23 to 24 October 2023 Bucharest, Romania

Towards a More Proactive Intelligence-Led Approach to Preventing Fraud

Affecting the EU Financial Interests

Published 11 months, 3 weeks 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 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
  • An intelligence-led approach to preventing fraud: experiences in the 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
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the PIF offences

Who should attend?

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

The conference will be attended by the presidents and members of the national associations for the protection of the financial interests of the European Union.

Details on the program, fee and registration can be found on the event website.