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Courses, conferences and seminars typically last a week and are held in a training institute in one of the Member States1.

Residential activities provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of a subject. Teaching often features case studies and participants are encouraged to share best practices.

All applications for residential activities must be made through your CEPOL National Unit.

1Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom are not considered Member States in relation to CEPOL in accordance with Protocol 22 on the position of Denmark and Protocol 21 on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice, annexed to the TEU and to the TFEU.

CEPOL’s online learning platform is open to all EU law enforcement officers and is free to use.

Online learning is a good way to learn at your own pace and in your own time. You can choose from webinars, online modules or joining communities of practice.

To take part in online learning, you must be a registered e-Net user.

List of 2016 CEPOL Webinars

EU Policy Cycle 2014-2017

  • 1/2016 European Agenda on Security (CEPOL)
  • 2/2016 EMPACT priority: Illegal immigration (CEPOL)
  • 3/2016 EMPACT priority: Trafficking in Human Beings (CEPOL)
  • 4/2016 EMPACT priority: Counterfeit goods (CEPOL)
  • 5/2016 EMPACT priority: Excise fraud (CEPOL)
  • 6/2016 EMPACT priority: MTIC fraud (CEPOL)
  • 7/2016 New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in the EU (CEPOL)
  • 8/2016 Introduction to the EMCDDA (CEPOL)
  • 9/2016 EMPACT priority: Synthetic drugs - operational and investigative instruments to combat synthetic drugs (CEPOL)
  • 10/2016 Illicit psychoactive substance laboratory detection and dismantling (RS)
  • 11/2016 EMPACT priority: Cocaine and heroin trafficking (CEPOL)
  • 12/2016 Combating payment card fraud - Airline Fraud Investigation Procedure (EL)
  • 13/2016 EMPACT priority: Cybercrime - CSE (CEPOL)
  • 14/2016 EMPACT priority: Cyber-attacks (CEPOL)
  • 15/2016 EMPACT priority: Cyber–attacks investigation tool – practical exercise (CEPOL in cooperation with ECTEF and EC3)
  • 16/2016 Cybercrime: trends (CEPOL)
  • 17/2016 EMPACT priority: Firearms trafficking (CEPOL)
  • 18/2016 EMPACT priority: Organised property crime (CEPOL)

Other organised international crime

  • 19/2016 Combating and preventing the corruption (CZ)
  • 20/2016 Asset recovery (HU)
  • 21/2016 Money laundering regarding to VAT frauds in intra community supply of goods (CEPOL)
  • 22/2016 Wildlife trafficking (CEPOL)
  • 23/2016 Illegal gambling and organised crime (IT)


  • 24/2016 Counter-terrorism (CEPOL)

Special law enforcement techniques

  • 25/2016 Drones: uses, legislations and perspectives in Europe (FR)
  • 26/2016 Traffic safety and crime control - integrative approach (DE)
  • 27/2016 Explosive device analysis (CEPOL)
  • 28/2016 Forensic work on the crime scene (CEPOL)
  • 29/2016 ID analysis - document protection features (CEPOL)
  • 30/2016 Evaluation of mixed DNA profiles (i.e. profiles resulting from more than one donor) (CEPOL)
  • 31/2016 Image and video processing (tbd)
  • 32/2016 Image comparison (tbd)
  • 33/2016 Digital Video Recorders (DVR) examination (tbd)
  • 34/2016 Crime scene photography (tbd)
  • 35/2016 Latent print photography (tbd)
  • 36/2016 Suggestibility and false confessions - potential risks in investigative interviewing (LT)

EU police and judicial cooperation and networks

  • 37/2016 Schengen Evaluation procedures according to Regulation 1053/2013 (in Greek) (EL)
  • 38/2016 International police cooperation in Greece – EUROPOL, INTERPOL, SIRENE channels – Liaison Officers (in Greek) (EL)
  • 39/2016 Mandate and operational action of Hellenic SIRENE Bureau - procedures regarding alerts, hits and new features on SIS II (in Greek) (EL)
  • 40/2016 Use of EUROPOL tools for the investigation of cases (CEPOL)
  • 41/2016 Single Point of Contact (SPOC) concerning cross-border police cooperation and information exchange (CEPOL)
  • 42/2016 Privacy Impact Assessment plan, management and monitoring (CEPOL)
  • 43/2016 Use of INTERPOL's tools for the prevention and detection of crime (CEPOL)
  • 44/2016 Joint Investigation Teams (CEPOL)
  • 45/2016 Schengen Evaluation (CEPOL)
  • 46/2016 Exchange of information and best practices regarding the alerts for arrest for surrender or extradition purposes and alerts on missing minors- art. 26 and art. 32 - SIS II (CEPOL)
  • 47/2016 Practical experiences of Member States in implementing art. 36.3 and art. 38 as linked alerts (CEPOL)
  • 48/2016 The Hot Pursuit operations according to the rules foreseen by the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement (Art. 41 CISA) (CEPOL)
  • 49/2016 The Cross-border Surveillance operations according to the rules foreseen by the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement (Art. 40 CISA) (CEPOL)
  • 50/2016 The outcome of the study on integrating entry bans and return decisions into SIS (CEPOL)
  • 51/2016 The outcome of the SIS architecture study (CEPOL)
  • 52/2016 The outcome of the SIS overall evaluation (CEPOL)
  • 53/2016 VIS basic (CEPOL)
  • 54/2016 Introduction of eu-LISA (CEPOL)

