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Friday, April 22, 2022

All day
19 April 2022 to 06 May 2022

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance the knowledge of law enforcement officials on the impact of the digital technology on the modus operandi of human traffickers, to improve their digital skills to identify victims and to detect and investigate cases of trafficking in human beings.

The course is targeting practitioners and will have a strong focus on the detection and investigation of human trafficking committed online, including dedicated sessions on the use of OSINT and tracking digital money flows.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will accommodate interactive, participatory and practical orientated principles. The active contribution of the learner is key and all participants are expected to be ready and open to share their experience.
The activity involves didactic learning through online presentations by subject matter experts, virtual interactive work. The learners will need to exchange ideas with other participants virtually and complete small tasks/assignments, then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively. Moreover, preparatory assignments will be given to prepare for the activity. The course will include both pre-course and post course activities to prologue the learning process.

Participants are expected to study around 2 hours per day during this period in order to be able to complete the activity. While there is a flexibility and learners can progress at their own pace, they shall be available for completing the course tasks and follow the course continuously, on a daily basis.

A couple of scheduled/synchronous events are foreseen where learners are all recommended to attend, such as the kick off webinar delivered on day 1.

The course will be held entirely in English, therefore it is essential that nominated officials possess appropriate language skills (at least B2 level). The entire activity will be carried out online on CEPOL’s Law Enforcement Education Platform (LEEd), hence the physical presence of participants will not be required.


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: 21 March 2022.

Selected participants have to be registered to CEPOL's online Law Enforcement Education platform LEEd where the online activity will take the place.

22 April 2022

The freedom of speech and the freedom of media are fundamental pillars of functioning democratic societies. Investigative journalists that uncover the illegal practices of corrupt powerful actors corrupt politicians, leaders of crime groups make an important service to the society. Due to the sensitivity and nature of their work media workers may be the target of threats or assaults by political/religious extremists, criminals, corrupt businessman or officials or mentally disordered lone actors.

Intimidation may take various formats such as physical assaults, damages to property, verbal threats, social media threats, frightening messages but experience shows that in extreme and serious cases related to organised crime it can lead to murder. Assaults may target individuals or a group of people / institutions such as a newspaper or TV channel.

Police must protect journalists from assaults and investigate violence and threats against them. Effective risk assessment, intelligence collection and analysis are essential factors in order to differentiate petty bullying from serious life threatening intimidations and enable police to adjust its measures.

This webinar will discuss how law enforcement can act against the intimidation of journalists and provide adequate protection to them concerning the threats and attacks they receive regarding their work. The contributing experts from Italy and Portugal will describe their police practice regarding the analysis of threats and the protection measures applied in practice through recent examples.



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