Course Report: SIRENE Train the Trainers

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09 November 2012

The Slovenian Police hosted the CEPOL activity 89/2012 SIRENE Course Train the Trainers. The course was organised with the support of Spain and the SIRENE Training Committee.

The activity was led by Course Manager Sonja Božic and supported by Course Administrator Egidij Glavic. It took place from 22 to 26 October 2012 at Hotel Kokra in Brdo near Kranj, Slovenia and attracted 21 participants from 15 EU Member States and 1 from Iceland as Candidate Country. Lessons were provided by 5 trainers from 3 EU Member States.

The objectives of the course were fully reached. After its completion, participants were able to:

  • apply the SIRENE Manual for training purposes and activities;
  • prepare courses, develop learning methods and design and organise their own training units for basic and advanced seminars;
  • select and draft new training issues for advanced seminars.

At the opening the Director of the Criminal Police Directorate of the Slovenian Police, Dr. Jurij Ferme, welcomed the participants and stressed the importance of this course.

During the course following topics were covered:

  • Sonja Božic, Course Manager and Thomas Meyer, main SIRENE Trainer: Introduction of the organisers, trainers and participants; Presentation of the programme.
  • Egidij Glavic, Course Administrator: CEPOL awareness presentation.
  • Thomas Meyer: Introduction to the SIRENE Trainers' Manual, part one: basic courses; Introduction to the Trainers' Manual, part two: advanced course; Topics for future courses.
  • Nevenka Tomovic, ex Slovenian CEPOL GB Voting Member: Didactical and methodical training for SIRENE Trainers.
  • Jose Antonio Carrasco Iglesias: Webinar training: technology and organization – on Thursday 25 a simulation of a CEPOL Webinar was performed. The activity was supported by Julian ter Huurne (CEPOL Secretariat) and Roman Gfrerer (Austria).
  • Thomas Meyer: Summary of the course and collection of recommendations for future courses.

Evaluation, final speeches and the delivery of certificates to the participants closed the activity.

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