External dimension of the area of Freedom, Security and Justice

  • 55/2016 PCC SEE: connecting the EU and the Western Balkans (PCC SEE)

Maintenance of law and order and public security

  • 56/2016 Kynopol network - future needs and possibilities (HU)
  • 57/2016 Emergency situations management (CEPOL)

Leadership, learning, training and language development

  • 58/2016 Leadership and police performance (DE)
  • 59/2016 Innovative training methods and teaching tools (CEPOL)
  • 60/2016 Training quality assessment methods within EU Law Enforcement training institutions (CEPOL)
  • 61/2016 LMS support to learning and training activities / Course Image 8.0 (CEPOL)
  • 62/2016 CEPOL Webinars: a tool for professionalisation in stand-alone and blended training contexts (CEPOL)
  • 63/2016 European Police Exchange Programme 2016 (CEPOL)

Research and science / crime prevention

  • 64/2016 Internal validation procedures for forensic DNA labs (CEPOL)

Fundamental rights

  • 65/2016 Interviewing children victims and witnesses of crime (CEPOL)
  • 66/2016 Persons with disabilities (CEPOL)
  • 67/2016 Roma integration strategies: challenges for law enforcement? (CEPOL)
  • 68/2016 LGBTI and law enforcement (CEPOL)
  • 69/2016 Diversity, non-discrimination or discriminatory ethnic profiling (CEPOL)
  • 70/2016 Police and public relations / media cooperation in a diverse society (CEPOL)
  • 71/2016 Police human resources management in a diverse society (CEPOL)
  • 72/2016 Hate crime: encouraging reporting and ensuring recording of bias motivated incidents (CEPOL)
  • 73/2016 Ensuring rights of victims of crime (CEPOL)
  • 74/2016 Severe forms of labour exploitation – cooperation between police and labour inspectorates (CEPOL)
  • 75/2016 Gender-based violence (CEPOL)
  • 76/2016 Human rights and police ethics/ detention conditions and handling of detained persons (CEPOL)
  • 77/2016 Data protection and handling/processing of personal data according to EU legislation (CEPOL)
  • 78/2016 Effective steps against bullying and cyber bullying (HU)
  • 79/2016 How can I claim my rights at the European Court of Human Rights? The Individual Complaint Procedure under Article 34 of the European Convention of Human Rights (DE)

The European Police Exchange Programme is a CEPOL flagship activity, offering law enforcement staff the opportunity to spend up 6 days / 5 nights with a counterpart in another country.

This programme fulfils CEPOL’s mission to foster European and international law enforcement cooperation through training to the benefit of European citizens through the following objectives:

  • to promote mobility and allow the exchange of police and other law enforcement officials, in the framework of practice-related training programmes;
  • to establish a common and shared practical knowledge in different law enforcement fields;
  • to disseminate and share, at the EU level, good policing practice;
  • to contribute to the creation of a European law enforcement culture;
  • to encourage mutual learning and networking in the framework of European law enforcement cooperation.

The European Police Exchange Programme will comprise exchange programmes for:

  • law enforcement officers and experts
  • law enforcement leaders
  • law enforcement trainers
  • researchers
  • participants within the frame of interagency cooperation
  • ENP Eastern Partnership-Western Balkan countries and Turkey

All topics covered by the Exchange Programme have been identified by CEPOL as priority thematic areas and most have a European or cross-border dimension.

To take part in an exchange, participants must:

  • have a minimum of three years’ work experience in the field of interest;
  • speak at least one foreign language;
  • preferably be new to the Exchange Programme;
  • commit to cascading their newly gained knowledge to colleagues at a national and European level.

Law enforcement staff interested in taking part in the European Police Exchange Programme can contact their National Exchange Coordinator (contact list is available on e-Net for registered users).


Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032