20.12.2013, 11:54

3rd Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents within PCC S


The third Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents, convened under the auspices of the Austrian Chairmanship-in-Office and with support from the PCC SEE Secretariat, took place on 19 December 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The meeting was attended by national representatives with operational experience and knowledge in the area of forged and fake travel documents and background in forensics from the Contracting Parties.

The participants exchanged genuine specimens and presented recent trends and developments in the field of detecting fake and forged travel documents. They were acquainted with the Border Sentry world-wide web application, being developed under the DCAF Border Security Programme, and discussed the possibilities of using this application as a platform for the exchange of alerts regarding fake and forged travel documents. Further steps and goals were also defined. The working group is expected to meet again in April 2014.