About EURORAI 

1) What is EURORAI? What is its purpose?

EURORAI -the European Organisation of Regional External Public Finance Audit Institutions- is a cooperation project among public sector audit institutions in Europe which provides an exchange of experiences and enables to make progress in the common field of regional and local public sector financial control in order to guarantee a better use of public finances.

2) What does EURORAI seek to accomplish?

EURORAI's goals are:

1. To foster and promote cooperation among audit bodies in the various sectors in which they carry out their activities.

2. To promote exchanges of knowledge and experience in public finance auditing.

3. To keep its members informed about the legislation, organization and operation of the various public sector audit bodies.

4. To promote studies relating to the audit of public finance.

5. To foster exchange programmes and training courses for the officials of the institutions which are members of EURORAI.

6. To establish a proper definition of the terminology used in each country in order to facilitate the harmonization of public finance auditing methods.


3) When was EURORAI created?

The Organization was created on 1st October 1992 during its constitutive assembly held in Manchester (UK).


4) What kind of activities/exchanges does EURORAI perform?

Meetings, conferences, seminars, joint publications, surveys, exchange of professionals, among others.


5) Which are the financial sources of EURORAI?

The financial sources of EURORAI mainly come from the payment of the annual subscription fees made by the members of the Organisation.

The European Commission supported EURORAI at the beginning of its activities by co-financing some activities within the framework of the Experience Exchange Programme (EEP), a programme designed to promote scientific and technical cooperation among regional authorities in Europe.


6) Which institutions can become members of EURORAI?

Any regional external public finance audit institution from any European State may become a member of EURORAI.


7) Is there any other way to join the Organisation?

The Management Committee may admit other audit institutions as associated members with no right to vote and determine the conditions for this joining.

On the occasion of the IV Congress held in Graz, the General Assembly of EURORAI approved a reform of the Statutes of the Association. The purpose was, among others, to redefine the different categories of members within EURORAI in order to adapt the statutory framework, in a better and more flexible way, to the existing demand for co-operation and exchange of information and knowledge of public sector audit institutions or associations to which they belong. Therefore, a clear distinction has been established between those entities which may become members and those which may only be linked to the Organisation as observers. Thus, the European character of the Organisation will be preserved, but at the same time non European institutions and associations will have the possibility to participate in the activities arranged by EURORAI.


8) Which are the members of EURORAI up to date?

Founder members


Steiermärkischer Landesrechnungshof (Austria)
Hessischer Rechnungshof (Germany)
Landesrechnungshof Sachsen-Anhalt (Germany)
Local Government Audit Service - Department of the Environment (Ireland)

Comitato di Controllo della Regione Emilia Romagna (Italy) (abolished in 2004)
Comitato di Controllo della Regione Lombardia (Italy) (abolished in 2004)
Comitato di Controllo della Regione Toscana (Italy) (abolished in 2004)
Audiencia de Cuentas de Canarias (Spain)
Cámara de Comptos de Navarra - Nafarroako Kontuen Ganbara (Spain)
Consello de Contas de Galicia (Spain)
Sindicatura de Comptes de Catalunya (Spain)
Sindicatura de Comptes de la Comunitat Valenciana (Spain)
Tribunal Vasco de Cuentas Públicas - Herri Kontuen Euskal Epaitegia (Spain)

Contrôle des finances de la République et Canton du Jura (Switzerland) (withdrawal in 2001)
Audit Commission of England and Wales (United Kingdom) (abolished in 2012)

New members


Burgenländischer Landes-Rechnungshof (Austria)
Kärntner Landesrechnungshof (Austria)
Niederösterreichischer Landesrechnungshof (Austria)
Oberösterreichischer Landesrechnungshof (Austria)
Salzburger Landesrechnungshof (Austria)
Tiroler Landesrechnungshof (Austria)
Landes-Rechnungshof Vorarlberg (Austria)

