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Online Course 1/2021: Police English Language 15 March 2021 to 07 May 2021

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 course is scheduled to take place in the period of 15 March – 7 May 2021. The curriculum content will focus on online self-paced, as well as, trainer guided activities and related assignments.

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

The 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.

Participants are expected to study around 12-15 hour per week in order to be able to achieve the aim. This course is fully flexible and learners can progress along the weekly activities at their own pace, however sometimes they are offered to attend real time sessions with the trainers and must submit certain assignments on time. Participants should follow the course continuously, preferably on a daily basis.

Nomination: The online course offers 100 seats altogether. In case you are interested to participate, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point at your earliest convenience to receive detailed information on the application process. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 19 February 2021.

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Online Course 3/2021: Drug trafficking 26 April 2021 to 07 May 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to increase law enforcement capacity in tackling cross-border drug trafficking, including precursors and dismantling organised crime groups by understanding new forms of modus operandi and drug supply chain. The course is organised in the framework of the OAP 2021 of EMPACT Synthetic Drugs/NPS and Cannabis-Cocaine-Heroin priorities within the EU Policy Cycle.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will accommodate practical and experiential orientated principles. The activity involves didactic learning through lectures and presentations by subject matter experts.

Content:

  • Trends and developments in the area of drug production and trafficking
  • Cross-border investigations against OCGs
  • International coordinated approach
  • Drug-related EMPACT priority areas
  • Support by EU agencies
  • Financial investigations and asset recovery

The activity is divided in three learning phases:

  • Independent Learning Phase/Activity stage: 15 hours.
  • Contact Learning Phase/Online discussion: 3 hours.
  • Experiential Learning Phase/Post-course materials: 3 hours.

The course will be delivered online over a period of 2 weeks, between 26 April and 7 May 2021. While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the training continuously. This is important, as they will need to exchange their ideas with other participants virtually and complete tasks/assignments then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively. Completion of the course would require 1-1.5 hour investment per working day during the length of two weeks.

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.


Nomination:

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: 26 March 2021.

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


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Online Course 1/2021: Police English Language 15 March 2021 to 07 May 2021

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 course is scheduled to take place in the period of 15 March – 7 May 2021. The curriculum content will focus on online self-paced, as well as, trainer guided activities and related assignments.

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

The 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.

Participants are expected to study around 12-15 hour per week in order to be able to achieve the aim. This course is fully flexible and learners can progress along the weekly activities at their own pace, however sometimes they are offered to attend real time sessions with the trainers and must submit certain assignments on time. Participants should follow the course continuously, preferably on a daily basis.

Nomination: The online course offers 100 seats altogether. In case you are interested to participate, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point at your earliest convenience to receive detailed information on the application process. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 19 February 2021.

 
 
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Online Course 3/2021: Drug trafficking 26 April 2021 to 07 May 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to increase law enforcement capacity in tackling cross-border drug trafficking, including precursors and dismantling organised crime groups by understanding new forms of modus operandi and drug supply chain. The course is organised in the framework of the OAP 2021 of EMPACT Synthetic Drugs/NPS and Cannabis-Cocaine-Heroin priorities within the EU Policy Cycle.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will accommodate practical and experiential orientated principles. The activity involves didactic learning through lectures and presentations by subject matter experts.

Content:

  • Trends and developments in the area of drug production and trafficking
  • Cross-border investigations against OCGs
  • International coordinated approach
  • Drug-related EMPACT priority areas
  • Support by EU agencies
  • Financial investigations and asset recovery

The activity is divided in three learning phases:

  • Independent Learning Phase/Activity stage: 15 hours.
  • Contact Learning Phase/Online discussion: 3 hours.
  • Experiential Learning Phase/Post-course materials: 3 hours.

The course will be delivered online over a period of 2 weeks, between 26 April and 7 May 2021. While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the training continuously. This is important, as they will need to exchange their ideas with other participants virtually and complete tasks/assignments then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively. Completion of the course would require 1-1.5 hour investment per working day during the length of two weeks.

