20th Strategy Committee Meeting

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17 September 2010


3 September, 2010

Brussels, Belgium

The 20th Strategy Committee was hosted by the Belgian Presidency in Brussels, Belgium.

The Chair announced:

  • Referring to the draft of the second report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Police College for the financial year 2008 (C7 0198/2009 – 2009/2127(DEC)), prepared by Ms Mathieu, it was decided to write an open letter.
  • With regard to the budget 2008 discharge, the current Director has appointed a London based Audit Team.
  • The CONT asked the CEPOL Secretariat to complete a multi-annual plan.
  • The Secretariat will create a task force to clean up the pending financial issues by the end of September.
  • The Court of Audit, IAS, and the European Commission insists on the improvement of the internal systems.
  • The Secretariat is running with the selection of the new staff. The Secretariat had 17 open selections for individuals ongoing of which eight selections have been completed. Moreover, by March 2011 the Secretariat will have the full staff in force.

The Director gave an overall overview:

  • Secretariat’s Activity Report May – August 2010.
  • Activity Implementation
  • Implementation of Budget 2008 – 2010
  • Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Implementing Rules in force
  • Adoption of Non Postponement of Activities to 2011
  • Adoption of Reserve List of Activities 2010
  • Adoption of Refused Reimbursement Claims (Late Reimbursement Claims)
  • Proposed Budget Transfers 2010
  • Procedure for Future Budget Transfers
  • Status Report of Multi-Annual Plan
  • Preliminary Evaluation of the Project
  • Exit Strategy and Plan of Closure
  • Secretariat Planning Guide and Individual Activity Plans
  • 5-year Anniversary of CEPOL
  • MEDA III Project (CEPOL’s intention to be implementing partner of AIDCO)
  • Budget 2011
  • Update on the Current Situation
  • Budget Rationalisation
  • The Aimed Budget Figure
  • New Budget Structure

The Strategy Committee recommend the 21st Governing Board adopt the draft decisions:

  • CEPOL Strategy and Balanced Scorecard
  • Budget Rationalisation
  • Cooperation Agreement with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Amendment of Cooperation Agreements with Iceland, Norway and Switzerland
  • European Neighbourhood Conference/Free tickets for the participants
  • Nomination of the Chair and Deputy-Chair of the ERWG
  • Common Curricula

The Committee also discussed:

  • Euro-east Police Project 2012 – 2013
  • Future Proposals of Cooperation Agreements
  • Initiatives for the Cooperation with Montenegro, Albania and Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Cooperation with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
  • Status Report about the Cooperation with Russian Federation
  • Status Report about the Cooperation with Turkey
  • Cooperation with Liechtenstein

The 21st Strategy Committee meeting will be held on 25 November 2010 in Diegem, Belgium


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