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Bruxelles, Belgium, 29 April 2022

Workshop with beneficiaries of Hercule III technical assistance

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The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), organises multiple events (conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings) per year. The organisation of such events is subject to the sanitary conditions prevailing at the relevant time.

Who are we?

The European Union budget finances a wide range of programmes and projects which improve the lives of citizens across the EU and beyond. The improper use of funds provided by the Union budget or the evasion of the taxes, duties and levies, which fund the Union budget directly harms European citizens and prejudices the entire European project.
While it has an individual independent status for the investigative function, OLAF is also part of the European Commission, under the responsibility of Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Budget and Administration.

Our mission
OLAF fulfills its mission by:

  • carrying out independent investigations into fraud and corruption involving EU funds, so as to ensure that all EU taxpayers' money reaches projects that can create jobs and growth in all Europe;
  • contributing to strenghtening citizens' trust in the EU Institutions by investigating serious misconduct by EU staff and members of the EU Institutions;
  • developing a sound EU anti-fraud policy.


Friday, 29 April 2022

  1. 09:15

    Welcoming coffee and registration of participants

  2. 10:00


    Ms Beatriz Sanz Redrado, Director General Affairs – OLAF.D, and Mr Georg Roebling, Head of Unit and Dep. to the Director - OLAF.D.1

  3. 10:15

    Highlights from Hercule III 2014-2020

    Ms Kristin Ennis, Call Coordinator - OLAF.D.1

  4. 10.25

    Hercule III Evaluation 2021 – the main conclusions

    Ms Vanessa Ludden, RAMBOLL Management Consulting Belgium

  5. 10:40

    Coffee / tea break

  6. 10:55

    The main features of the Union Anti-Fraud Programme

    Ms Sorina Buksa, Head of Sector - OLAF.D.1

  7. 11:10

    The new ‘Customs Control Equipment Instrument’

    Mr Svetlin Valchev Acting Head of Unit - TAXUD.A.1

  8. 11:20

    Exchange of views: how can the UAFP better support Member States? What additional support is expected? New needs and priorities?

    Mr Georg Roebling

  9. 12:00

    Q & A: Your questions / comments on preparing an UAFP application


  10. 12:25

    Wrap-up morning session and preparation afternoon

  11. 12:30

    Group Photo

  12. 12:35

    Lunch break

    (with walking buffet offered)
  13. 14:00

    2 Break out Groups - see groups

    Break out 1: Detection Equipment

    (with interpretation)

    Moderators: Mr Georg Roebling (OLAF.D.1), Mr Svetlin Valchev (TAXUD.A.1)

    Break out 2: Forensic and investigative Equipment

    (English only)

    Moderator: Mr Konstantinos Bovalis (Head of Unit OLAF.C.3)

  14. 16:30

    End of meeting