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.


Nomination:

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: 26 March 2021.

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


 
 
 
Online Course 51/2021: SIRENE Officers - Level 1 03 May 2021 to 21 May 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to support the effective functioning of SIRENE cooperation on the basis of the SIS II legal instruments, the SIRENE Manual, the Best Practice Catalogue and the document “Data Exchange Between SIRENE (DEBS)” in order to make information exchange more efficient.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the knowledge in the areas covered under the learning outcomes for the SIRENE operators on SIS II and SIRENE work. 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 and collaborative learning by group 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 1-1.5 hour 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.

After completion of the Online Course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarise the main procedures for all relevant articles in the SIS II legal instruments;
  2. Apply the SIRENE Manual as well as the articles of the SIS II legal instruments;
  3. Select the appropriate SIRENE forms and complete them in the correct way, following the instructions given in DEBS;
  4. Utilise the Fact Sheets following the recommendations provided by the Catalogue on Best Practice in SIS/SIRENE and use the SIRENE Platform in the CEPOL Learning Management System (LMS) in the daily work;
  5. Describe the general procedures at the level of each Member State;
  6. Identify methods of cooperating more efficiently and effectively.

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.


Nomination:

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: 22 April 2021.

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


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Online Course 29/2021: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and IT Solutions 03 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

The aim of the training activity is to enhance cybercrime investigation by improving the collection, evaluation, collation, analysis and distribution of information for the purpose of tackling all forms of crime, in particular terrorism and organised crime and by improving intelligence collection, in qualitative and quantitative terms.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of law enforcement officers to integrate open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools into cyber investigations. The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos, studying reading material – 21 hours;
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices – 5 hours;
  • Experiential Learning: practical exercises that need to be analysed by participants – 4 hours.

While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. Completion of the course would require around 1.5 hours’ investment / working day from the attending participants during the length of 4 weeks.

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.


Nomination:

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: 23 April 2021.

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


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04 May 2021

This webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the most relevant legal, business and technical aspects of the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).

After completion of this webinar the trainee will possess a general knowledge on ETIAS based on which they can later build the specific expertise necessary in the areas they will work.

Namely, they will have a clear picture of the legal background and the general architecture of the ETIAS and become aware of the roles of the Central Unit, the National Units and Europol.

 
 
 
 
 
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Online Course 51/2021: SIRENE Officers - Level 1 03 May 2021 to 21 May 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to support the effective functioning of SIRENE cooperation on the basis of the SIS II legal instruments, the SIRENE Manual, the Best Practice Catalogue and the document “Data Exchange Between SIRENE (DEBS)” in order to make information exchange more efficient.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the knowledge in the areas covered under the learning outcomes for the SIRENE operators on SIS II and SIRENE work. 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 and collaborative learning by group 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 1-1.5 hour 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.

After completion of the Online Course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarise the main procedures for all relevant articles in the SIS II legal instruments;
  2. Apply the SIRENE Manual as well as the articles of the SIS II legal instruments;
  3. Select the appropriate SIRENE forms and complete them in the correct way, following the instructions given in DEBS;
  4. Utilise the Fact Sheets following the recommendations provided by the Catalogue on Best Practice in SIS/SIRENE and use the SIRENE Platform in the CEPOL Learning Management System (LMS) in the daily work;
  5. Describe the general procedures at the level of each Member State;
  6. Identify methods of cooperating more efficiently and effectively.

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.


Nomination:

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: 22 April 2021.

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


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Online Course 29/2021: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and IT Solutions 03 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

The aim of the training activity is to enhance cybercrime investigation by improving the collection, evaluation, collation, analysis and distribution of information for the purpose of tackling all forms of crime, in particular terrorism and organised crime and by improving intelligence collection, in qualitative and quantitative terms.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of law enforcement officers to integrate open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools into cyber investigations. The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos, studying reading material – 21 hours;
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices – 5 hours;
  • Experiential Learning: practical exercises that need to be analysed by participants – 4 hours.

