The National Audit Office organises the 13th EUROSAI WGEA meeting in Malta

Toomas Mattson | 10/5/2015 | 9:42 AM

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TALLINN, 5 October 2015 – The National Audit Office of Estonia and the National Audit Office of Malta organise the annual meeting of the Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) of the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) from 6 to 8 October in Malta.

The main topics discussed at the meeting are auditing the environmental problems related to industrial waste and chemicals, and communication with the target groups of supreme audit institutions. The Estonian delegation will be making presentations about both of these topics.

The chair of the EUROSAI WGEA is the Auditor General of Estonia Alar Karis and the other members of the National Audit Office’s delegation are Head of International Relations and Head of EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat Tuuli Rasso, Audit Managers at the Performance Audit Department Kaire Kuldpere and Viire Viss, and Adviser to the EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat Krislin Kivi.

Viire Viss will introduce the experience of the Estonian National Audit Office in auditing the organisation of industrial waste management and Kaire Kuldpere presents an overview of the National Audit Office’s experience and challenges in communication with private companies. The guest speakers invited to the meeting represent the European Environment Agency, the University of Malta, the Oslo and Akershus University College and the hazardous waste study of the European Commission.

The EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat will also present a summary of the working group’s activities and achievements in the last year and introduce its goals for the future.

Background information about the relations of Estonia and the Working Group on Environmental Auditing

The National Audit Office of Estonia has been a member of the INTOSAI WGEA since 1995. The National Audit Office managed the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing and its Steering Committee from 2008-2013. The National Audit Office is still a member of the INTOSAI WGEA Steering Committee and participates in several projects of the working group.

The National Audit Office is the chair of the EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing since 2014 and the secretariat of the working group also operates here.

Further information about the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing is available at http://www.environmental-auditing.org.

Further information about the EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing is available at http://www.eurosaiwgea.org/.

 

Toomas Mattson
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