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International cooperation

The Court of Audit has a very prominent and active role within the international forums. Such constructive participation is considered an important element of development and strategy-driven approach of the institution. Besides strengthening the cooperation with other supreme audit institutions, its active engagement in the international activities provides for broadening of capacities and knowledge of the employees and promoting interests of the institution and its international recognition.

Shortly after its foundation in 1995 the Court of Audit established multilateral relationships by becoming a member of the INTOSAI (International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions) and the EUROSAI (European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions). Since then the Court regularly attended congresses, conferences, seminars and other types of meetings organised by both organisations, reasserting its presence and bringing its influence where the Court of Audit has a fundamental interest.

Representatives of the Court of Audit actively participate in the events taking place within the Contact Committee, meetings and consultations of the V4+2 group, and relevant sessions of the EURORAI (European Organisation of Regional External Public Finance Audit Institutions).

The Court of Audit is further developing and strengthening bilateral relations with individual European supreme audit institutions by exchanging views, experience and by secondment as well as by implementing joint audits and engaging in organisation of mutual international events. Official visits of the representatives of the Court of Audit abroad and representatives of other supreme audit institutions in Slovenia boost cooperation among them in addressing similar challenges faced by the audit authorities.

Representatives of the Court of Audit are active members of several international working groups relevant in the field of operations and powers of the audit institutions. The Court of Audit also cooperates with countries that are at the beginning of the European Communities accession process by providing technical and professional assistance. The experiences of the Court of Audit are vital in the strive after the development of the appropriate legal framework of those audit institutions, the formulation of a strategy for informing the citizens and the state on the importance of the efficient control over the use of public funds.

Representatives of the Court of Audit are active members of several international working groups

The Court of Audit with its clear presence on the international stage proved itself with extremely diverse activities, namely the Court of Audit has lately addressed audit topics, which are visionary and relate to key social, environmental and other global challenges. In this respect, the Court of Audit is aware of the responsibility to follow the objectives of sustainable development and the Slovenia’s Development Strategy 2030. Furthermore, the Court of Audit is one of increasingly recognised audit institutions developing innovative approaches for cooperation with the public and is using modern communication strategies.  

Even though Slovenian Court of Audit, compared to most other audit institutions is among the smallest, it is extremely successful in promoting its professional and organisational achievements within the international arena. Namely, international comparisons of its audit work and its results confirm appropriateness of the Court's development policy. Moreover, the Court of Audit is committed to constantly strengthen and develop the institution in order to be able to meet the future tasks and challenges that will be even more complex and demanding.