While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. Completion of the course would require around 1.5 hours’ investment / working day from the attending participants during the length of 4 weeks.

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.


Nomination:

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: 23 April 2021.

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


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10 May 2021

The aim of this webinar is to improve understanding of law enforcement officers of the data protection principle of data accuracy and data subjects’ rights, e.g. the right of persons concerned to access, rectify and delete own data.

At the end of the webinar the participant will be able to:

  • Become aware of the potential impact of data quality issues on fundamental rights for the individual concerned.
  • Gain an understanding of IT systems requirements regarding data subjects rights and authorities’ related responsibilities, e.g. the right to information, the right to access, rectification, deletion own data in the IT systems and their interoperability;
  • Apply this knowledge in their daily work.
 
11 May 2021

The aim of the webinar is to improve investigation techniques in the area of open source intelligence (OSINT) in facilitation of illegal immigration.

By the end of the webinar the participant will be able to:

  • Use OSINT tools and techniques to track down facilitators involved in illegal immigration and interpret this information;
  • Conduct research via social media into possible subjects in the context of facilitating illegal immigration.
 
12 May 2021

The aim of this webinar is to provide information to prospective exchangees and their National Exchange Coordinators on the CEPOL Exchange Programme 2021 and clarify any questions in relation to the application process.

To read more about the CEPOL Exchange Programme 2021 please visit the dedicated page here.

 
13 May 2021

The aim of this webinar is to improve performance of law enforcement officers by presenting useful open source intelligence (OSINT) techniques and tools for cyber-investigations.

At the end of the webinar the participant will be able to:

  • Use IT solutions for preparing the environment for cyber-investigations;
  • Analyse websites, emails and social media with different OSINT techniques and tools;
  • Analyse the dark web with OSINT techniques and tools.
 
 
 
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Online Course 51/2021: SIRENE Officers - Level 1 03 May 2021 to 21 May 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to support the effective functioning of SIRENE cooperation on the basis of the SIS II legal instruments, the SIRENE Manual, the Best Practice Catalogue and the document “Data Exchange Between SIRENE (DEBS)” in order to make information exchange more efficient.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the knowledge in the areas covered under the learning outcomes for the SIRENE operators on SIS II and SIRENE work. 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 and collaborative learning by group 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 1-1.5 hour 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.

After completion of the Online Course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarise the main procedures for all relevant articles in the SIS II legal instruments;
  2. Apply the SIRENE Manual as well as the articles of the SIS II legal instruments;
  3. Select the appropriate SIRENE forms and complete them in the correct way, following the instructions given in DEBS;
  4. Utilise the Fact Sheets following the recommendations provided by the Catalogue on Best Practice in SIS/SIRENE and use the SIRENE Platform in the CEPOL Learning Management System (LMS) in the daily work;
  5. Describe the general procedures at the level of each Member State;
  6. Identify methods of cooperating more efficiently and effectively.

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.


Nomination:

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: 22 April 2021.

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


 
 
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Online Course 29/2021: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and IT Solutions 03 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

The aim of the training activity is to enhance cybercrime investigation by improving the collection, evaluation, collation, analysis and distribution of information for the purpose of tackling all forms of crime, in particular terrorism and organised crime and by improving intelligence collection, in qualitative and quantitative terms.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of law enforcement officers to integrate open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools into cyber investigations. The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos, studying reading material – 21 hours;
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices – 5 hours;
  • Experiential Learning: practical exercises that need to be analysed by participants – 4 hours.

While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. Completion of the course would require around 1.5 hours’ investment / working day from the attending participants during the length of 4 weeks.

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.


Nomination:

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: 23 April 2021.

