NSAS 2022

Färöarna / the Faroe Islands
is host for Nordic State Audit Seminar 2022
Date: 12 May 2022
Theme: Digitalization and Organization of State Audit

A hybrid conference. Follow on Youtube here.


Please note: Faroe Islands is on GMT, i.e. Danish/Swedish time minus 1 hour

09.00 Introduction by Beinta Dam & Kim Klarskov Jeppesen

09.15 Riksrevisjonen’s experience with machine learning in auditing, Jan Roar Beckstrøm, Riksrevisjonen

09.45 Digitalization of audit evidence in the annual audits, Thomas Bugge Hansen & Anton Johansen, Rigsrevisionen

10.15 Coffee break

10.30 Audit Data Analytics in Public Sector Audit, Kim Klarskov Jeppesen, Copenhagen Business School

11.00 Auditing algorithms, Jan Roar Beckstrøm, Riksrevisjonen

11.30 Debate on the potential and consequences of digitalization of public sector audit. Moderator: Kim Klarskov Jeppesen

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Comparing the Danish and Canadian SAI’s strategies to achieve neutrality and legitimacy in their performance audits, Peter Triantafillou, Roskilde University

13.30 NPM: Can we get too much governance, control and standardizatoin? Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud, Oslo Metropolitan University

14.00 The audit, control and evaluation in the public sector - implications of hybrid governance, Jarmo Vakkuri, Tampere University

14.30 Trust-based public management and its implications for audit, inspection and evaluation, Louise Bringselius, Lund University

15.00 Coffee break

15.15 SAIs and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Rolf Elm-Larsen

15.45 MP Firefighting and the institutional logic, Hallbera West, University of the Faroe Islands

16.15 The future of public sector audit, Åge Johnsen, Oslo Metropolitan University, Kim K. Jeppesen, CBS

16.30 Debate on the presented organizational aspects of public sector audit. Moderator Åge Johnsen

16.55 Concluding remarks by Beinta Dam and Kim Klarskov Jeppesen

17.00 Conference closed


The National Audit Office of the Faroe Islands

Copenhagen Business School

Program committee

  • Beinta Dam, The National Audit Office of the Faroe Islands
  • Kim Klarskov Jeppesen, Copenhagen Business School
  • Louise Bringselius, Lund University
  • Åge Johnsen, OsloMet
  • Jarmo Vakkuri, Tampere University

Registration etc.

Please register by emailing postur@lg.fo no later than 6th May, 2022. Participation in the conference is free, but hotel is not included. See hotel booking information below.

Hotel information

Landsgrannskoðanin has made a preliminary room reservation at Hotel Føroyar - https://hotelforoyar.com/ and at city Hotel Tórshavn - https://hoteltorshavn.fo/en/

These rooms need to be booked directly with the hotels either by e-mail or by phone. 

HOTEL FØROYAR - Res no 472210 - https://hotelforoyar.com/

E-mail: hf@hotelforoyar.fo

Phone: 00298 317500

You need to refer to Res no 472210 in order to get a contracted rate:

Deluxe sea view single room – 1080 dkk per night incl breakfast.

Deluxe sea view double or twin room – 1250 dkk per night incl breakfast.


HOTEL TÓRSHAVN - Res no 472212 - https://hoteltorshavn.fo/en/

E-mail: ht@hoteltorshavn.fo  

Phone: 00298 350000

You need to refer to Res no 472212 in order to get a contracted rate:

Medium single room – 890 dkk per night incl breakfast.

Medium double room – 1090 dkk per night incl breakfast.

The hotels need the following information from the guests:

  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Full name/s and Nationality.
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Credit card to guarantee the reservation – a payment link will be sent via e-mail.


Hotel Føroyar can hold this preliminary booking with contract rates until 15-02-2022. After this date unsold rooms will be released, and hotel rack rates apply.


Atlantic Airways has flights to the Faroe Islands from Copenhagen (2-3 times per day), Oslo (Wednesday and Sunday) or Reykjavik (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), see https://www.atlantic.fo/fo

SAS also has flights to the Faroe Islands, see www.sas.dk

Early booking is recommended since many tourists visits the Faroe Islands in the summer.

Online participation

The organizers consider online participation as an option. In case of Corona restrictions on travelling, the conference is hold online.