What is EUROSAI?

Tuuli Rasso | Karin Kuller | 2/25/2016 | 10:00 AM

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The European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) is one of the seven regional working groups of INTOSAI, which was formed of 30 European supreme audit institutions in Madrid in 1990.

Currently the organisation comprises 50 members. The General Secretariat of the organisation is based in Madrid and led by the General Secretary of EUROSAI who is the President of the Spanish supreme audit institution. The organisation’s statutory goals include promotion of professional cooperation among its members, exchange of documents and information, supporting research into public sector financing and auditing, training as well as harmonisation of the audit terminology. The official languages of the organisation are English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

EUROSAI realises its goals via the Congress, Governing Board and Secretariat as well as committees and working groups etc. The Congress meets once every three years and is called and chaired by the head of the supreme audit institution of the country where the Congress takes place. The Congress decides on the most important issues of operation of the organisation. The Governing Board has eight members and it is chaired by the head of the supreme audit institution of the country that hosted the last Congress. The Secretariat prepares Governing Board meetings, implements decisions of the Congress and Governing Board, and attends to the organisation’s budget, its implementation and reporting, etc.

The Estonian National Audit Office became a member of EUROSAI in 1993. At the III Congress of EUROSAI in May 1996 Estonian Auditor General was elected member of the Governing Board of EUROSAI and he acted in the position for the next six years.

The National Audit Office of Estonia has been a member of the EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) since its establishment in 1999 and during 2007- 2013 belonged to the Steering Committee of working group. The National Audit Office of Estonia is also a member of the EUROSAI Working Group on Information Technology and its e-government subgroup. Since the IX EUROSAI Congress in 2014 the National Audit Office of Estonia has led the EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing. As a rule the period of chairmanship is 3+3 years.

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