Paris, March 14 and 15 - International Conference on the Future of European post-health-crisis
On March 14 and 15 the Cour des comptes organized, in the course of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a high-level international conference on “The Future of Europe post-health crisis.”
Participants have discussed on the fundamental role of the European Union and its future scenarios, on the exit from the health crisis and the tragic current war in the European continent.
On March 14 at the head office of Cour des comptes, Presidents and Judges of the Supreme Audit Institutions of the European Union countries focused on the work undertaken during the health crisis and the methods of cooperation and common innovation. The session was opened by the First President of the Cour des comptes, Pierre Moscovici, the President of the European Court of Auditors, Klaus-Heiner Lehne and the European Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni. The first day session concluded with remarks by First President of the Cour des comptes and the former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.
On March 15 at the Sorbonne University Auditorium, a forum devoted to civil society was held. High level French, European and international guest speakers discussed with students, citizens and companies about the future of the European Union and relevant challenges, public policies after pandemic, resilience systems.
The session was opened by the First President of the Cour des comptes, Pierre Moscovici, who discussed the future of Europe with the economist, Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. Participants discussed on the reform of the European public finance framework; the creation of a European Union in the social and health sector; the economic, industrial and digital recovery; the green Europe.
At the end of the event, the First President of the Cour des comptes and the former President of the Council of Ministers, Enrico Letta, dealt with the issue of political Europe. The Corte dei conti has participated at the round table on “Strengthening the European dimension of post-Covid SAIs” and has firstly illustrated the positive trend of the Italian economy. Furthermore, it has underlined the fundamental control role the Corte dei conti is going to play, both at central and local level, on the management of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, also throughout the real time audit that will ensure to constantly monitor the process of implementation of the programs and investments of the Plan. It was also pointed out the full involvement of the regional Audit Chambers in this activity as the system of local authorities is the focal point for the effective implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, especially in the context of the protection of the territory, the social infrastructures and the strengthening of essential services for the citizenship.
The Corte dei conti was represented by Mr. Mauro Orefice, President of the Central Chamber for the Performance Audit on the Management of the State Administrations and Judge Head of the International Affairs Office, and by Ms. Erika Guerri, Judge at the Second Chamber of Appeal and Deputy Head of the International Affairs Office.