21 to 22 October 2019 Barcelona, Spain

Detecting and Preventing Fraud Affecting EU Financial Interests

Annual Forum on Combating Fraud in the EU 2019

Published 5 years, 2 months ago

Organizer Academy of European Law (ERA)
Link Event website
Contact Elizabeth Greenwood


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 intelligence can lead to preventive actions, improve detection and make investigations more efficient and effective in combating fraud affecting the EU’s financial interests.

Key topics

  • Role and powers of OLAF in fighting fraud
  • EPPO, OLAF, Eurojust and the Member States working together to prevent and fight fraud detrimental to the financial interests of the EU
  • An intelligence-led approach to preventing fraud: experiences in Member States
  • Role and powers of the Financial Intelligence Units: proactive planning and decision-making
  • Challenges regarding cyber-related and other online fraud
  • How a more proactive, intelligence-led approach to detecting and preventing fraud can assist the work of OLAF and the EPPO

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors, government officials, in-house counsel, lawyers in private practice and other stakeholders.

The conference is subject to a registration procedure which is not open yet. For further information, please visit the event website.