOOC was launched in November 2018 and sparked wide interest with close to 300 participants initially signing up to take the course. By the end of December, 185 students from 47 countries had completed all assignments and received a certificate from the University of Tartu. Three quarters of the course alumni are working in 34 different Supreme Audit Institutions of seven INTOSAI regions, but there are also university students and employees of other government institutions and private companies among the graduates.

The MOOC will be run again in the autumn of 2019, with some small adjustments to be made based on the generally positive feedback of course participants. 

https://sisu.ut.ee/water/

IVQ 2018

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Continue to raise awareness on the importance of ethics as a pillar of SAIs 

TFAE 

1) Training model finalised and tested; 

2) Materials for raising awareness prepared; 

3) Guidelines on how to implement ISSAI 30 disseminated and translated

IVQ 2020

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Support European SAIs in implementing ethics control systems 

 TFAE 

1) Provision of coaching services; 

2) Guidance and control and evaluation tools completed; 

3) Ethics self-assessment promoted; 

4) Instruments and guidelines reviewed in terms of their consistency with the ethics management principles 

IVQ 2020

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Monitor SAIs' ethical frameworks and practices as a tool for improvement 

TFAE 

1) List of SAIs' ethics frameworks and practices updated; 

2) EUROSAI self-assessment on implementation of ISSAI 30 

IVQ 2019

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Follow/support work of IDI, other regional organisations, OECD and other partners in the area of ethics and integrity

TFAE 

Liaison and support other partners' work 

IVQ 2020

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Disseminate guidelines to audit ethics/integrity 

TFAE 

Provision of assistance to SAIs in implementing guidelines and liaison and support other partners' work 

IVQ 2020

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Professional Training:

1. The CUBE's Workshop

2. The IT Audit Active Manual Workshop

3. The ITSA/ITASA Workshop 

 ITWG 

IT Potential in SAIs enhanced and provision of assistance to SAIs in implementing guidelines 

IVQ 2020

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Sharing knowledge and best practices via the CUBE - Control Space for e-Government Audit project 

ITWG

IT potential in SAIs enhanced 

IVQ 2020

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The accumulation of SAIs’ knowledge on the issues of prevention and consequences elimination of disasters, standardization of the terminology used in conducting audits

WGAFADC

1) Updated Glossary of Disaster-Related Terms; 

2)Updated knowledge base on the prevention and consequences elimination of disasters

IVQ 2020

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 Project Group on Integrated Reporting

Netherlands

IIQ 2020

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Overall Governance and Culture

To coordinate and monitor on a regular basis the execution of the EUROSAI Operational Plan

• Regular monitoring and reviewing of the EUROSAI Operational Plan

• Functioning of a more simplified and effective reporting system which highligts the fundamental strategic issues and respective possible actions to be addressed.

Project on “Reaching out to all EUROSAI Members: Visualisation of the EUROSAI Operational Plan and Encouraging Members’ Participation”


CT members,EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) and Guests

1) Progress on the implementation of the Strategic Plan is followed closely. 

2) Overlap between different implementing bodies is minimised and synergies are maximised.

3) EUROSAI is able to respond more quickly, effectively and with agility to new developments.

IIQ 2020

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Project Group on Reaching out to all EUROSAI Members: Visualisation of the EUROSAI Operational Plan and Encouraging Members’ Participation

Turkish Court of Accounts (SAI of Turkey) as the leader and EUROSAI Secretariat, and any other interested SAIs as participants

1) Creation of a platform where EUROSAI’s key players (portfolio holders, PG leaders, among others) publicize the results of their work.

2) Increased transparency within EUROSAI, more visibility of the results of EUROSAI activities and more facilities for SAIs to identify potential projects to join.

3) More opportunity to all members to share their works, feedbacks and impressions regarding the EUROSAI events and activities.


IIQ 2020

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Relations with non-SAI Stakeholders

Promoting and positioning EUROSAI in the non-SAI world as a professional agile SAI network organisation

1.3. To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience within EUROSAI and with external stakeholders and partners

2.2. To promote and encourage institutional development through self-assessments, peer reviews and other evaluations 

2.4. To follow and contribute to the development of INTOSAI initiatives and products for the professionalization of auditors

Relations with INTOSAI Regional Organisations

1.3. To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience within EUROSAI and with external stakeholders and partners (INTOSAI Regional Organizations)

 Support the Governing Board in promoting an enhanced cooperation with the INTOSAI Regions (ASOSAI, OLACEFS, ARABOSAI, AFROSAI and others when relevant), by formulating proposals in line, mostly, with the strategic goal 1 of the EUROSAI Strategic Plan 2017-2023.

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) /Coordination Team 

Information and Proposals and from the Secretariat (in consultation with the Coordination Team) to the GB, either for approval (at EUROSAI meetings/by written procedure) or for information)

Permanent

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Foster dialogue with all Regional Organizations in INTOSAI fora meetings (RFCD, INTOSAI Regions Coordination Platform) to identify areas and topics of interest

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) / leaders of SG

Promote the inclusion of a region-to-region practical knowledge sharing session in the agenda of the INTOSAI-Regions Coordination Platform.

2018-2020

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Foster dialogue with all Regional Organizations in INTOSAI fora meetings (RFCD, INTOSAI Regions Coordination Platform) to identify areas and topics of interest

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) /leaders of SG

Chair and coordinate the first of such sessions, setting the tone for future sessions. 

