30 Years of EUROSAI
The date of 12 November 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), the youngest of the seven Regional Organizations of INTOSAI. The decision to establish the European organization was endorsed by the XIII INCOSAI in June 1989 after comprehensive preparations by the SAIs of Italy and Spain.
In the framework of the 52nd EUROSAI Governing Board meeting, which was held virtually, Mr Seyit Ahmet BAŞ, President of the SAI of Turkey and Chair of EUROSAI, informed the participants that a "Memorial Plantation Area" had been created in Ankara on the occasion of this 30th anniversary. In this area, a tree was planted for each EUROSAI member SAI, for the former EUROSAI chairs and for the EUROSAI working groups and task forces. Each tree has a name plate with the designation of the institution for which it was planted. This planting shall symbolize the deep-rooted past of EUROSAI and the joint achievements.
The SAI of Turkey also published a video on this initiative.
Due to the travel restrictions and other measures to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the XI EUROSAI Congress, which was scheduled to take place in Prague in June 2020, could not be held as planned. The host of the XI EUROSAI Congress, the SAI of the Czech Republic, now announced that the Congress would take place on 14 and 15 April 2021 in an online format. You can find more detailed information on the Congress website: https://www.eurosai2021.cz/.
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