18th Governing Board Meeting Takes Place in Sweden

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15 December 2009

The 18th Governing Board meeting, the second to be hosted by the Swedish Presidency, took place in Aronsborg, Sweden on 9-11 December 2009. A closed session of voting members was held on the 11 December 2009 in order to conclude the selection of the new Director.

The meeting was opened by Bengt Svenson, Swedish National Police Commissioner.

Among the topics discussed were:

  • The proposals for activities to be undertaken by CEPOL in relation to the Stockholm Programme;
  • Implementing Rules to the Staff Regulations;
  • Staff Policy Plan 2011-2013;
  • Matters relating to the External Relations Working Group;
  • Pre-estimation 2011;
  • The ongoing work related to the Five Year Evaluation of CEPOL;
  • Grant Contracts between CEPOL and colleges/institutes.

The Governing Board adopted a number of decisions, including:

  • Budget 2010;
  • Work Programme 2010;
  • Document Management System (DMS) Policy Paper.
  • The Meeting Calendar for the first half of 2010.

The Chair of the Governing Board announced:

  • CEPOL has been offered the opportunity to contribute to the action plan on the implementation of the Stockholm Programme;
  • Discussions within the European Police Chiefs Taskforce on the establishment of EU law enforcement strategy.

The Director announced:

  • Details of the budget execution as of 30 November 2009;
  • The state of recruitment within the Secretariat;
  • Information on communications and web statistics;
  • The final Court of Auditors Report;
  • The payment of reimbursement claims from Member States.

Presentations were given on:

  • The 2009 TOPSPOC Course by Wim Van Halle, a participant on the course;
  • The pilot phase of Post-course Evaluation of CEPOL activities.

Other documents presented to the Governing Board for information included:

  • A Report on the Euromed Police II Project and in particular the General Directors meeting that took place in Madrid on 19 November 2009;
  • The composition of Committees as of 1 January 2010.

The 19th Governing Board meeting will take place on 23-24 February 2010 in Madrid, Spain



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