05.11.2021, 17:00

11th Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents within the PCC SEE

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia - The 11th Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents within PCC SEE, organised under the auspices of the PCC SEE Chairmanship-in-Office of the Republic of North Macedonia with support from the PCC SEE Secretariat, took place in Skopje on 4 and 5 November 2021. Experts with operational experience as well as a background in forensics from the 12 PCC SEE Contracting Parties exchanged presentations on new forms and trends in document forgery, focusing more specifically on document fraud connected to the phenomena of irregular migration flows, relevant forensic approaches, discussed common challenges encountered in their daily work and continued with the good practice of exchanging national specimens. Representatives from the German Federal Police, the Frontex Centre of Excellence for Combatting Document Fraud, French National Police and IOM contributed to the meeting with relevant presentations and ongoing efforts in the important area of combatting document forgery.