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


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Online Course 46/2021: International Law Enforcement Cooperation and Information Exchange 17 May 2021 to 04 June 2021

The aim of the training activity is to improve law enforcement cooperation and information exchange related to serious crime and counter terrorism and international cooperation by intensifying contacts between European counterparts; by enhancing the use of the EU information exchange mechanisms, channels and instruments as well as the use and feeding of relevant EU information systems by EU law enforcement including customs authorities; and by strengthening customs organisations contribution to and their involvement in the EU Policy cycle as well as increase the knowledge on the added value of Justice and Home Affairs Agencies.

The learning strategy is focused to support the participants to achieve the learning outcomes by following a learner-centred approach and interactive, participatory, practical and experiential principles in accordance with andragogic theory. The activity involves didactic learning through presentations by subject matter experts, experiential learning by study cases, group discussions and presentations.

The duration of the course is 3 weeks including live training sessions and pre and post course activities.

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.


Nomination:

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: 5 May 2021.

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

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Online Course 88/2021: OSINT - Focus on fake news and disinformation leading to extremism 17 May 2021 to 28 May 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance practitioners’ performance by sensitizing them so they are able to distinguish between open-source intelligence (OSINT) on the one hand and on the other hand fake news that can lead to extremism, including the role of social media in mobilising previously unpopular extremist movements.

Learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of European law enforcement officers, in their investigations, to introduce best practices and lessons learned to help them distinguish between OSINT on the one hand and on the other hand fake news that can lead to extremism, together with the role of social media in mobilising previously unpopular extremist movements.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos (podcasts), studying reading material (25 hours)
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices and group assignments (5 hours)

The course will be delivered online over a period of 3 weeks, between 17 - 28 May 2021. While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. This is important as they will need to exchange their ideas with other participants virtually and complete small tasks/assignments then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively. Completion of the course would require 2-3 hours investment / working day from the attending participant during the length of two weeks.

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.

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.


Nomination:

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: 30 April 2021.

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


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18 May 2021

At the end of the webinar, the participants will be familiar with:

  • “Grandchild-trick” as specific modus operandi used by criminals in the area of organised property crime (OPC);
  • The new developments of the OPC related crimes in the frame of the COVID-19 situation;
  • Effective tools for international operational cooperation, used when working on the grandchild-trick cases;
  • Important aspects of the investigation of grandchild-trick cases based on the experience of Europol.
 
19 May 2021

The aim of the webinar is introducing the new portfolio of self-paced online modules purchased from the market to develop personal business skills.

The first 1000 LEEd users can benefit from the new portfolio where they can chose from world-class learning resources from the following five categories:

  • leadership skills,
  • communication,
  • computer skills,
  • mental health,
  • diversity & inclusion.

Read more about the new portfolio here.

 
20 May 2021

The coronavirus has had a dramatic effect on our European society and drastically changed the daily routine of citizens all over the continent. The swift and radical changes heavily impacted the dynamic of organised crime and the practice of law enforcement cooperation. The recently finalised Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA 2021) of Europol summarises the key security challenges the European Union faces and set the priorities and context for law enforcement training. The further digitalisation of crime, the enhanced exploitation of legal business structures, the high complexity of money laundering schemes, the increased use of violence and the impact of corruption are just some of the features that this comprehensive analysis on EU crime underlines.

What are the tendencies in serious organised crime highlighted in SOCTA 2021 and which shifts in trends needs to be emphasized? What are the possible mid-term, long-term consequences of the pandemic situation on crime? What has been the impact of COVID-19 on law enforcement cooperation? How has Europol reacted to the changing criminal landscape? Could you name a couple of recent operations implemented during the pandemic that shall be regarded as examples? How do you consider the priorities of serious crime trainings in the EU?

Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director of Europol and Dr.hc. Detlef Schröder, Executive Director of CEPOL will respond to these questions and share their ideas and vision on this highly actual topic during the “Coffee talks – Europol – CEPOL”. The coffee talk will take a format of an informal, free-flowing intellectual dialogue between the two like-minded senior EU leaders which could easily take place over a coffee. The findings of SOCTA, the new reality of policing actualise the dialogue of the leaders of Europol and CEPOL more than ever.

