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Thursday, October 8, 2020

All day
14 September 2020 to 06 November 2020

The course aims to enable participants to achieve a Common European Framework of References for languages (CEFR) to the level of B1 - independent user, in Police English Language.

The specific objectives for participants of this course are:

  1. To have the ability, in accordance with CEFR, to express themselves briefly in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with non-routine information:
  2. To enrich their Police English Language vocabulary and use it appropriately in situations where police specific terminology is required.
  3. To practice cooperation on a European level, which they can later on utilise in cross-border communication.

The main content of the course will be presented in CEPOL's virtual learning environment where participants will engage in activities extending and practising their Police English Language skills.

The duration of the course is eight weeks. The curriculum content will focus on online self-paced, as well as, trainer guided activities and related assignments in the following subject knowledge areas:

  • English Police Station, Equipment and Officers
  • Money Laundering
  • Cyber crime
  • Europol
  • Schengen
  • Counterterrorism
  • EU Policy Cycle
  • Joint Investigation Teams
  • Immigration

Reading, speaking, writing and listening skill will be practiced in the context of the abovementioned topics.

Nomination: The online course offers 100 seats altogether. The limit for nominations is 5 per Member State. In case you are interested, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 2 September 2020 12:00 CEST.

20 September 2020 to 09 October 2020

The objective of the training is to improve the operational cooperation between law enforcement authorities by increasing language abilities and increase participants’ knowledge of European law enforcement systems and instruments of cooperation.

07 October 2020 to 30 October 2020

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance knowledge on the application of criminal intelligence analysis and financial investigative techniques in combating excise fraud.

The activity will focus on describing good practices of excise related criminal intelligence analysis and investigation, will concentrate on the use of financial investigations in excise cases and a module will demonstrate the added value of EU cooperation instruments.

Topics will encompass cigarette smuggling, designer fuel fraud, alcohol smuggling, the effective use intelligence in designing strategic law enforcement response, forms of money laundering (cash collection networks, trade-based money laundering practices, virtual currencies…). Additionally, it will be demonstrated through national examples how financial investigative approach/logic shall be adopted at operative level. Finally the importance and the viable use of cross-border cooperation tools (e.g. Europol, OLAF, CARIN, CELBET) will also be debated during the course.

The course will be held entirely in English, therefore it is essential that nominated officials possess appropriate language skills. The entire activity will be carried out online hence the physical presence of participants will not be required.

No special experience is required from participants but it is important that they'll remain open-minded, active and will be willing to share their ideas/experience during the learning process.

The course will be delivered over a period of 3.5 weeks. Participants are expected to study approximately 2 hours per working day during this period in order to be able to complete the activity (in total 30 training hours). While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously on a daily basis. This is important as the attendants will need to cooperate with other participants virtually and complete small tasks then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively.


The online course offers 25-35 seats. In case you are interested to attend, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point as soon as possible. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 9 September 2020.

07 October 2020 to 09 October 2020

The objectives of the training are:

  • To understand the opportunities, limitations and dilemmas of open source (internet-based) investigations and e-evidence to prosecute terrorist;
  • To improve the use and exchange of electronic evidence in investigation and prosecution of terrorism and relevancy and admissibility of such evidence;
  • To familiarise law enforcement officials with Europol’s toolkit/ capabilities (e.g. SIRIUS) and the use of shared tailor made tools on internet investigations;
  • To make clear how information and electronic evidence can be classified according to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and how to handle and present to a case “e-evidence”; and
  • To provide insight on block-chain technology and crypto-currencies and to raise awareness about encryption types/technologies commonly used among terrorist groups and their use of Dark Net.


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