30th Governing Board Meeting held in Lithuania

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30th Governing Board Meeting held in Lithuania
22 November 2013

On 12-13 November 2013, during the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, 30th CEPOL Governing Board meeting took place in the heart of Vilnius, Lithuania. 28 Member States, associated countries and EU bodies and agencies (European Commission, Council of the EU, AEPC, Europol) participated in this meeting.

The following main issues were discussed:

  • Closing of the current CEPOL seat in Bramshill (United Kingdom) and its relocation
  • Budget implementation 2013
  • CEPOL work programme and budget 2014
  • Multiannual staff policy plan 2015-2017
  • Preliminary draft CEPOL work programme and budget 2015
  • Audit reports
  • Activity of current CEPOL working groups and establishment of new ones
  • Greek Presidency Priorities

The Governing Board adopted a number of decisions, including:

  • Updated Multiannual Strategy 2010-2014 and related Key Performance Indicators
  • Preliminary Draft Work Programme and Budget 2015
  • Online Learning Module Cybercrime
  • Creation of three new working groups and the extension of the mandate for two existing working groups

The Chair of the Governing Board Tomas Bikmanas presented the Draft Outcome of Proceedings of the 29th Governing Board Meeting for adoption.

CEPOL Director Dr Ferenc Bánfi presented:

  • Agency Progress Report until October 2013
  • Validation of the new financial system
  • Reports on Audits
  • Proposals for new working groups
  • External relation (working arrangement with Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina)

CEPOL Deputy Director Mr Detlef Schroeder presented:

  • Status report on implementation of grant agreements and courses 2014 together with Status of grant agreement procedure 2014
  • Draft Work Programme and Budget 2014, including Establishment Plan
  • Preliminary Draft Budget and Work Programme 2015
  • Common Curricula Policy Options

The Head of Corporate Services Department Mr Roeland Woldhuis presented:

  • Budget Implementation 2013
  • Multiannual Staff Policy Plan 2015-2017
  • New Framework Financial Regulation

The European Commission presented:

  • The New Legal Basis for CEPOL
  • New European Agenda for Home Affairs (post-Stockholm future)
  • European Law Enforcement Training Scheme
  • Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020

The 31th Governing Board meeting is scheduled for 19-20 May 2014 in Athens, Greece.



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