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Trainings and events

Study visit to Lithuania within the Twinning Project:

STUDY VISIT TO VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, MAY 2016(.pdf)

 

Workshop on Audit Reporting, organized by TAIEX in cooperation with the Audit Authority:

TAIEX WORKSHOP ON AUDIT REPORTING, TAIEX, SKOPJE, FEBRUARY-MARCH 2016 (.pdf)

 

Seminar for the Audit Authorities & NAO Support Offices was held in the period 22-25 February 2016 in Berovo, organised and supported by the EC Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations:

SEMINAR DG NEARBEROVOFEBRUARY 2016 (.pdf)

 

Workshop on Setting up Risk Management Processes in Public Sector Organizations, organised by CEF Ljubljana.

WORKSHOP CEF LJUBLJANA, DECEMBER 2015 (.pdf)

 

 Multi-beneficiary Workshop for the Audit Authorities of IPA I Countries, organised by DG NEAR and TAIEX:

TAIEX WORKSHOP  ZAGREB, NOVEMBER 2015 (.pdf)

 

 Workshop on Statistical Sampling for Auditors organised by CEF Ljubljana:

WORKSHOP CEF LJUBLJANA, JUNE 2015 (.pdf)

 

Workshop on Information Technology Audit, organised by CEF Ljubljana:

WORKSHOP CEF LJUBLJANA,  IT Audit,  JUNE 2015 (.pdf)

 

Workshop on Strengthening Management Skills organised by CEF Ljubljana:

WORKSHOP CEF LJUBLJANA, MARCH 2015 (.pdf)

 

Workshops on Irregularities and Fraud, organised by the Secretariat for European Affairs Training Centre:

WORKSHOPS SEATraining CentreSKOPJE, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2015 (.pdf)

 

Workshop on Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions, organised by SEA Skopje Training Centre:

WORKSHOP SEA–Training Centre, SKOPJE, FEBRUARY 2015 (.pdf)

 

Workshop on IPA II was held in the period 2-4 February 2015 in Ljubljana:

WORKSHOP CEF LJUBLJANA, FEBRUARY 2015 (.pdf)

 

WORKSHOP LJUBLJANA, OCTOBER 2014

Workshop on Financial Audit was held in the period 30 September – 2 October 2014 at Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF), Ljubljana, Slovenia. This workshop, organised by CEF, Ljubljana was attended by two auditors from the Audit Authority for audit of IPA in the Republic of Macedonia and another 26 staff from 13 other countries:Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Mongolia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

The workshop covered the following topics: Risk analysis, including the risk of fraud; Financial system and internal control; Audit approaches; Audit techniques, including statistical sampling; Audit report and forming an opinion; Follow-up of the audit findings. It focused on practical experience and concrete examples from practice, with significant time allotted for discussions.

Training was delivered by experts from the Dutch Ministry of Finance and two Slovenian experts.

Speakers: Shams Arya and Corin Ansing-Ruisbroek, Dutch Ministry of Finance, and Zdenka Vidovic and Metka Sedej, Slovenian experts.

SEMINAR SKOPJE, SEPTEMBER 2014

Seminar on Securing confidentiality and protection in personal data processing,was held on 15 September2014in the premises of Kapital Akademija in Skopje.

The seminar was attended by the employee in charge of personal data protection in the Audit Authority.

Topics of the seminar: Personal data protection, implementation of the Law on Personal Data Protection, technical and organisational measures for securing confidentiality and protection in personal data processing.

Speakers: Igor Kuzevski, Marijana Popovska from the Directorate for Personal Data Protection.

 

 

TECHNICAL CLOSURE EVENT, BUDAPEST, AUGUST 2014

Technical closure event of the seminars in the field of “Public procurement control in order to further strengthen the capacities of ex-ante and in-built controls for detecting and eliminating possible irregularities and fraud cases”, organized within the European Union Programme - Hercule II 2007-2013 was held in the period 27 - 29 August 2014 in Zara Continental Hotel, Budapest.

This event was attended by one IPA auditor from the Audit Authority, together with representatives from the National Fund Department, Central Financing and Contracting Department within Ministry of Finance, and Secretariat for European Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia.

Purpose of the event was to summarize experiences from previous seminars held in July 2014.

Representatives from countries participating in the seminars, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania and Turkey took part by own presentations on “What they could implement based on their experiences of previous seminars “. Additional workshop titled “How would they set up their own system in Post Accession based on the previous seminars” was organised as well. Public Procurement Expert from Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office presented the difficulties encountered during the approximation of Hungarian public procurement legislation with EU legislation. Experience of public procurement control from the European Commission side was presented by a European Commission Auditor of DG REGIO.

