27-28 November 2019 (Luxembourg)
Different European Commission services presented EU policies and activities on big and open data. The SAIs and the ECA shared information on some of their activities and initiatives in this area, expecially on open data policy. All presentations confirmed the interest of EU specific cooperation in this area. . It was specifically targeting colleagues working on technology and innovation in SAIs from the European Union Member States because they operate within the specific EU institutional, policy and regulatory context using tools and services and participating in projects and initiatives, which are specific for EU.
The conference was a first step towards creating an active network of professionals and practitioners from Member State SAIs and the ECA on Technology and Innovation for Audit (TiNA), working on the digital transformation of audit and aiming to leverage activities and capabilities, which are specific to EU Member States. More than 70 participants attended and contributed to this event, coming from SAIs in 12 EU Member States (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta and Romania), from 4 Commission DGs (CONNECT, ESTAT, OP, DIGIT) and from ECA. The network members will be sharing knowledge, advice and resources (code, tools etc.) over a platform that the ECA will put in place early in 2020 and in events such as an annual TiNA conference organised by ECA. They will also aim to co-create innovation in audit in the context of joint projects.
Opening the conference, Ms Eva Lindström, the chair of the digital steering committee, reminded that “digitisation in audit is not only about using technology but also about how we work and how we can build control and assurance into the process”.
Mr Alex Brenninkmeijer who closed the conference welcomed the initiative of launching the TiNA network and underlined the importance of data: “Data is power. Data is contact and participation. Data is trust.”
You can watch the full conference through the Streaming video on demand service (available for ECA staff only).
- Objectives of the meeting (Mr Spyridon Pilos, ECA-DIWI)
- EU Open data policy (Mr Daniele Rizzi, EC-DG CONNECT)
- The European Open data portals for EU institutions and Member States (Ms Corina Buruiana and Nataliya Rozbroj Jasinskaja, EC-OPOCE)
- Interactive visualisation of government open data (Mr Emil Thylin, Denmark)
- Open data on implementation of recommendations (Ms Asta Riukienė, Lithuania)
- Risk Detector tool (Ms Ines Julia Gullichsen, Finland)
- EU budget-Hackathon-Eurosai congress 2020 (Mr Richard Baxa, Czech Republic) - Introductory Paper_XI EUROSAI CONGRESS
- EU budget-Hackathon-Eurosai congress 2020 (Mr Richard Baxa, Czech Republic) - Open Data Use
- Open data and opening of the OpenAnafi code (Ms Maria Eugenia Heyaca, France)
- EU Big data policy and actions (Mr Kimmo Rossi, EC-DG CONNECT)
- Paving the way for EU data-driven administration (Mr Marc Vanderperren, EC-DIGIT)
- Big data and official statistics (Mr Fabio Ricciato, EC-Eurostat)
- Big data and official statistics (Mr Konstantinos Giannakouris, EC-Eurostat)
- Big data pilot for EU Agencies performance audit (Ms Di Hai, ECA-Private_Office)
- DataLab (Mr Koen Van der Bracht, Belgium)
- Auditing automated decision making (Dr. Peter Koß, Germany)
- Usage of text mining in auditing process (Ms Meeli Saksing and Ms Kaia Philips, Estonia)
- Process mining to investigate the efficiency of case management processes (Dr. Niels Dyhrberg-Noerregaard, Denmark)
- ISO 21378 standard for audit data collection (Mr Mihai Razvan Sanda, Romania)
- Conclusions and next steps (Ms Magdalena Cordero, ECA-DIWI)