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16/05/2013   A meeting of the participants of an international cooperative audit of national parks held in Vilnius

A meeting of the participants of an international cooperative audit of national parks from Denmark, Croatia, Poland, Lithuania, and Norway is held on May 16-17 in Vilnius. This audit is coordinated by the National Audit Office of Lithuania (NAOL).

The supreme audit institutions (SAIs) of the Baltic and Nordic countries and Poland agreed on arrangement of a cooperative audit of their national parks in 2011. Later these SAIs were also joined by the Ukraine, Bulgaria and Croatia. It was agreed to audit the protection of nature and biodiversity in national parks and the management and public funding of national parks.

“The idea to arrange an international cooperative audit of national parks was born just two years ago at the annual meeting of the heads of the SAIs held in Oslo, and today we already see how this idea has come true and is developing further, first audits have already started. The cooperative audit of national parks is special because it will provide the auditors with an opportunity to visit the most beautiful places in their own countries and those in other participating countries. I wish the expanded project team to build a sound foundation of successful cooperation and to bring good impressions from one of the most beautiful areas in our country, Dzūkija National Park”, said Auditor General Giedre Švedienė welcoming the participants of the meeting.

At the meeting, auditors will present the national audits already started in individual countries, revise the audit deadlines, agree on contributions of each country to the joint report of the cooperative audit, and approve common audit criteria. The supreme audit institutions of the participating countries will apply the agreed criteria in the national audits of their national parks.

The national audits will be conducted in 2013 and 2014. Based on their result, a joint report will be prepared, which is expected to be signed at the end of 2014.
 

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