Apply now for the CEPOL Exchange Programme 2022

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26 January 2022

Are you a Law enforcement official with good knowledge of English, with 3 years of professional experience and believe that you could benefit from participation in an international professional exchange? CEPOL Exchange Programme might be just the right answer to your needs.

The call for participants of this CEPOL flagship activity has just been opened!

As part of its training portfolio, CEPOL offers law enforcement officials the possibility to participate in a European learning programme facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experiences. CEPOL Exchange is a two-way cross-border programme allowing selected law enforcement institutions to host officials from another country for a period of one week, giving them the chance to exchange insights and good practices, build trust, initiate cooperation projects and foster deep and long-lasting learning and networking opportunities.

More than 4,500 law enforcement officials from different services (police, customs, border and coast guards, tax authorities, prosecutors) have taken part in this learning experience since the programme was launched in 2007.

CEPOL Exchange Programme

The programme fulfils one of CEPOL’s key objectives - developing a European law enforcement culture. It allows participants to spend a week with a counterpart in a chosen hosting country.

It is open to law enforcement officers from all EU Member States, EU Candidate Countries, Western Balkan and European Neighbourhood Policy Eastern Partnership countries.

The principle of the Exchange Programme is that the exchange should be done on a bilateral basis. Each sending country also functions as a hosting country, i.e. each exchangee goes to one and is also expected to host the colleague from the country s/he visited. Each exchange is organised around one specific topic.

Exchange opportunities in 2022

Participation in the CEPOL Exchange Programme in 2022 is possible through any of the following modules:

  • The CEPOL General Exchange Programme and the CEPOL-EJTN Exchange Programme, which encompasses exchange opportunities related to judiciary cooperation in a joint collaboration with the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN)

To take part in an exchange, participants must:

  • have a reasonable level of English (at least level B1) enabling professional communication with CEPOL and colleagues about enforcing the law on the selected topics;
  • have minimum three years’ work experience and expertise in the defined specialised category;
  • have a need and readiness for individual learning;
  • have the ability and willingness to cascade newly gained knowledge both in a European/international and on a national level;
  • have not participated in the Exchange Programme during the last three years preceding the launch.

Find out more on our dedicated page.

And join here our WEBINAR on the CEPOL Exchange Programme on 16 February 2022 to clarify any questions in relation to the application process.



Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032