16th Annual Programme Committee Meeting

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07 December 2009


4-5 November 2009

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The main focus of the 16th Annual Programme Committee meeting was to finalise the 2010 programme of activities, taken into consideration the reduced budget. The 2011 work programme was also discussed in light of the Presidency draft of the Stockholm Programme. A dedicated session with CEPOL stakeholders was held and cooperation discussed.

All nine Annual Programme Committee members were present, a representative of the Presidency, eight observers and representatives from CPCC, Eurojust, Europol, Frontex and Interpol.

With regard to the 2010 Calendar of CEPOL Courses and Seminars, 80 activities are scheduled for 2010, including five Common Curricula implementation seminars.

The first two modules of the four-module course ‘International Police Cooperation’ will be delivered in 2010 by France and Spain; modules 3 and 4 will be delivered in 2011 and organisers are to be confirmed.

With regard to EU Mission Training, contact was established with Arno Truger of the European Group on Training (EGT), as well as with representatives from the Council. A meeting with the Council representatives, the Annual Programme Committee Chair and the Head of Programmes is planned for 7 December 2009.

Priorities for the Annual Programme 2011 have been received from Member States and Associated countries. The priorities will form the 2011 programme, taking into account outcomes from evaluation, past participation and priorities set in the Stockholm Programme. It is planned to reduce the number of activities to 75.

The committee reflected on the Stockholm Programme and noted that CEPOL is already in line with the political directions stated in the programme, particularly on trafficking in human beings, anti-terrorism, cybercrime and joint investigation teams. CEPOL also creates opportunities to build mutual trust leading to mutual recognition between Member States, thus contributing to the overarching strategy of the programme.

The committee agreed that the following be incorporated in the Stockholm Programme Action Plan:

  • Crime victims;
  • Prevention, detection and investigation of racism and xenophobia;
  • Intensify and modify the exchange programme in line with Erasmus, subject to a feasibility study;
  • More emphasis on human rights, child abuse and trafficking in human beings.

The 17th Annual Programme Committee meeting is scheduled on 20-21 January 2010 in Lyon, France.


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