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 2020 ECA Award focussed on the theme of ‘EU added value’, the ECA intends to provide an incentive and recognition for research on public audit-related issues and reaffirm that a more systematic analysis of the actual and potential EU added value should be fostered both in the Member States and at EU level.
“We are launching the ECA Award at a moment when public health in the EU and its Member States is facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have no doubt that, when the time comes, our contribution as auditors to the various aspects of the aftermath of the crisis will be a very significant one. EU added value will be particularly important, and your contribution as researchers, scholars or academics will enrich the debate and can help to improve governance and financial management and control in the public sector. We hope many of you will apply and we look forward to reading your submissions.”
Mihails Kozlovs, ECA Member, Chair of the 2020 ECA Award selection panel
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 sixth edition of the ECA Award will pay tribute to the memory of Marcel Mart (1927-2019), the first Luxembourgish ECA Member (1977-1989) and ECA President (1984-1989).
The ECA Award is addressed to European academics and researchers for
peer-reviewed academic publications (articles, papers), books and theses on theoretical or empirical studies related to public sector auditing, in particular within a European Union context.
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 2016, 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 2016.
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.
Current or former Members or staff of the ECA, or any other EU institution or body, are not eligible for this award.
The deadline for applications is 31 May 2020.
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