To help participants learn through visual experience, EUBAM Rafah organized a study visit to the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) headquarters in Brussels for five selected managers from the General Administration for Borders and Crossings on 18-20 June 2019.
The study visit tackled the different activities undertaken by OLAF in the fields of anti-fraud and combating corruption with particular focus on investigation procedures and review processes in addition to external aid investigation, data analysis and fraud prevention.
Officials from different EU institutions and directorates such as the European Commission and the Taxation and Customs Union shared their knowledge and experiences with the visiting Palestinian delegation. This visit offered the participants an opportunity for immersion with the work atmosphere and environment of OLAF and other EU bodies and allowed them to ask the experts about their particular expertise.
The European Union Border Assistance Mission at the Rafah Crossing Point – code name EUBAM Rafah – was launched in November 2005 to monitor the operations of the border crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, after Israel and the Palestinian Authority concluded an Agreement on Movement and Access on 15 November 2005.
European Union Border Assistance Mission in Rafah (EUBAM in Rafah)