14th Governing Board Meeting

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15 December 2008

The last Governing Board meeting to be held under the French Presidency took place in Cannes Mandelieu on 11-12 December 2008.

A Cooperation Agreement with Interpol was signed by Emile Perez and Ulf Göransson, on behalf of CEPOL, and by Jean-Michel Louboutin and Dale Sheehan, on behalf of Interpol. The main purpose of the agreement is to enhance the cooperation between the Interpol General Secretariat and CEPOL in strengthening the training activities for senior police officers, in particular through cooperation in the organisation of courses, seminars and conferences and in the development and implementation of Common Curricula and course material.

Among the main topics discussed by the Governing Board were the Composition of Committees in 2009, the Staff Policy Plan 2010-2012 and amendments to CEPOL's Financial Regulation. The panel members were chosen for the Recruitment of Head of Programmes planned in 2009.

The Governing Board adopted a number of decisions, including:

  • Meeting Calendar for the First Half of 2009;
  • Signing of a Cooperation Agreement with Frontex;
  • Travel Support for Participants from Acceding and Candidate countries;
  • The appointment of a Module Advisor for one Common Curricula (Drug Trafficking);
  • The Disbandment of Project Group on e-Learning.

There was a report on the 2008 CEPOL/Agis Exchange Programme which had its final conference in Lithuania on 4-5 December 2008.

The Governing Board heard about the implementation of the Euromed Police II project which held a seminar for the Director Generals of the MEDA countries on 4 December 2008 in Paris.

Proposals were made for the future of the Governance and Structure of the CEPOL Network. The proposal includes maintaining the Governing Board for strategic issues and changing the current structure of the Committees and Working Groups. Working Groups are proposed for the areas of:

  • Annual Programmes
  • External Relations
  • Evaluation and Quality Assurance
  • Learning and Training
  • Research and Science
  • Budget and Administration

A report was presented regarding CEPOL's activities January - November 2008 and the 2009 Courses, Seminars and Conferences.

The next CEPOL Governing Board meeting will take place in Prague under the Presidency of the Czech Republic on 24-25 February 2009.



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