17 to 18 October 2022 Lisbon, Portugal

Annual Forum on Combating Fraud in the EU 2022

Special toolkits of investigation techniques to better protect the EU financial interests

Published 1 year, 9 months ago


The overall objective of the OLAF Anti-Fraud Strategy is to improve the prevention and detection of fraud, as well as the conditions for its investigation, whilst achieving an adequate level of reparation and deterrence. Private entities, Member States and ultimately the European Union itself face an ever-increasing range of challenges within the financial crime arena. As a result, there is a growing focus on making greater use of intelligence and methods that help prevent fraud rather than just responding to them.

This event will scrutinise how the use of modern investigative techniques and the use of intelligence can lead to preventive actions, improve detection and make investigations more efficient and effective in combating fraud affecting the EU’s financial interests.

The overall aim of this event is to show from a practical perspective how close cooperation, information exchange and complementary tasks can guarantee a more effective fight against all types of fraud affecting the EU financial interests.

Key topics

  • Presentation of the key features of the 2017 PIF Directive
  • Modern techniques and methodologies to prevent PIF offences
  • A view from the coalface: work carried out at local level by national authorities
  • Case studies/lessons (to be) learnt
  • EU frauds and fundamental rights implications
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the PIF offences

The conference is financially supported by the EU's Anti-Fraud Programme. It is addressed to judges, prosecutors, government officials, lawyers in private practice and other stakeholders as well as to the presidents and members of the national associations for the protection of the financial interests of the European Union.

For details on the programme, fees, registration, etc., navigate to the conference website.