08.11.2018, 11:16

8th Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Exchange of Information regarding Forged and Fake Travel Documents within PCC SEE

Tirana, Albania - The 8th 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 Albanian Chairmanship in Office with support from the PCC SEE Secretariat, took place in Tirana on 5-7 November 2018. Experts with operational experience (border police) as well as a background in forensics from the 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 and security feature descriptions of travel documents issued in their countries. Representatives from the European Commission, EU agencies, international organisations and countries beyond the PCC SEE complemented the meeting with relevant presentations and ongoing efforts in the important area of combatting document fraud.