11th Annual Programme Committee Meeting

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07 October 2008


9-10 September 2008

Bramshill, United Kingdom

The main focus of the 11th Annual Programme Committee meeting was the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Work Programmes.

Highlights of discussions regarding the 2008 Work Programme included:

  • Changes to the current year’s Work Programme, indicating the postponement of seven activities.

Highlights of discussions regarding the 2009 Work Programme included:

  • Eighty CEPOL training activities will be presented to the Governing Board for inclusion in the 2009 Work Programme. The majority of these activities have already found organisers within the Member States. Ten of the activities cover new topics including “Managing Airport Security”, “Maritime Drug Trafficking”, and “Cybercrime involving the Private Sector”.
  • The Annual Programme Committee suggested that the following topics be included as e-Learning modules in the 2009 Work Programme: Prüm Treaty, Europol, the functioning of European Union institutions, and an English language module.

Highlights of discussions regarding the 2010 Work Programme included:

  • Results gathered from a recent survey show that Member States are interested in increasing the presence of “e-Learning” and “Research & Science” in the 2010 Work Programme. The desire to continue the Exchange Programme has also been highlighted;
  • Europol expressed their intention to support more than 20 activities;
  • Frontex expressed a desire to support 2010 activities with a multi-agency approach.

Further to the above, the composition and remit of the ACTA Working Group was discussed. It was agreed that the ACTA Working Group should be aligned with other CEPOL working groups, expanding its number of members to ten reporting to the Annual Programme Committee and not directly to the CEPOL Governing Board.

The next Annual Programme Committee meeting will take place on 28-29 October 2008 in Vienna, Austria.


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