The Internal Audit Service

  • carries out some 150 audits annually in the different departments of the Commission
  • makes recommendations to those departments on how they can improve their management processes (for risks, controls, governance)
  • promotes a culture of efficient and effective management in Commission departments
  • audits European agencies and other bodies that receive funding from the EU budget



The Internal Audit Service (IAS) of the European Commission was created as a part of Administrative Reform in the late nineties.

Internal Audit Service (IAS) history

A timeline of the History of the IAS

Plans and reports

Commission work programme – overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year

Strategic plan – department strategy, objectives for 2020-2024

Management plan – department forecasted outputs, activities, resources for current year

Annual activity report – department achievements, resources used during previous year

Annual report - summarises the results of IAS audits, recommendations and actions taken.

Leadership and organisation

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