INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing


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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's) 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.

The EUROSAI WGEA Strategy and Activity Plans set out the WGEA’s vision and goals. Strategic goals for the 2015-2017 period are:

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.

The National Audit Office of Estonia is the chair of the regional working group.

Regional meetings held:

  • 7-9 October 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 15-17 October 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 23-25 October 2012 in Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  • 11-13 October 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 5-7 October 2010 in Texel, The Netherlands
  • 6-8 October 2009 in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 7-9 October 2008 in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 3-5 October 2007 in Bratislava/Senec, Slovakia
  • 27-29 November 2006 in Luxembourg
  • 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2002 in Paris, France
  • 2000 in Warsaw, Poland


Contact information

Chair of EUROSAI WGEA - National Audit Office of Estonia

Auditor General Dr Alar Karis

National Audit Office of Estonia
Narva mnt. 11A,
15013 Tallinn,

EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat
Tel: + 372 640 0100

Ms Tuuli Rasso
Head of EUROSAI WGEA secretariat     
Tel: + 372 640 0746

Ms Krislin Kivi
Advisor of EUROSAI WGEA secretariat
Tel: + 372 640 0100