33rd Governing Board Meeting held in Latvia

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33rd Governing Board Meeting held in Latvia
04 June 2015

On 19-20 May 2015, during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the 33rd CEPOL Governing Board meeting took place in Jūrmala, Latvia. The meeting was chaired by Mr Gatis Švika, Deputy Head of the Central Administrative Department of the State Police of Latvia.

In addition to the 28 EU Member States and EU associated countries, representatives of the European Commission and EUROPOL participated in this meeting. The Association of European Police Colleges (AEPC) also attended.

The Governing Board took note that 2014 has been CEPOL’s best performance year ever, in spite of the challenges related to its relocation from the United Kingdom to the new seat in Budapest, Hungary.

33rd Governing Board Meeting held in Latvia

The Latvian Presidency illustrated the progress made on the new CEPOL Regulation.

Furthermore, Dr. Ferenc Bánfi, Director of CEPOL, was mandated to draft an Impact Assessment on the soon-to-be-adopted new legal framework for the agency.

Key documents such as the list of 2016 training activities and the Agency Annual Report were adopted at the meeting. The Governing Board also approved its assessment of the Annual Activity Report of the Authorising Officer and took note of the Balanced Scorecard Report.

Furthermore, the Governing Board gave an opinion on the Draft 2014 Annual Accounts which will be soon adopted via a written procedure.

During the meeting, the 2015 Annual Work Programme was slightly amended and the Short Term Strategy updated and adopted. It was also decided that the GB Decision 30/2006 will be amended with regards to the implementation of the European Joint Master Programme (EJMP).

Finally, the Governing Board tasked the Director of CEPOL to continue discussions, at technical level, for the negotiation of a Working Arrangement with the Directorate-General of Migration and Home Affairs from the European Commission (DG HOME).

33rd Governing Board Meeting held in Latvia

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