10th Governing Board Meeting Held in Lisbon

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19 December 2007

The 10th CEPOL Governing Board meeting, chaired by Carla Falua, Portuguese CEPOL Presidency, was held on 27 -28 November 2007 at the High Institute of Criminal Police and Sciences in Loures, Portugal.

It was announced that the CEPOL/Europol Cooperation Agreement had been signed in The Hague on 19 October 2007.

The Governing Board mandated the Director of CEPOL to start negotiations for Cooperation Agreements with Frontex and Eurojust, as well as develop a closer relationship in training related matters with OLAF.

Ulf Göransson, CEPOL Director, provided a status report about the development of CEPOL’s Electronic Platform (e-Net). He reported that two meetings had been held with the company that was awarded the tender and work is underway. A new e-Net Reference Group, made of Working Group representatives, will hold a meeting to discuss user requirements for e-Net following the Governing Board meeting.

A status report on the Euromed Police II project, given by Project Manager Pierre Antonmattei, outlined the need for Member States to help in organising and hosting some of the planned courses and study visits for the project. Member States offered their services and facilities.

Three documents presented by the Training and Research Committee (TRC) were adopted: Peer Review, Post Course Learning Reinforcement and a revised version of Quality in Thirteen Questions (Q13).

The ‘Peer Review’ paper recommends an informal, voluntary approach be taken in applying forms of reviewing and appraisal. The second paper recommends including ‘Post-Course Learning Reinforcement’ as a standard part of CEPOL’s activities and that it also be incorporated in CEPOL’s vision on learning. The revised Q13 aims to apply Q13 standards for the initiation, design, implementation and evaluation phases of CEPOL’s learning activities.

The Governing Board adopted the members to the three new Common Curricula Sub-groups, Civilian Crisis Management, Drug Trafficking and Management of Diversity.

Two decisions ‘Concerning the Supply of the Services of Module Advisors’ were adopted by the Board. Module Advisers will be allowed to either deliver their service through a service contract with national police training institutes or as Seconded National Experts at CEPOL Secretariat.

A Project Group on e-Learning was established. The new Project Group will develop an e-learning system for CEPOL courses and seminars.

Laurent Vidal (France) was approved by the Governing Board as the Deputy Chair of the Research and Science Working Group.

Janos Fehervary gave an interim report on the outcomes of the CEPOL Network Working Conference held in Luxembourg in October. The Governing Board will receive the written report, once it has been approved by the Strategy Committee.

The 10th CEPOL Governing Board meeting is the last to be held under the Portuguese Presidency. The 11th CEPOL Governing Board meeting, will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia under the new Slovenian Presidency on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February 2008.

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