The High-level Conference „The Role of the Supreme Audit Institutions in Enhancing Accountability, Transparency and Integrity in the Public Sector”, organised by the Bulgarian National Audit Office under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will take place on 15 May 2018 in Hall 3 of the National Palace of Culture of Bulgaria, Sofia.
The Conference will be attended by Heads and representatives from 26 European SAIs, including 19 EU Member States SAIs and the European Court of Auditors. Among the participants are Mr. Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors,
Ms. Iliana Ivanova, Member of the European Court of Auditors, Heads of EU Member States SAIs, Heads of EU candidate and potential candidate countries SAIs.
The Conference will be officially opened by Mr. Tzvetan Tzvetkov, President of the Bulgarian National Audit Office, followed by welcome addresses from Ms. Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council 2018, and Ms. Menda Stoyanova, Chairperson of the Committee on Budget and Finance of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Mr. Klaus – Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors, will hold a keynote speech.
The Conference will consist of 4 panels. The first panel will be dedicated to the institutional independence as a key factor for SAI effectiveness.
The second panel will focus on the value-driven audits.
The third panel of the Conference will be dedicated to the administrative capacity modernization of SAIs as an example of good governance in the public sector.
The communication with stakeholders and increasing the trust of the citizens will be discussed during the fourth panel.
In addition to the conference panels there will be a discussion forum on how the SAI to be a Model Organization for Good Governance for other budget organisations.
The Conference is open for accreditation of journalists here.