11 February 2021 - Multilateral Seminar on "Experience of Jurisdictional Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs).
The Corte dei conti took part, via videoconference, in the seminar hosted by the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Advantages and limitations of jurisdictional SAIs, peculiarities of jurisdictional SAIs’ work during the pandemic, their audit methodology, countering corruption, forms of and subjects to the punishments imposed by jurisdictional SAIs: these are some of the themes discussed during the seminar which has allowed the participants to exchange valuable experience on the organisation of jurisdictional SAIs and on current best practices.
A key point of agreement is the conviction that the jurisdictional functions provide the legislative guarantee of the independence of SAIs by enhancing the effectiveness of the audit function and, at the same time, by promoting transparency.
Particular emphasis was given to the participation of the Italian Corte dei conti, which - together with the SAIs of Spain and Russia - was entrusted with the task of analysing and commenting on the presentations of the other participating SAIs, all linked by the common jurisdictional matrix. The organizers warmly thanked the Italian SAI for the interesting and fruitful debate developed.
The Corte dei conti was represented by Mr. Mauro Orefice, President of the United Chambers for Jurisdiction and Judge Head of the International Affairs Office, Ms. Erika Guerri, judge at the International Affairs Office, Mr. Benedetto Brancoli Busdraghi, judge at the Jurisdictional Chamber for Liguria, and Mr. Andrea Giordano, judge at the Jurisdictional Chamber for Emilia-Romagna.