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The purpose of CEPOL's Common Curricula is to provide recommendations about police training on specific subjects with a European dimension. Member States can then use the recommendations within their national police training programmes according to their individual needs. The Common Curricula also provides the basic ideas and elements for CEPOL's courses and seminars. The subjects of the Common Curricula are determined by the Governing Board and are in line with the priorities outlined at a European level (European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Parliament, Chief of Police Task Force, etc.). For more information about the Common Curricula, please read the Governing Board Decision 29/2006/GB.

Competency-based education differs from traditional training in many ways. It can be characterised as a shift from training to learning and development, from teacher's activities to student activities, from a curriculum aiming at content and profession to a curriculum aiming at competencies and the daily practice of the profession.

So far CEPOL has developed three competency profiles aimed at the international dimension of a job which build upon and respect the national requirements in the Member States.

CEPOL has developed competency profiles for:

Read more about "Competency Profiles for Senior Police Officers" here.

The report "Survey on European Police Education and Bologna (SEPEB)" provides an overview of education and training programmes in the field of police and policing in Europe which are open to foreign police officers, with a focus on the degree of implementation of the Bologna process at national police training institutes in the European Union Member States and at relevant cooperation partners.


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