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UPDATE - CIGAR Workshop 2020 and Phd Seminar

We would like to draw your attention to the CIGAR Workshop 2020 that will take place on June 16-17 2020  in the Campus Drammen of the University of South-Eastern Norway, in Norway. The theme of the CIGAR workshop is ‘The Quality of Public Sector Audit: Profession, Institutions and Standards’. A PhD Workshop will be held on June 15, 2020.


For the detailed programme of the CIGAR Workshop 2020 and the IPSASB 2nd Research Forum -2020 click here.


Due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation, both CIGAR Workshop and IPSASB Research Forum are organised online, whilst doctoral students are offered feedback personally by members of the organising committee.

Registration deadline: 15 May 2020
Registration is obligatory to attend the event
Participants can attend both online events free of charge.

Tentative Program

Programme for CIGAR Workshop - 16th June 2020
09:30 – 17:00 CIGAR Workshop

Programme for CIGAR Workshop - 17th June 2020
09:30 – 12:00 CIGAR Workshop

Programme for IPSASB Research Forum - 17th June 2020
14:00 – 17:00 IPSASB Research Forum

For more information please visit

Important dates (for the workshop)

  • The deadline for abstract submissions (max 2 pages) is February 15, 2020 March 1, 2020
  • Acceptance will be notified to the author(s) by March 31, 2020.
  • Full papers should be submitted by May 31, 2020

Abstracts should be sent to Chamara Kuruppu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Special Issue entitled “The Quality of Public Sector Audit: Profession, Institutions and Standards” in Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management (JPBAFM) will be published in 2022

Convenors and Special Issue editors: Pawan Adhikari, Anatoli Bourmistrov, Chamara Kuruppu and Giuseppe Grossi

Important dates (for the Phd Seminar)

  • Doctoral proposal submissions (about 20 pages) is March 1, 2020.
  • Acceptance will be notified by March 25, 2020.
  • Final proposal submission is May 10, 2020.

For the call for papers click here!

For accessing the CIGAR Workshop website click here.

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