EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing
The EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (EUROSAI WGEA) was formally established by a resolution of the 4th EUROSAI Congress held in Paris, in 1999. Previously this Group had functioned as the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions' (INTOSAI) Regional European Working Group on Environmental Auditing, established in 1998 during the 16th INTOSAI Congress in Montevideo as a result of the "regionalisation" of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing.
EUROSAI WGEA has adopted the vision of INTOSAI WGEA. EUROSAI WGEA and its members share a commitment to use the power of public sector audits to leave a positive legacy for future generations by improving the management of natural resources and the environment, and the health and prosperity of the people of Europe.
EUROSAI WGEA’s vision is to improve the management of natural resources and the environment in each country represented in the working group, and to make Europe a leading region in the area of good natural resources and environmental management in the public sector. Through its activities, EUROSAI WGEA aims to promote a spirit of cooperation based on integrity, open communication, and professional excellence.
In order to achieve its vision, EUROSAI WGEA will encourage European SAIs to pursue the following four strategic goals in the present Strategy and Activity Plan for the 2015-2017 period:
1. Encourage European SAIs to initiate and implement concurrent or coordinated environmental audits.
2. Encourage SAIs to conduct audits in areas where there is a risk that policies can negatively affect the achievement of environmental objectives, which in turn could affect environmental health and ecosystem services provided to citizens.
3. Encourage and contribute to the development and strengthening of relevant environmental auditing methodologies.
4. Ensure effective processes between the EUROSAI WGEA and INTOSAI WGEA, as well as good cooperation with other EUROSAI members and external organisations and institutions with interest towards public environmental auditing.
EUROSAI WGEA has a Steering Committee, whose purpose is to provide strategic direction and operational support to the work of the EUROSAI WGEA. Currently, the Steering Committee consists of 9 member SAIs and one observer, which is the INTOSAI WGEA, represented by SAI of Indonesia.
EUROSAI WGEA Steering Committee members: