In 2004 the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
reached out to over two thousand stakeholders
with its programme of visits and conferences.
During 69 visits to the Office and 4 conferences
organised in Brussels, OLAF representatives
provided information about their work against
fraud and corruption in the EU. In addition
to this, OLAF helped finance a further 5
training events outside Brussels.
In 2004 OLAF received 69 groups of visitors
(compared with 54 in 2003 and 43 in 2002)
with a total of 995 participants. The Office
also organised 4 conferences and seminars
in Brussels involving a total of 450 participants.
Under the annual grant programme 'Training
in the area of the fight against fraud'
OLAF also funded a further 5 training events
in other Member States in 2004, reaching
out to over 600 participants.
These activities are aimed at stakeholders
in the fight against fraud and corruption
and at the interested public. They help
support OLAF's operations and investigations
by raising awareness of the Office's
legal basis and the way in which it works.
To this end OLAF presented its work to a
range of individuals from judges, prosecutors,
customs and police officers, to auditors,
officials in the field of public finance,
lawyers, university students and representatives
of civil society coming from national parliaments,
International Organisations, administrative
control and law enforcement authorities
as well as from other public and private
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(1) European Bank for Reconstruction
and Development, European Investment Bank,
UN Food an Agriculture Organization, Inter-American
Development Bank, International Fund for
Agricultural Development, UN Oil For Food
Program, World Food Program, UNDP, Unesco,
UNHCR, UNODC, USAID, German Federal Parliament,
Latvian Parliament, Swedish Parliament,
Austrian Ministry of Finance, Belgian Ministry
of Finance, Dutch Ministry of Finance, Spanish
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Slovak Ministry
of Finance, Bulgarian Ministry of Labour,
Danish Board of Customs and Taxation, Sweden's
Economic Crime Bureau, UK Serious Fraud
Office, Czech police, Italian Carabinieri,
Portuguese Policia Judiciaria, Spanish Guardia
Civil, French Ecole Nationale de Magistrature,
Italian Police Institute, Polish Police
School, amongst others.