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.
Plans and reports
Commission work programme – overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year
Strategic plan – department strategy, objectives for 2016-2020
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.