The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is committed to being at the forefront of public sector auditing, both in the EU and worldwide. With the 2018 Award, the ECA intends to provide an incentive and recognition for research on public audit-related issues.
As in previous years, the Award pays tribute to a person who has actively contributed to the reputation of the ECA as an EU institution. The fifth edition of the ECA Award will pay tribute to the memory of Jan O. Karlsson (1939-2016), former Member and President of the ECA, who contributed greatly to the modernisation of our institution.
The 2018 ECA Award is open to European academics and researchers who have published peer-reviewed articles or papers, or written theses based on theoretical or empirical studies, related to public sector auditing, in particular within a European Union context.
This would include such fields as, for example: public accountability; budgetary management; better regulation; audit of EU finances and governance; scrutiny of EU policies; evaluation and impact assessment; financial, compliance and performance audit; audit methods and standards; audit ethics; internal audit and control; reporting methods; relations between SAIs and national parliaments.
This year the ECA also wishes to focus special attention on publications which provide readers with original insights into emerging global issues that are particularly relevant to public sector auditing. Future thematic areas of interest for EU citizens and policy makers would include, for example, new methodological aspects and technological opportunities, such as digital audit, data mining and analytics for audit, as well as emerging socio‐economic, geopolitical or demographic developments.
The Award is open to:
• researchers and scholars, for a publication (article, paper, in a peer-reviewed academic journal or book) which must have been published on or after 1 January 2014, and
• postgraduates who have written a Master’s thesis or a PhD thesis. The viva examination must have taken place on or after 1 January 2014.
To be eligible to apply for this ECA Award, candidates must be nationals of an EU Member State or have completed their thesis at a university in an EU Member State. The Master’s or PhD thesis must not have been submitted for any previous edition of the ECA Award.
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2018.
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