In 2012 the Contact Committee (CC) mandated the Task Force (TF) to consider and  report back on the tasks and roles of SAIs in respect of recent developments in the EU. In addition to addressing substantive matters the TF was asked to examine the prerequisites for an effective fulfilment of these tasks and the requirements for independence, effectiveness and credibility of SAIs. The aim is to be able to contribute most appropriately and effectively to future legislative processes, possibly in a consultative way, building on the strengths and experience of the CC and its member organisations.