8th Governing Board Meeting Held in Berlin

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31 October 2007

The 8th CEPOL Governing Board meeting was held on 22-23 May 2007 and took place at the Park Inn Hotel, Berlin, Germany. A number of new attendees were welcomed by Chair Klaus Neidhardt, German CEPOL Presidency.

The Annual Report 2006 was presented and adopted. Following the decided Procedure Regarding the Annual Activity Report, an analysis and assessment of that report will be added to the Annual Report.

The role and contractual conditions of Educational Experts and Module Advisors was discussed and the Governing Board adopted the paper on Amending the Common Curricula Policy.

A new procedure for cancelling CEPOL activities was decided by amending the Administrative Rules, Guidelines and Commitments. For future activities, a Model Agreement (including a budget template) will be used for the implementation of CEPOL Activities.

The Governing Board were given a summary of the recent meetings and discussions between CEPOL and Russia and authorised the Director to negotiate a Cooperation Agreement with Russia.

Updated and extended provisions on the creation and functioning of Committees, Working Groups, Project Groups and Sub-groups were adopted in two decisions. The decision on the creation of Committees and Groups also includes a remit description of each.

The calendar for CEPOL meetings for the period 1 July until 31 December 2007 was presented and adopted.

The final report from the Project Group on European Approach to Police Science was presented. The report is now available to read and download on the CEPOL website.

Three new Sub-groups for the new topics of the Common Curricula were established. The new topics are: Civilian Crisis Management; Drug Trafficking; and Management of Diversity.

The establishment of a Project Group for Reimbursement of Travel Expenditure for Course Participants was adopted.

Member States will shortly receive invitations to nominate experts to participate in both the Project Group and the Common Curricula Sub-groups.

The members of the new Research and Science Working Group were approved by the Governing Board as: Janos Fehervary (Austria); Monica den Boer (Netherlands); Jurij Ferme (Slovenia); Eduardo Ferreira (Portugal); Arturs Garonskis (Latvia) ; Risto Honkonen (Finland); Hans-Gerd Jaschke (Germany); Renato Raggi (Italy); George Marius Tical (Romania); and Laurant Vidal (France).

The two new members of the Electronic Working Group were approved as Fred Van Gulik (Netherlands) and Zoltan Nagy (Hungary).

The two new members of the Working Group on Learning were approved as Marek Link (Estonia) and Petri Raivola (Finland).

Other items of note included:

  • The Timetable for the Budget and Work Programme 2009;
  • First Quarter Report;
  • The composition of Committees for the second half of 2007;
  • An Activity Report, highlighting CEPOL's activities from January-April 2007.

The Cooperation Agreement with Europol was also discussed. The agreement was due to be signed in April but further discussions are required at the request of Europol about some of the provisions in the agreement. The 8th Governing Board meeting was the last one to be held under the German Presidency. The next Governing Board meeting will be held under the Portuguese Presidency in Lisbon, Portugal, on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2007.



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