Central Means of Payment Antifraud Office (UCAMP) A Community strategy to protect the Euro in the Mediterranean area Action Plan on Exchange Assistance and Training for the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting Pericles Programme Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ghana, Egypt, France, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Republic of San Marino, Senegal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the Vatican City State. Rome, 18 -20 November 2014 Ministry of Economy and Finance RGS – Conference Room Via XX Settembre, 97 Rome 18 November 2014 9:00 AM Welcome speech 10:30 - 10:50 Participants’ registration ON. Enrico Zanetti, Undersecretary of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy Introduction 10:50 - 11:10 Ms. Letizia Radoni, Bank of Italy - “Bank of Italy supervisory role against euro counterfeiting”. 11:10 - 11:30 Colonel TST Giovanni Avitabile, Guardia di Finanza, Italy“Organised Crime and Counterfeiting: the experience of Guardia di Finanza and way forward”. 11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break 12:00 – 12:20 Mr. Luca Pierini, European Commission/European Antifraud (OLAF) - “The role of the European Commission in protecting the euro, latest developments at European level”. 12:20 – 12:40 Mr. Armin Greif, European Central Bank -“The European Central Bank actions to protect the Euro”. 12:40 – 13:00 Q&A 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Session I Counterfeiting techniques. Technical and statistical data 14:30 - 14:50 Mr. Antonio Adinolfi, Director, Central Means of Payment Antifraud Office (UCAMP), Ministry of Economy and Finance,Italy " Analysis of statistical data". 15:10 - 15:30 Mr. Francesco Lo Voi, Eurojust –“Transnational investigations regarding Euro counterfeiting: the experience of Eurojust”. Mr Jeroen Peeters, Europol - “The role of Europol as being European Central Office for countering Euro counterfeiting”. 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break *16:00 - 17:30 Side-Meeting with Algeria, Egypt, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, ECB and OLAF 14:50 - 15:10 19 November 2014 9:00 - 10:00 Session II Workshop A (10:00 – 17:30) Workshop B (10:00 – 17:30) Participants’ registration Workshops topic: Role of the Central banks and financial intermediaries in fighting the counterfeiting of the euro and other currencies discussion: the comparison of the anti-counterfeiting legislations. The security features. The authentication of Euro Banknotes/Coins and detection of counterfeit money. The methods to step up the fight against counterfeiting. Share of best practices, evaluation previous Pericles programme. topic: Criminal investigations – case studies – lesson learnt – improve police cooperation regarding currency counterfeiting discussion: case studies regarding relevant criminal cross– border investigations carried out by national law enforcement administrations: lesson learnt – best practices – Network among specialized units fighting against currency counterfeiting. Statistics about crime. Expertise and technical support for investigations and operations. International cooperation against transnational crime. Seizure and confiscation. The role of technical assistance. 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break 20 November 2014 09:00 – 09:30 Participants’ registration Session III Italian Legal framework 09:30 – 09:50 Ms. Rita Camporeale, ABI - “Cash use and cash handling in Italy: ABI's role”. 09:50 – 10:10 Mr. Stefano Grossi - Alessandra De Castro, Sogei Spa – “New tool – Click view” 10:10 – 10:30 10:30 – 11:00 11:00 – 11:20 Mr. Nello Rossi, Prosecution Office of Rome, Italy – “Italian and Member States prosecutor cooperation issues”. Coffee break Mr. Piero Marraffa, UCIFM, – Ministry of Interior, Central Office of Currency Counterfeiting (UCIFM), Italy - “Analysis and coordination of investigations”. 11:20 – 13:00 Q&A 13:00 – 14.30 Lunch 14:30 – 15:30 Summarizing results and conclusions from workshops A / B Distribution of certificates of participation 15:30 - 17:30 Guided visit to the State Mint and Polygraphic Institute permanent Exibition Hall of Medals and Coins located inside the Building.