The regional cooperation in the Western Balkans was initiated in 2013. It aims to complement and strengthen the bilateral partnerships already established with Kosovo National Audit Office. The Swedish National Audit Office acts in this cooperation as a neutral catalyst to contribute to the implementation of the existing cooperation initiatives.
In 2016 the Swedish National Audit Office became co-chair of the Joint Working Group for Audit Activities (JWGAA). The working group for Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of candidate and potential candidate countries to EU with the aim to promote and facilitate hands on-cooperation between the members and SAIs of EU member states. The working group meet regularly on both top management level as well as on working level. Several activities aiming to develop audit skills and seminars on topics of mutual interest are being organised.
During 2017, the Swedish National Audit Office has contributed to four initiatives from the SAIs in the Western Balkans and Turkey under the auspice of JWGAA.
It is too early to measure the lasting results of this new way of working on the regional level. However, monitoring of implemented activities shows that the workshops and seminars carried out are highly appreciated and that the knowledge of regional cooperation is very applicable in their audit work. The EU and the EU harmonization is currently an important uniting factor in the region. The support from the Swedish National Audit Office aims to complement EU:s endeavours by working with the professional development of auditors in the region.
Send your questions or comments via the form below and we will make sure that they reach the right member of staff. Please state if your question concerns the information on this particular page.