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DiEPSAm project: completed! Textbook now available: open access!

Completion of DiEPSAm Project on “European Public Sector Accounting“ with textbook publication

The EU funded Erasmus+ project “Developing and Implementing European Public Sector Accounting modules” (DiEPSAm) was successfully completed in August 2019. The five European universities Coimbra/Portugal (Prof. Dr. Susana Jorge), Leicester (Dr. Andy Wynne), JKU Linz (Prof. Dr. Dennis Hilgers, Dr. Lisa Schmidthuber), Rostock (Prof. Dr. Peter C. Lorson, Dr. Ellen Haustein) and Tampere (Prof. Dr. Lasse Oulasvirta) were involved in the project.

The project discusses accounting systems and accounting norms in the public sector as practised today – especially in the project’s EU partner countries, against the background of harmonisation efforts through International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and within the EU by means of the European Public Sector Accounting Standards (EPSAS) project. As a result, a unique set of English-language lectures was developed at the participating European project universities. This will enable students to acquire knowledge of public sector accounting as a highly topical issue in a growing labour market sector and, at the same time, improve their media, digitalisation and English skills. All teaching materials can be used by other universities, private or public institutions, or individuals without restrictions:

- Teaching materials and videos available at http://offene.uni-rostock.de/online-course-european-public-sector-accounting

- Textbook European Public Sector Accounting available at https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1861-6

Universities may use these materials e.g. for designing (online) courses in Bachelor or Master Programmes between 1 and 6 ECTS and other parties, e.g. for self-study purpose.

Background information on the DiEPSAm project is available here www.diepsam.uni-rostock.de

NEWS 11.11.2019