 
20 May 2021

The aim of this webinar is to explain the basics of the administrative approach and what a barrier model entails. This will be illustrated by means of the case of synthetic drug production.

By the end of this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  • Understand administrative approach combating organised crime;
  • Understand the purpose of barrier models;
  • Understanding about the case of synthetic drug production.
 
 
 
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Online Course 29/2021: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and IT Solutions 03 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

The aim of the training activity is to enhance cybercrime investigation by improving the collection, evaluation, collation, analysis and distribution of information for the purpose of tackling all forms of crime, in particular terrorism and organised crime and by improving intelligence collection, in qualitative and quantitative terms.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of law enforcement officers to integrate open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools into cyber investigations. The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos, studying reading material – 21 hours;
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices – 5 hours;
  • Experiential Learning: practical exercises that need to be analysed by participants – 4 hours.

While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. Completion of the course would require around 1.5 hours’ investment / working day from the attending participants during the length of 4 weeks.

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.


Nomination:

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: 23 April 2021.

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


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Online Course 46/2021: International Law Enforcement Cooperation and Information Exchange 17 May 2021 to 04 June 2021

The aim of the training activity is to improve law enforcement cooperation and information exchange related to serious crime and counter terrorism and international cooperation by intensifying contacts between European counterparts; by enhancing the use of the EU information exchange mechanisms, channels and instruments as well as the use and feeding of relevant EU information systems by EU law enforcement including customs authorities; and by strengthening customs organisations contribution to and their involvement in the EU Policy cycle as well as increase the knowledge on the added value of Justice and Home Affairs Agencies.

The learning strategy is focused to support the participants to achieve the learning outcomes by following a learner-centred approach and interactive, participatory, practical and experiential principles in accordance with andragogic theory. The activity involves didactic learning through presentations by subject matter experts, experiential learning by study cases, group discussions and presentations.

The duration of the course is 3 weeks including live training sessions and pre and post course activities.

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.


Nomination:

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: 5 May 2021.

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

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Online Course 88/2021: OSINT - Focus on fake news and disinformation leading to extremism 17 May 2021 to 28 May 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance practitioners’ performance by sensitizing them so they are able to distinguish between open-source intelligence (OSINT) on the one hand and on the other hand fake news that can lead to extremism, including the role of social media in mobilising previously unpopular extremist movements.

Learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of European law enforcement officers, in their investigations, to introduce best practices and lessons learned to help them distinguish between OSINT on the one hand and on the other hand fake news that can lead to extremism, together with the role of social media in mobilising previously unpopular extremist movements.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos (podcasts), studying reading material (25 hours)
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices and group assignments (5 hours)

The course will be delivered online over a period of 3 weeks, between 17 - 28 May 2021. While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. This is important as they will need to exchange their ideas with other participants virtually and complete small tasks/assignments then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively. Completion of the course would require 2-3 hours investment / working day from the attending participant during the length of two weeks.

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.

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.


Nomination:

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: 30 April 2021.

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


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Online Course 29/2021: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and IT Solutions 03 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

The aim of the training activity is to enhance cybercrime investigation by improving the collection, evaluation, collation, analysis and distribution of information for the purpose of tackling all forms of crime, in particular terrorism and organised crime and by improving intelligence collection, in qualitative and quantitative terms.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of law enforcement officers to integrate open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools into cyber investigations. The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos, studying reading material – 21 hours;
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices – 5 hours;
  • Experiential Learning: practical exercises that need to be analysed by participants – 4 hours.

While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. Completion of the course would require around 1.5 hours’ investment / working day from the attending participants during the length of 4 weeks.

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.


Nomination:

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: 23 April 2021.

