The Audit Authority (AdA - Autorità di Audit) is designated at the Verification and Control Unit of the Department for Economic Development and Cohesion, a body whose functions have already been transferred to the Agency for Territorial Cohesion as set out in art. 10 ‘Urgent measures for strengthening cohesion policies’ contained in the Decree-Law of 31 August 2013, no. 101.
The activities may be functionally grouped according to the following main areas:
that audit activities are conducted to ascertain the efficient functioning of the management and control system of the Operational Programme
that audit activities are carried out on a sample of operations suitable for the purpose of verifying the expenses declared
that audits are conducted in line with international standards and that the persons carrying them out are functionally autonomous and not subject to the risk of any conflict of interests.