11.05.2022, 17:00

12th Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents within the PCC SEE


12th Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents within the PCC SEE

12th Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents within the PCC SEE

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia - the 12th Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents within the PCC SEE, organised under the auspices of the PCC SEE Chairmanship-in-Office of the Republic of Moldova with support from the PCC SEE Secretariat, took place on 10 and 11 May 2022.

Experts from the 12 PCC SEE Contracting Parties continued with their established good practice of exchanging expertise and experience on new forms, methods and misuse of detected forged and fake travel documents, focusing more specifically on detected document fraud connected to the irregular migration flows and the ongoing crises in Ukraine. The meeting also served as an opportunity to exchange genuine specimens and security feature descriptions of the newest travel documents issued in their countries.

Representatives from the Frontex Centre of Excellence for Combatting Document Fraud, Interpol, the German Federal Police and the French National Police shared on-going efforts in the field of combatting document fraud, as well as relevant information on new findings and risk analysis related to existing and new modus operandi of OCGs active in the production of forged documents.