IIQ 2018

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Foster dialogue with all Regional Organizations in INTOSAI fora meetings (RFCD, INTOSAI Regions Coordination Platform) to identify areas and topics of interest

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) / leaders of SG


Meetings attended and discussions held and results and info shared with EUROSAI counterparts



2018-2020

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Coordinate knowledge sharing and cooperation activities on topics of mutual interest between bodies and actors of EUROSAI and their peers in the other INTOSAI Regional Organizations 

a)by channeling them to the apropriate responsibles in EUROSAI

b) by facilitating the exchange of materials, products, experts, sharing list of experts; giving access to databases; offering, when possible, some seats in training events, seminars, conferences and joint events.


a) EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain)  

b) EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) with the cooperation of key players in EUROSAI (goal leaders and WGs/TF)


Effective cooperation Links established/ conections made and fully working 

Exchanges of materials, lists, dbs etc facilitated


Permanent

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To support the organization of joint events with added value for participants, according to ToR approved by the GB and agreed with ASOSAI, OLACEFS and ARABOSAI 

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain)   

ToRs for the organisation of Joint Events signed with OLACEFS, ASOSAI and ARABOSAI

IVQ 2018

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To support the organization of joint events with added value for participants, according to ToR approved by the GB and agreed with ASOSAI, OLACEFS and ARABOSAI 

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain)   

Joint Conferences organized following the ToR


2019-2020

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To launch practical cooperation with AFROSAI following the framework agreed with AFROSAI´s counterparts

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain)  

EUROSAI-AFROSAI framework in place

IVQ 2018

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To launch practical cooperation with AFROSAI following the framework agreed with AFROSAI´s counterparts

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) & key players in EUROSAI (goal leaders and WGs/TF)

Activities contained in the framework are developed:


2018-2020

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Forward Thinking and Emerging Issues

1.3. To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience within EUROSAI and with external stakeholders and partners

To highlight and disseminate up-to-date information to the EUROSAI Members on Emerging Issues

SAI Finland (GB and SAIs volunteering)

* To highlight emerging issues, produce and distribute information of the issues (to be defined whether via newsletter or EUROSAI website)


* Follow-up and monitoring of the audit field; including the analysis related to the operational environment of the SAIs and relevant stakeholders


* To contribute to the strategical planning work of the Governing Board and EUROSAI as a whole by raising awareness and to highlight up-coming issues and at the same time to support discussion of the goals of EUROSAI - forward thinking aspect


* Interaction related to the emrging issues among EUROSAI society when and where appropriate

Yearly report on monitoring results to the Go

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Preparations for the EUROSAI Congress workshop (Workshop in 2019 in Finland)

Finland, volunteering SAIs, possible external invitees

* To highlight emerging issues, produce and distribute information of the issues


*Engage other SAIs 

IIIQ 2019

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A workshop in the next EUROSAI Congress

Finland, volunteering SAIs, possible external invitees

* To highlight emerging issues, produce and distribute information of the issues

EUROSAI Congress

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Cooperation with INTOSAI Supervisory Committee on Emerging Issues

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain), Finland

* To closely cooperate with the Secretariat (EUROSAI representative) related to the work of INTOSAI Supervisory Committee on Emerging Issues, share EUROSAI views and use synergy

Permanent

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Open Positions For Projects
Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation
Strategic Goal 2: Institutional Capacity Development

2.1. To facilitate and support needs-driven institutional capacity development initiatives 

 Project Group on Integrated Reporting

Netherlands

IIQ 2020

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2.2. To promote and encourage institutional development through self-assessments, peer reviews and other evaluations 

Relations with non-SAI Stakeholders

1.3. To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience within EUROSAI and with external stakeholders and partners

Project Groups
Goal / Portfolio
Name of the Project
Lead SAI(s)
Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Project Group on Coordinated Audit on E-commerce

Czech Republic and Germany

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Project Group on Innovations in EUROSAI

Germany, France, Lithuania

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Project Group to establish a steering committee for the IV Young EUROSAI (YES) conference

UK

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Project Group on Reactive and rapid audit reporting: using facts-only reports to assist public accountability 

UK (lead, incl. Audit Scotland, Northern Ireland Audit Office, Wales Audit Office); Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Court of Auditors, France, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Slovak Republic, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Project Group on Follow-up of implementation of audit recommendations

Belgium (lead); other participants to be identified

Strategic Goal 2: Institutional Capacity Development

Project Group on the role of SAIs in spreading Integrity Culture 

Hungary/TFAE

Strategic Goal 2: Institutional Capacity Development

Project Group on social utilisation and transparency of public sector audits

Hungary

Strategic Goal 2: Institutional Capacity Development

 Project Group on Integrated Reporting

Netherlands

Overall Governance and Culture

Project Group on “Drafting General Procedures and Other Related Documents in Accordance with the New Governance Framework”

 EUROSAI President (Turkey) as leader and SAIs of Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Portugal as participants

Overall Governance and Culture

Project Group on “EUROSAI Regulations” 

EUROSAI Secretariat (Spain) as the leader and Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, EUROSAI President (Turkey) as participants

Overall Governance and Culture

Project Group on Reaching out to all EUROSAI Members: Visualisation of the EUROSAI Operational Plan and Encouraging Members’ Participation

Turkish Court of Accounts (SAI of Turkey) as the leader and EUROSAI Secretariat, and any other interested SAIs as participants