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Conclusions of the 2019 CC seminar

Grafik - Sitzung des Kontaktausschusse Polen 2019

Digital Europe: Challenges and opportunities for the supreme audit institutions of the European Union and its Member States


The digitalisation initiatives undertaken by the European Union (EU) and its Member States are aimed at increasing Europe’s digital competencies and competitiveness for the benefit of its citizens.
The supreme audit institutions (SAIs) of the EU and its Member States are committed to contributing to the success of the digitalisation process by exercising their mandates and by embedding digital tools and solutions in their work where appropriate.

The Contact Committee concluded that, in order to play their part in the process, EU SAIs are invited to:

  • audit the relevant activities and capacities in implementing digitalisation;
  • ensure that the SAIs´ right of access to relevant information and data is not undermined as a consequence of digitalisation;
  • ensure the digital preparedness of SAIs for performing such audits by investing in technology, ideas and people;
  • optimise SAIs’ audit approaches and procedures accordingly and
  • use digital communication in their endeavour to make information available to civil society and to consult stakeholders, when relevant, in the process of their work.


In this regard, EU SAIs also commit themselves to notably fostering dialogue and cooperation in audit and audit-related activities, e.g. by sharing knowledge and results, aimed at enhancing their capacities to contribute to the success of the digitalisation process.
Warsaw, 27 June 2019

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