Slovak Auditors Inspire European Colleagues Into Opennes to the Public
Prague, May 24, 2022 - Representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions of Europe met in Prague for the first post-covid personal meeting. After two years, when audit institutions were largely dependent solely on online cooperation, the Czech capital became a place where national auditors from 48 countries discussed the fight against corruption in the public sector or audit experiences which are essential for modelling standards that support better governance. Within the thematic presentations, the Slovak Supreme Audit Office attracted and inspired many European partners with its own application "MuMAP". Since 2020, it has been helping citizens to control their municipality, the city where they live.
Thanks to a user-friendly application developed at the first international Prague hackathon by a team of Slovak analysts of the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic, anyone interested in the use of public funds at the local government level, drawing European financial assistance, and also the functioning of educational institutions can become an auditor. "I am pleased that we have succeeded in developing an application that supports civic activism, indirectly extending impartial control to people who are not indifferent to how their city works. And I am glad that our work in the field of digitalization inspires other colleagues within the European audit community," says Karol Mitrík, President of the Slovak Audit Office.