16th Training and Research Committee Meeting

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28 January 2010

Summary

13-14 January 2010

Münster, Germany

The Chair welcomed the new members: Greece, Hungary and Romania, as well as the Spanish Presidency.

Highlights of discussions regarding the Common Curricula Coordination Working Group included:

  • The proposals for renaming of the Common Curricula Coordination Working Group and revised tasks will be presented at the 19th Governing Board meeting;
  • The Business Case concerning the contracts for Module Advisers and Educational Experts sent to the Commission; outcomes will be reported;
  • That the two new Common Curricula are close to finalisation. One will be distributed to Member States for comments and presented at the 19th Governing Board meeting;
  • The 2nd National Common Curricula Coordinators Annual Network Meeting is in the planning stages.

Highlights of discussions regarding the Working Group on Learning (WGL) included:

  • Ongoing considerations on how to make specific courses and content on the Learning Management System on CEPOL’s e-Net accessible for non-course participants;
  • A revision of the Train the Trainers curriculum for adaptation for non-trainers is planned;
  • A draft list of questions was presented to the committee as a guideline for information on police education systems which Member States could add to CEPOL’s website on a voluntary basis.
  • Suggestions for concrete project implementation for the fulfilment of the Stockholm Programme were presented.

Highlights of discussions regarding e-Learning included:

  • A progress report announcing that the latest modules will be launched by the beginning of April;
  • Suggestions for new e-learning modules in 2010 and 2011.

Highlights of discussions regarding the Research and Science Working Group included:

  • The Research and Science Conference in the Netherlands was reported to be successful;
  • Eight new members were selected and will be proposed at the 19th Governing Board meeting;
  • The group remits were amended due to new developments since it was establishment; these will be presented at the 19th Governing Board meeting;
  • Recommendations were given by the group for the amendment of the Q13 in order to enhance the use of results of police research in CEPOL learning and training activities;
  • The SEPEB progress report was discussed and an additional meeting for the group will be proposed at the 19th Governing Board meeting.

Highlights of discussions regarding implementation of the Stockholm Programme included:

  • The establishment of a group to prepare an outline of the required preparatory activities for an Exchange Programme similar to the Erasmus Programme, including a Programme Reference Group, CEPOL Secretariat, the Presidency and the SEPEB Group.

The next Training and Research Committee meeting will take place on 8-9 April 2010 in Vienna, Austria.

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