To remain at the forefront of developments in public sector auditing, the ECA plans its strategic development and audit priorities in advance. Core objectives are laid out in multiannual strategies. The ECA produced its first strategy for the 2009-2012 period. It aimed at maximising the impact of the ECA’s audit work, and increasing efficiency by making the best use of its resources.
The objective for the 2013 to 2017 period is to maximise the value of the ECA’s contribution to EU public accountability. The priorities are to:
focus the ECA’s products on improving EU accountability;
work with others to leverage the ECA’s contribution to EU accountability;
develop the ECA further as a professional audit institution;
make best use of the ECA’s knowledge, skills and expertise;
demonstrate the ECA’s performance and accountability.