The European Court of Auditors (ECA), as the EU's external audit institution, seeks good contacts and working relations with similar organisations all over the world. Particular attention is given to the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in Europe, where cooperation with SAIs of EU Member States and EU candidate and potential candidate countries is especially important.
The objective of this cooperation is closely linked to the Court's responsibility for the audit of EU funds. As these funds generally pass through the national administrations of the countries concerned and the respective SAIs audit those administrations, close cooperation between the ECA and national SAIs is essential for effective and efficient implementation of the ECA's tasks.
The ECA applies generally accepted international public sector auditing standards and international cooperation provides valuable opportunities to exchange views and experiences on their use.
Luxembourg, 8 May 2013
The ECA hosted an extraordinary meeting of the Heads of the Supreme Audit Institutions of the EU Member States in view of the forthcoming European Council meeting in June. The importance of ensuring adequate audit and accountability arrangements for the Economic and Monetary Union and banking union was emphasised. Réunion extraordinaire du comité de contact des ISC de contrôle de l'UE et de la Cour
Luxembourg, 8 mai 2013
La Cour a organisé une réunion extraordinaire des présidents des institutions supérieures de contrôle des États membres de l’UE en vue de la prochaine réunion du Conseil européen en juin. L’accent a été mis sur l'importance de garantir des dispositions adéquates en matière d'audit et d’obligation de rendre compte dans le cadre de l’Union économique et monétaire et d’une union bancaire.
ECA Member de Vries will attend Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
ECA Member Gijs de Vries (NL) will present to the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction the activities and findings of the INTOSAI Working Group on Accountability for and Audit of Disaster-related Aid
EUROSAI 40th Governing Board
ECA President Vitor Caldeira and liaison officer Geoffrey Simpson will attend the annual meeting of the EUROSAI Governing Board (of which the ECA is a member)
INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing
ECA Member Gijs de Vries and Armando Do Jogo (principal auditor) will attend the Working Group's 15th assembly. Participants will discuss the challenges of performing environmental audits and the common work plan for 2014-2016
Tallinn, Estonia 03/06/2013
Fiscal Policy Audit and Europe 2020 Audit Networks
ECA liaison officer Geoffrey Simpson will attend the seminar to discuss matters of interest concerning audits related to fiscal policies and the Europe 2020 agenda
Potsdam, Germany 12/06/2013
Peer review sub-committee of the INTOSAI Capacity-Building Committee
Andreas Bolkart of the ECA's Directorate of the Presidency will attend the meeting and share information about the current peer review of the ECA