Thematic areas

As a key learning partner for finance officials in the region of South East Europe, we have specified four thematic priorities for our work. Our 2021 Learning and Knowledge Sharing Program includes 83 learning events and networking activities across our thematic priorities:

  • Accounting

    The program supports constituency in preparation and implementation of accounting reforms by providing knowledge and insight in the latest accounting practices and international accounting and reporting standards, enhancing inter-institutional cooperation and platforms for exchanging country experience and practices. It encourages professional public asset management development, supports effectiveness of accounting and financial reporting and usage of financial information for better decision-making. It also promotes transparent and responsible behavior of individuals and public sector institutions. Tell me more →

  • Auditing

    Our program for internal auditors focuses on the Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC), which has been developed by the EU to guide candidate and potential candidate countries in reforming their public internal control systems, or in introducing an internal control system across their public sector to ensure good governance and protect public resources. We offer workshops program and certification program for public sector internal auditors. Tell me more →

  • Budget Preparation and Execution

    Budget preparation and execution learning program supports our constituency’s efforts in establishing sound public financial management (PFM) systems that foster flexible, efficient and output oriented management of public resources. The program promotes fiscal transparency and risks management, ensures well-functioning of medium-term budget frameworks and improves performance oriented budgetaring. Tell me more →

  • Central Banking

    The program supports our constituency’s efforts in ensuring strong and credible institutions, a developed financial and economic environment, and a sound and resilient financial system. It comprehensively encompasses the environment of central banks, taking into account its stakeholders. This way, we cover areas of financial stability and prudential supervision, developing financial markets and its infrastructure, as well as governance and functions of strategic communication and developing internal capacity. Tell me more →

  • Data and Analysis for Designing Policies

    Data and analysis for designing policies (DAP) learning program supports our constituency's efforts in enhancing policy development by enabling officials to provide high quality data and carry out analysis to support policy making. It is a cross-cutting thematic area, inviting finance officials across all public institutions, who deal with compilation and dissemination of macroeconommic statistics or/and carrying out macro/micro-economic analysis and forecasting. Tell me more →

  • Leadership for Managing Reforms

    In line with the overall vision of the CEF, in this thematic area, we support people, teams and institutions to envision, design, and implement policy reforms. Tell me more →

  • Tax Policy and Administration

    The program continues to support tax administrations and other relevant beneficiary institutions in increasing the efficiency and fairness of revenue administrations and reducing the costs of compliance in line with EU recommendations and international good practices. Corresponding to the technology and transparency developments that drive the modern age of tax, the program focuses also on digital security, e-services, communication, and trust. The program also concentrates on the consequences of Covid-19 pandemic, which gravely hit the economies of the CEF constituency. Tell me more →