13th Strategy Committee Meeting

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01 December 2008


21 November 2008

Lognes, Paris

The 13th Strategy Committee meeting was hosted by the French Presidency in Lognes Paris. Observers from five countries were present.

Apologies were received from the Deputy Chair of Budget and Administration Committee and Deputy Chair of Annual Programme Committee.

The Chair announced:-

  • Information on a meeting with Mr Barrot, DG JLS;
  • Information on a presentation given during the Defence and Security Seminar in Brussels;
  • That he had not received a response to his letter regarding the Commission’s comments on the Annual Programme.

The Director announced:-

  • Information on the recruitment processes currently taking place at CEPOL Secretariat.

It was agreed to commence the recruitment process for the Head of Programmes after approval at the 14th Governing Board Meeting in December 2008.

Proposals on the governance and structure of CEPOL network were discussed. Information on the proposals will be circulated to all Member States to enable collaboration at a national level prior to further discussion at the 14th Governing Board meeting.

The Staff Policy Plan 2010-2012 will be presented to the 14th Governing Board for adoption prior to sending it to the Commission. Discussion took place to include the function of a Deputy Director in the Establishment Plan. As no consensus could be reached the proposal for the new function will not be tabled. Other proposals agreed by the Strategy Committee to be presented to the 14th Govern

  • The draft Cooperation Agreement with Frontex;
  • Cover of travel costs for participants from Acceding and Candidate countries in CEPOL activities;
  • Reimbursement of one meeting for National Contact Points per year – this proposal shall also give consideration to other groups, such as the National e-Net Managers, Training Coordinators, Research and Science Coordinators, etc.


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