23rd Extraordinary Governing Board Meeting Hosted by the Secretariat

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23 March 2011

The 23rd Governing Board meeting took place in Basingstoke, UK, on 23 February 2011. This was an extraordinary meeting that was organised specifically to adopt the Work Programme and Budget 2011, and to discuss the CEPOL Five Year Evaluation Report. The Chair highlighted that the discussions and evaluation conclusions will be crucial in order to improve management of CEPOL in the short and long term.

The Governing Board adopted a number of decisions, including:

  • Annual Work Programme 2011
  • Budget 2011
  • Preliminary Draft Work Programme 2012
  • Preliminary Draft Budget 2012
  • Staff Establishment Plan 2012 and Multi Annual Staff Policy Plan

The main issues announced:

  • The European Parliament voted on the closure of CEPOL accounts for 2008.
  • Draft Council Conclusions on the Commission communication on the European Union internal security strategy in action were expected to be adopted by the Justice and Home Affairs Council later during the same week.
  • European Commission to organise high level conference on 18 May to obtain political guidance on the steps to be taken to make police training on issues of European relevance more efficient using the process introduced by the Stockholm Programme.
  • Cooperation with Europol, Frontex and Eurojust is deepening.
  • Agreement with Europol and Frontex on the European Police Exchange Programme.

External consultants attended the meeting to present the results of the Agency’s five year evaluation; based on this evaluation the Governing Board will draw up its recommendations.

The 24th Governing Board meeting takes place in Budapest, Hungary 9-10 March 2011.



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