European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point joined efforts with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to deliver a training on cross-border irregularities and frauds on 26-27 November in Jericho, Palestine.
The training "Cross-Border Irregularities and Frauds; Anti-Corruption Preventive Measures” built on the findings and outcomes of an earlier workshop that was held in March and focused on the investigations on border related frauds. It came as the first among a comprehensive project aimed at strengthening GABC and the capacities of the different border agencies working under its umbrella in order to fight corruption and border related frauds.
The training targeted 43 participants from the General Administration for Borders and Crossings (GABC), members of the border agencies as well as PACC. Through the exchange of knowledge and the active discussions, participants have become more familiar with international and domestic methods in tackling cross-border irregularities and frauds through the application of key principles and the use of best relevant practices.
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.