Stadtrechnungshof Wien (Austria)
Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus * (Cyprus)
Chambre régionale des comptes Grand Est (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes de Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes d'Auvergne, Rhône-Alpes (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes de Bourgogne, Franche-Comté (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes de Bretagne (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes du Centre- Val de Loire (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes de Corse (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes de Normandie (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes d'Île-de-France (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes Occitanie (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes Hauts de France (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes des Pays de la Loire (France)
Chambre régionale des comptes de Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
Rechnungshof Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Rechnungshof von Berlin (Germany)
Landesrechnungshof Brandenburg (Germany)
Landesrechnungshof Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany)
Niedersächsischer Landesrechnungshof (Germany)
Landesrechnungshof Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
Rechnungshof Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany)
Sächsischer Rechnungshof (Germany)
Landesrechnungshof Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)
Thüringer Rechnungshof (Germany)
State Audit Office of Hungary – Major Directorate in charge of local government audit* (Hungary)
Rekenkamer Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Rekenkamer Rotterdam (Netherlands)
National Council of Regional Chambers of Audit (Poland)
Regional Chamber of Audit in Bydgoszcz (Poland)
Regional Chamber of Audit in Kraków * (Poland)
Regional Chamber of Audit in
Łódź * (Poland)
Regional Chamber of Audit in Poznań * (Poland)
Regional Chamber of Audit in Szczecin * (Poland)
Regional Chamber of Audit in Warszawa * (Poland)
Regional Chamber of Audit in Wrocław * (Poland)
Regional Chamber of Audit in Zielona Góra * (Poland)
Tribunal de Contas - Secção Regional dos Açores * (Portugal)
Tribunal de Contas - Secção Regional da Madeira * (Portugal)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of the city of Kazan * (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of Leningrad Region (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of Moscow (Russia)
Chamber of Accounts of Orenburg Region (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of Rostov Region (Russia)
Chamber of Accounts of Samara Region (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of Saint-Petersburg (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of Stavropol Region (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of Tver Region (Russia)
Chamber of Accounts of Tuymen Region * (Russia)
Chamber of Accounts of Vladimir Region (Russia)
Chamber of Control and Accounts of Volgograd Region (Russia)
Chamber of Accounts of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District * (Russia)
Court of Audit of Slovenia – local government audit section* (Slovenia)
Cámara de Cuentas de Andalucía (Spain)
Cámara de Cuentas de Aragón (Spain)
Sindicatura de Cuentas del Principado de Asturias (Spain)
Sindicatura de Comptes de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Sindicatura de Cuentas de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Consejo de Cuentas de Castilla-León (Spain)
Cámara de Cuentas de la Comunidad de Madrid (Spain)
Cour des comptes de la République et Canton de Genève (Switzerland)
Inspection des finances du canton de Genève (Switzerland)
Inspection des finances du canton du Valais (Switzerland)
Cour des comptes du canton de Vaud (Switzerland)
Finanzkontrolle des Kantons Zürich (Switzerland)
Audit Scotland (United Kingdom)
Wales Audit Office (United Kingdom)

Tribunal de Contas do Estado do Paraná * (Brazil)
Tribunal de Contas do Estado de Santa Catarina * (Brazil)
Tribunal de Contas do Estado de Minas Gerais * (Brazil)

* associated members

As already mentioned before, a statutory reform introduced the status of observer, which has been granted since then to the following institutions/associations:

Ассоциация контрольно-счетных органов Российской Федерации (АКСОР) (Association of Chambers of Control and Accounts of the Russian Federation)
Lietuvos Respublikos Savivaldybių kontrolierių asociacija (Association of Comptrollers for Local Authorities in Lithuania)
Združenie hlavných kontrolórov miest a obci slovensky republike (Vereinigung der Hauptkontrolleure der Städte und Gemeinden der Slovakischen Republik) (Slovakia)
Auditor General of Quebec (Canada)
Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors (Canada)
Auditoría General de la Provincia de Salta (Argentina)
Foundation for Training and Research in Public Sector Auditing (Spain)
Instituto Rui Barbosa (Brazil)
Norges Kommunerevisorforbund (Norwegian Association of Local Government Auditors)


9) Who chairs EURORAI?

EURORAI is directed by a Management Committee, which is made up of seven members. The Management Committee meets at least once every year.

At the General Assembly held in Nantes
on 21st October 2016 within the framework of its ninth Congress, EURORAI apointed and elected a new Management Committee made up of the following representatives of member institutions:

PresidentFrançois Monti – Regional Audit Chamber of Pays de la Loire / Chambre régionale des comptes des Pays de la Loire (France)
Vice-presidentFriedrich Pammer – Court of Audit of Upper Austria / Oberösterreichischer Landesrechnungshof (Austria)
Secretary GeneralVicent Cucarella Tormo – Audit Office of the Autonomous Community Valencia / Sindicatura de Comptes de la Comunitat Valenciana (Spain)

Other members of the Management Committee:

Antonio Manuel López Hernández – Audit Office of Andalusia / Cámara de Cuentas de Andalucía (Spain)


Christian Melly – Audit Office of the Canton of Valais / Inspection des finances du canton du Valais (Switzerland)

Valeryi Khripun – Chamber of Control and Accounts of Rostov Region / Контрольно-счëтнaя палатa Ростовской области
(Russia)

Karl-Heinz Binus – Court of Audit of Saxony / Sächsischer Rechnungshof
(Germany)

10) Where can you obtain more detailed information regarding EURORAI?

If you are interested in having more detailed information about EURORAI, you can contact the General Secretariat of the Association:

General Secretariat of EURORAI
Sindicatura de Comptes de la Generalitat Valenciana
C/ San Vicente, 4
46002 Valencia (Spain)

Phone number: 34-96-387 64 50 or 51
Fax number: 34-96-387 64 19 or 17
E-mail
(new!): eurorai@gva.es

or if you wish, you can contact any member institution of the Organisation.
New! More than 130 delegates coming from 13 different countries attended the International Seminar on the theme “E-Government and Public Audit - Analysis of Best Practices” which took place on 27th October in Seville. The event was hosted by the Audit Office of Andalusia.