September 9-11, 2020 - IX EUROSAI-OLACEFS online Joint Conference of European and Latin American Supreme Audit Institutions hosted by the State Audit Office of Hungary
The Corte dei conti attended the IX EUROSAI-OLACEFS online Joint Conference of European and Latin American Supreme Audit Institutions hosted by the State Audit Office of Hungary from 9 to 11 September.
The event was on “The COVID 19 Pandemic: a Unique Opportunity for Supreme Audit Institutions to Highlight the Impact of Their Work”. The conference was a three-day event and focused on increasing efficiency and impact of the work of SAIs, as well as challenges and opportunities posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the activities of Supreme Audit Institutions.
During the first day’s Plenary Session, presentations were delivered by the President of SAI of Chile on “OLACEFS Region's perspective and measures on the COVID-19 global pandemic” and by the representative of SAI of UK on “Activities of the EUROSAI Auditing the COVID-19 Global Pandemic Project Group”. Furthermore, the Hungarian expert guests invited to the Joint Conference by the SAI of Hungary shared their ideas on the areas of "Increasing the impact and efficiency of public sector" and " Change management in the time of COVID-19."
During the 2nd day of the Conference, panel discussions were held at presidential level on “Enhancing Measurement Methodologies”, “Public prosecution/Anticorruption – Means of prevention and tackling,” “The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda” and “Media and Technology – where SAIs, digitalization and 3rd parties meet.”
On the second and third days of the Conference, parallel workshops were held in different areas, and workshop results and outputs of the discussions were shared with all participants in a plenary session by moderators.
The Italian presentation “Jurisdictional SAIs Tomorrow: A New Frontier in the Fight Against Corruption? The Italian Case” pointed out the fundamental role of the Corte dei conti in deterring and fighting corruption, hence acting both from an ex ante, through preventive and pre-emptive actions, and an ex post perspective, insisting on every level of the bureaucratic machine (from central government to Regions and local authorities), thanks to the multifaced functions of its audit chambers and its public prosecutors and the judgments of its jurisdictional Chambers. The presentation pointed out that the Corte dei conti exerts a diachronic and continuous control over unlawful practices and in the fight and prevention of corruption.
The Corte dei conti was represented by Mr. Mauro Orefice, Chief of the Cabinet of the President, by Ms. Erika Guerri, Judge of the International Affairs Office and by the Judge of the Jurisdictional Chamber for the Emilia-Romagna, Mr. Andrea Giordano.