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


 
Online Course 8/2021/RES: Financial investigations 31 May 2021 to 11 June 2021

The aim of the training activity is to enhance the capacity and the awareness of the law enforcement officers and representatives of the judicial authorities, who are dealing with financial investigations.

The learning strategy includes three phases:

  • Independent Learning Phase - pre course study materials, provided by the trainers (10 hours)
  • Contact Learning Phase - presentations, interaction between participants, group work and discussions during the active phase of the course (31 hours)
  • Post Course Phase - post course reading, listening and watch-ing materials uploaded on LMS (10 hours)

The total duration of the course is 10 days (31 May - 11 June 2021).

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.


Nomination:

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: 19 May 2021.

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

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Online Course 46/2021: International Law Enforcement Cooperation and Information Exchange 17 May 2021 to 04 June 2021

The aim of the training activity is to improve law enforcement cooperation and information exchange related to serious crime and counter terrorism and international cooperation by intensifying contacts between European counterparts; by enhancing the use of the EU information exchange mechanisms, channels and instruments as well as the use and feeding of relevant EU information systems by EU law enforcement including customs authorities; and by strengthening customs organisations contribution to and their involvement in the EU Policy cycle as well as increase the knowledge on the added value of Justice and Home Affairs Agencies.

The learning strategy is focused to support the participants to achieve the learning outcomes by following a learner-centred approach and interactive, participatory, practical and experiential principles in accordance with andragogic theory. The activity involves didactic learning through presentations by subject matter experts, experiential learning by study cases, group discussions and presentations.

The duration of the course is 3 weeks including live training sessions and pre and post course activities.

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.


Nomination:

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: 5 May 2021.

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

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Online Course 36/2021: First Responders and Cyber-forensics 31 May 2021 to 11 June 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance cyber-forensics work by providing law enforcement officials with practical skills in computer forensics concerning revealing and investigating traces of cybercrimes, by enhancing cooperation and harmonising investigative methods between law enforcement with regard to intervention in a crime scene in case of a cyber-incident and to handling electronic evidence.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance cyber-forensics work by providing law enforcement officials with practical skills in computer forensics. The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars and short videos, studying reading material (15 hours)
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices (10 hours)
  • Experiential Learning: practical exercises that need to be ana-lysed by participants (5 hours)

The course will be delivered online over a period of 2 weeks, between 31 May - 11 June 2021. While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. This is important as they will need to exchange their ideas with other participants virtually and complete small tasks/assignments then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively. Completion of the course would require 3 hours investment / working day from the attending participant during the length of two weeks.

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.


Nomination:

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: 19 May 2021.

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


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Online Course 86/2021: Public-Private Partnerships and other forms to countering terrorism financing 31 May 2021 to 11 June 2021

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance practitioners’ performance by improving their knowledge on the PPP approach to the financial investigation of terrorism and the financing of terrorism, and in addition by improving skills for using this approach in the context of financial investigations as a tactical tool.

The course will be a platform of cooperation for exchanging knowledge and experiences and a first step of tasks harmonization for LEAs responsible for fighting against terrorism financing.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos (podcasts), studying reading material (25 hours)
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices and group as-signments (5 hours)

The following topics will be covered during the activity:

  • Understanding the Terrorist Financing Threat
  • Terrorist Financing Investigation and their Challenges
  • Public Private Partnerships – Context
  • Public Private Partnerships - a Tool Kit to Counter Terrorism Financing
  • Supporting financial Counter Terrorism Solutions and Techniques

The course will be delivered online over a period of two weeks, between 31 May - 11 June 2021. While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. This is important as they will need to exchange their ideas with other participants virtually and complete small tasks/assignments then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively. Completion of the course would require 2-3 hours investment / working day from the attending participant during the length of two weeks.

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.

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.


Nomination:

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: 7 May 2021.

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


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Contact

Office address

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

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest
Pf.314
Hungary

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032

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