Claudio Kavrecic

Claudio Kavrecic

  • Head of Centre of Excellence for Combating Document Fraud
  • Frontex, Poland

Claudio Kavrecic joined Frontex in July 2007 and worked in the Operations Division of Frontex as Head of Air Border Sector, leading external border operations the EU airports until January 2018. Since, he started the Centre of Excellence in Frontex and participates regularly in ICAO, European Commission and INTERPOL meetings related to document and identity fraud.
Prior to joining Frontex, he served as Chief of Operations of the Italian Polizia di Stato, leading 200 officers at the Venice border police. His background encompasses police and frontier control, incorporating integrated border management, transnational-criminal investigations, counter-terrorism, asylum/refugee management, and international cooperation.


  • ID / Document Fraud

    Criminals and terrorists historically often make use of fake and genuine identity and travel documents to enable their illegal activities. The adoption of Entry/Exit systems and data will no doubt make this more difficult but we should anticipate that criminals and terrorists will use their undoubted ingenuity and considerable resources to circumvent this problem. So, what is the future of identity fraud and how do we put in place mechanisms to identify the vulnerabilities. And once identified the vulnerabilities in the systems how do we plug the gaps and ensure that those gaps and plugs are shared with colleagues worldwide? With different agencies having developed different programs, how can these work together to the benefit of the international border management community?