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

EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing

Project Leaders: Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus, National Audit Office of Malta

Participating SAIs: Albania, Cyprus, France, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia

Joint Report

IIIQ 2019

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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/coordinate, conduct cooperative audits and communicate the results via different platforms.

TFMA

Cooperative audit

IVQ 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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The Project Group: Workforce 2030 - Challenges and Opportunities

Israel 

The final product of the international parallel audit - the concluding joint audit report - will be a guiding document and a working tool for all governments that wish to prepare for the future labour markets.

IQ 2021

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To identify which audit areas (and particular topics) are the most relevant for conducting cooperative audits

TFMA 

Topics for cooperative audits identified

IVQ 2020

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To find out which countries are interested in conducting/leading cooperative audits on particular topics. 

TFMA

List of SAIs interested in participating in cooperative audits on particular topics identified

IVQ 2020

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Publishing Audit Compendium “Municipalities owned companies” 

TFMA

Audit Compendium

IIQ 2020

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To create a possibility for TFMA member SAIs to learn about successful tools for auditing municipalities via sharing experience and good practice among TFMA members as well as communicating the information gathered via different platforms (seminars, meetings, newsletters, etc.) 

TFMA

Good practice and learned lessons exchanged, knowledge of TFMA members increased 

IVQ 2020

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To initiate/coordinate and conduct cooperative activities (other than cooperative audits) in order to review or assess the situation on particular topics related to municipal activities (e.g. analysis reports, surveys, landscapes, etc.)

TFMA 

New initiatives identified

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 (SAIs Austria, Slovakia, North Macedonia)

Survey report, online tool for tailor made analysis

IIQ 2018

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

TFMA (SAIs Croatia, Latvia and Romania)

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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To gather and systemize information about municipalities' own revenues in each country via conducting a survey. 

TFMA

Results of the survey  

VIQ 2019

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To update the database about the main municipal data/expenses annually. 

TFMA

Database about the main municipal data updated 

IVQ 2020

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To gather and systemize information about audit sample selecting practice at local government level (finding best practice models via conducting survey). 

TFMA

Data collection and analysis. Summary of analysis. 

IIIQ 2020

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Analysis of administrative supervision of municipalities (comparing models, identifying strengths, weaknesses, etc.) 

TFMA

Questionnaire and research completed

IVQ 2020

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Collecting and systematizing data on the manner/methods of monitoring implementation of recommendations given in the audit reports for the local self-government units (in order to find best practice by conducting a survey/questionnaire) 

TFMA

Data collected and systemized

IVQ 2020

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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, SAI Poland

Several reports have been shared in the CUBE recently: https://eurosai-it.org/news/newsletter/1-2020/secre-and-external-news/new-reports-in-the-cube

Also in CUBE, layout of keywords’ groups were changed to better depict patterns, which stand behind audit findings. 

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 and annual meetings of TFMA member SAIs once a year

TFMA

Seminars on Municipality Audit,

Annual meetings

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 (Secretariat)

The website

IVQ 2020

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Create and manage EUROSAI TFMA social platforms

TFMA (Secretariat)

Facebook and LinkedIn accounts

IVQ 2020

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Publish an annual TFMA newsletter

TFMA (Secretariat)

Annual newsletters

IVQ 2020

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Facilitate communication between EUROSAI TFMA, EURORAI and NORPIA

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

IQ 2020

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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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Project Group on Quality management

State Audit Office of Hungary (lead), SAI of Malta, further SAIs are welcome to join

Following the completion of the surveys, four booklets, in the topics of governance, audit matters, human resources and communication.

IIQ 2020

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To present/publish summaries on research made via different platforms. 

TFMA

Results of research published.

IIQ 2020

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

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

IT Self-assessment (ITSA)

ITWG, SAI Switzerland

16 EUROSAI members have conducted the IT Self-assessment (ITSA) and the IT Audit Self-assessment (ITASA) and 14 members had performed an IntoSAINT assessment.

- Since June 2017, three ITSAs workshops were carried out: at ECA (November 2017) at the SAI Macedonia (October 2018) and SAI Serbia (May 2019). The subgroup’s yearly meetings in early March in 2018, 2019 and 2020 were used to update the planning of future ITSAs, update the pool of moderators, share experience and discuss various topics/issues.

Last physical meeting on IT(A)SA was carried out in March 2020.


IVQ 2020

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IT Audit Self-Assessment (ITASA)

ITWG, SAI Switzerland

Between 2017 – 2020, a total of 4 ITSA exercises (in ECA, SAIs of North Macedonia, Serbia and Georgia) and 8 ITASA exercises (in ECA, SAIs of France, Turkey, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Austria, Denmark and Georgia) were carried out. The subgroup’s yearly meetings in early March in 2018, 2019 and 2020 were used to update the planning of future ITSAs, update the pool of moderators, share experience and discuss various topics/issues.


 Last physical meeting on IT(A)SA was carried out in March 2020.

IVQ 2020

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Establish links and initiatives with INTOSAI Subcommittee on peer reviews

Volunteers welcome

t.b.d.

IVQ 2020

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Develop implementation plan for SAI PMF

Volunteers welcome

Increased number of SAI PMF conducted in the region

IIQ 2019

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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 1: Professional Cooperation

The Project Group: Workforce 2030 - Challenges and Opportunities

Israel 

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Project Group on Quality management

State Audit Office of Hungary (lead), SAI of Malta, further SAIs are welcome to join

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

To identify which audit areas (and particular topics) are the most relevant for conducting cooperative audits

TFMA 

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

To find out which countries are interested in conducting/leading cooperative audits on particular topics. 

TFMA

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Publishing Audit Compendium “Municipalities owned companies” 

TFMA

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

To create a possibility for TFMA member SAIs to learn about successful tools for auditing municipalities via sharing experience and good practice among TFMA members as well as communicating the information gathered via different platforms (seminars, meetings, newsletters, etc.) 

TFMA

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

To initiate/coordinate and conduct cooperative activities (other than cooperative audits) in order to review or assess the situation on particular topics related to municipal activities (e.g. analysis reports, surveys, landscapes, etc.)

TFMA 

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

To gather and systemize information about municipalities' own revenues in each country via conducting a survey. 

TFMA

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

To update the database about the main municipal data/expenses annually. 

TFMA

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

To gather and systemize information about audit sample selecting practice at local government level (finding best practice models via conducting survey). 

TFMA

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Analysis of administrative supervision of municipalities (comparing models, identifying strengths, weaknesses, etc.) 

TFMA

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

Collecting and systematizing data on the manner/methods of monitoring implementation of recommendations given in the audit reports for the local self-government units (in order to find best practice by conducting a survey/questionnaire) 

TFMA

Strategic Goal 1: Professional Cooperation

To present/publish summaries on research made via different platforms. 

TFMA