In addition to its independent investigative work, OLAF also plays an active role in the development of EU anti-fraud policies as a European Commission service. The Office is regularly at the forefront of drafting and negotiating legislation concerning the protection of the EU’s financial interests against fraud and corruption.
It is thanks to its solid investigative expertise, that OLAF can support the EU institutions in furthering a sound legal framework that offers ever-improved protection to the EU budget and to taxpayers’ money.
OLAF's main activities in the field of shaping anti-fraud policy are the following:
- develops comprehensive anti-fraud policies and legislation
- carries out analysis to identify threats and vulnerabilities
- recommends anti-fraud measures to Commission departments, EU institutions and Bodies, Offices and Agencies
- gathers information from its own operational experience and other sources and shares these through databases and applications
- strengthens cooperation with EU and non-EU countries
- raises awareness via seminars, conferences, trainings.