TURKISH COURT OF ACCOUNTS HOSTED THE 1OTH EUROSAI CONGRESS AND TOOK OVER THE EUROSAI PRESIDENCY




Turkish Court of Accounts hosted the 10th EUROSA Congress held in İstanbul on 22-25 May 2017 and took over the EUROSAI Presidency from the Netherlands Court of Audit.
EUROSAI (European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions) is one of the regional organisations of INTOSAI (International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions). It was established by 30 SAIs in 1990. Today the number of members has reached 50 (SAIs of 49 European states and European Court of Auditors).
The main theme of the Congress was “Implementation of ISSAIs: Challenges and Solutions for Improvement”. ISSAIs (International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions) are of paramount importance in that they guide SAIs in the field of audit and offer a common general framework. During the Congress, two Governing Board Meetings, two Plenary Sessions, Marketplace and work sessions were held. While the Congress is seen as a platform where significant problems encountered in the field of public sector auditing are discussed at the level of Heads of SAIs, 10 concurrent work sessions attended by the fellow delegates as well as the Seminars where the Heads of SAIs discussed such topics as emerging issues and sustainable development were organized.
In the Congress where there were about 170 participants from 51 countries including 41 EUROSAI Member SAIs and 10 SAIs of observer/guest countries, Istanbul Declaration consisting of the outcomes and recommendations of the work sessions was prepared and adopted in the Plenary Session.
Turkish Court of Accounts will assume the Presidency of EUROSAI for the next 3 years and undertake significant tasks during this period such as implementation of the EUROSAI Strategic Plan and making EUROSAI more active and dynamic.