REPARIS - Strategische Partnerschaft, Phase II
The Road to Europe: Program of Accounting Reform and Institutional Strengthening (REPARIS) is a regional program aimed at creating a transparent policy environment and effective institutional framework for corporate reporting. The program is designed around the introduction, implementation, and effective enforcement of relevant portions of the EU acquis communautaire with a view to contribute to foreign direct and portfolio investment, foster private and financial sector developments, improve the business environment and investment climate, and facilitate potential integration into (or harmonization with) the European Union.
The program consists of five components
1) Reform Momentum and Regional Cooperation
2) Curricula Development and Education and Training Reform in Accounting and Auditing
3) Moving Forward in Accounting and Auditing
4) Implementation support, Monitoring and Evaluation, Results Framework and Knowledge Management
5) Program Management and Trust Fund Administration
In the Kick-off phase which ended in June 2009 the foundation was laid for a longer lasting strategic partnership between the Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR) based in Vienna and the OEZA and other Austrian and possibly international donors and stakeholders.
The second phase will build the results achieved especially regarding the strengthening of cooperation between the beneficiary countries and the high level support of the program by decision makers.
The methodology of the program is based on expert workshops on high and working level, face to face and distance knowledge exchange, building communities of practice as driving forces in the different countries, providing technical support to opinion leaders.