 

 

SEMINAR HERCULE II IN BUDAPEST, JULY 2014

Within the European Union Programme Hercule II a seminar “Public procurement control in order to further strengthen the capacities of ex-ante and in-built controls for detecting and eliminating possible irregularities and fraud cases“ was organized.

Seminar was held in the period 15 - 18 July 2014in Zara Continental Hotel, Budapest.

Three IPA auditors from the Audit Authority attended the seminar, together with representatives from the Department National Fund and Central Financing and Contracting Department within Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia.

Seminar included presentation of the design of established ex-ante controls for detecting and eliminating possible irregularities and fraud casesupon implementation of public procurement in Hungary, which is the legal framework, practical examples of detecting irregularities and fraud, public procurement control module within EMIR, auditors’ experiences in detecting irregularities and fraud, as well as lessons learned.

Seminar was implemented by: public procurement experts from the  Department for Public Procurement Control from Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, auditors from the Hungarian Directorate General for Audit of European Funds, anti-corruption experts at the Ministry of Justice of Hungary and OLAF who addressed the EC reporting on fraud, using of IMS – irregularity management system, and on the  function and role of OLAF, IT expert responsible for EMIR – Public Procurement Control Module, and experts from Lithuania, Poland and Czech Republic who presented the experiences from their respective countries.

 

WORKSHOP (Implementation of the new IPA Audit Manual) SKOPJE, MAY 2014

Workshop on implementation of the new IPA Audit Manual, version 2 - training to the Audit Authority (AA) under the EU funded project “Technical Assistance to the Audit Authority” FWC beneficiaries 2009 – Lot 11, EUROPE AID/127054/C/SER/MULTI

Training to the Audit Authority “Implementation of AA IPA Manual, documentation of audit findings and conclusions and closure audit” was carried out from 26 to 28 May 2014 in Hotel TCC Plaza in Skopje. It was aimed at providing the AA staff with the theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of:

  •  familiarity with applying the IPA Audit Manual, version 2, Part I - Common Edition, Part II - Special Edition for audit of IPA Components I-IV and Part III  - Special Edition for audit of IPA Component V, in the framework of IPA regulatory requirements, internationally accepted audit standards and EC guidelines,
  • understanding of annual planning and reporting concepts in the frame of overall audit cycle,
  • familiarity with all aspects of planning, conducting and reporting on the results under the systems audit, audit of operations and closure audits (and audit of accounts under IPARD), and
  • capability to write independently the audit findings and recommendations.

The training combined both general theories for the audit under the different IPA components as well as detailed technical skills case studies on different aspects of audit.

It was designed for the staff of the Audit Authority (a representative from the Delegation of the European Union in Skopje participated at the training as well)

Lecturers: Mrs. Andra Larin-van der Pijl, the team leader and audit expert and Mrs. Ludmila Rangelova, the audit expert.

 

 

WORKSHOP (On-the-spot Control of IPA funded projects) SKOPJE, MAY 2014

Workshop on On-the-spot Control of IPA funded projects, organised by TAIEX in co-operation with the Audit Authority for audit of IPA,was held on 16 May2014 in Hotel Arka in Skopje.

The workshop was attended by all the auditors of the Audit Authority, two auditors from the State Audit Office, and representatives from the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of Macedonia.

Topics of the workshop: conducting of on-the-spot controlwith practical examples in the context of the instrument for pre-accession assistance. Aim of the workshop was to provide the auditors with practical examples for performing on-the-spot control at the final beneficiaryper type of procurement: supply, services, works, twinning and grant.

Speakers:Dragan Kovacevic and Jelena Starcevic from the Central Financing and Contracting Agency – Croatia, Ivan Panchev from the Executive Agency for Audit of EU funds in Bulgaria and Ivan Ramljak from the Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System –Croatia.

 

WORKSHOP (Financial audits of IPA funded projects) SKOPJE, MAY 2014

Workshop on Financial audits of IPA funded projects, organised by TAIEX in co-operation with the Audit Authority for audit of IPA in the RM,was held on 15 May2014 in Hotel Arka in Skopje.

The workshop was attended by all the auditors of the Audit Authority, two auditors from the State Audit Office, and representatives from the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of Macedonia.

Topics of the workshop: financial audit phases - planning, conducting, reporting and follow-up in the context of the instrument for pre-accession assistance.

Speakers: Ivan Ramljak from the Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System –Croatiaand Ivan Panchev from the Executive Agency for Audit of EU funds in Bulgaria.