25 to 26 February 2021

Transposition of the PIF Directive into National Legislation Annual Forum on Combating Fraud in the EU

Published 1 month ago

Objective

Given the diverging national criminal rules concerning fraud and other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the European Union and the divergence of sanctions among Member States, the 2017 PIF Directive seeks to harmonise the definitions, sanctions and prescription periods of the offences affecting the Union’s financial interests. Such a minimal harmonisation would also affect the effectiveness of investigations and prosecutions by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), considering that its competence is defined by reference to the PIF Directive and, therefore, to the different national legislations implementing it.

The deadline for the transposition of the PIF Directive was 6 July 2019. Since the PIF Directive is intertwined with the Regulation establishing the EPPO, this event will assess whether the objectives which the Directive sought to achieve have been fulfilled.

Key topics

  • Presentation of the key features of the 2017 PIF Directive
  • Focus on the transposition of the Directive in EU Member States
  • Experiences to date in various Member States
  • Case studies
  • Future synergies between OLAF and EPPO

Who should attend?

The event is co-financed by the European Commission under the Hercule III Programme managed by OLAF.

It is addressed to judges, prosecutors, government officials, lawyers in private practice and other stakeholders.
The conference fee is €65.

It is also an event for the presidents and members of the national associations for the protection of the financial interests of the European Union.

Interactive online conference

The online conference will be hosted on ERA’s own online platform. Participants will be able to interact immediately and directly with top-level speakers and other participants. As the platform is hosted on our own server, the highest security settings will be applied to ensure that you can participate safely in this high-quality online seminar.

For more information on the programme and registration, please navigate to the event website.