A delegation from the National Audit Office (Malta) has participated in the annual meeting of the Contact Committee hosted by the Polish supreme audit institution (SAI) in Warsaw. This year’s excellently organised Meeting of the Auditors General of the European Union, ably moderated by TyttiYli-Viikari from SAI Finland, focused on the topical theme ‘Digital agenda for Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for EU SAIs’.

During the first day of this Conference, Charles Deguara (SAI Malta), together with TomazVesel (SAI Slovenia), and Stefan Lundgren, (SAI Sweden) participated in a panel discussion, moderated by Janar Holm (SAI Estonia), on the subject ‘Challenges and opportunities of carrying-out performance audits related toEU and national programmes in the area of e-Government and cybersecurity. During his presentation, Charles Deguara (Auditor General) focused on practical issues related to the various IT stand alone audits performed by the Maltese National Audit Office since 2011, especially the horizontal audit on Cyber Security across Government Entities published in February 2017. He also made reference to the excellent results obtained once again by Malta in the European Commission’s Benchmarking Report on eGovernment as well as the lessons learnt by the NAO’s IT Unit following this extensive audit which involved ten different Government entities across the public service.

The Maltese delegation, composed also of Noel Camilleri (Deputy Auditor General) and Brian Vella (International Affairs Liaison Officer), had various bilateral meetings with representatives of other national audit institutions with the objective of enhancing its cooperation with other EU SAIs.