Training Seminar on Auditing Biodiversity Issues

The day before the 7th EUROSAI WGEA meeting, Monday 5 October 2009, 30 participants attended a biodiversity training seminar in Sofia.

INTOSAI WGEA has developed seminar materials relating to the Guidance “Auditing Biodiversity: Guidance for Supreme Audit Institutions”. The content of the training seminar was to provide essential background information, planning tools, case-studies and exercises with the aim of designing biodiversity audits.

The trainers made some adjustments to relate the seminar materials to a European context, and the European Court of Auditors presented results and experiences from their report “The sustainability and the Commission’s management of the LIFE-Nature projects” (Special Report No 11/2009).