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Europol Director visits CEPOL Secretariat

21 April 2010

The Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, visited CEPOL Secretariat today and met with Ferenc Bánfi, CEPOL Director, Detlef Schröder, Head of Programmes and Kate Armitage, Head of Administration.

The meeting provided the opportunity to deepen the cooperation between the two law enforcement agencies. The discussions centred on the cooperation achieved so far and how to build on the achievements in light of the opportunities identified in the Stockholm Programme and Lisbon Treaty.

Following the meeting, Ferenc Bánfi said: “...


18th Working Group on Learning Meeting

24 March 2010

The Chair announced that she will not reapply for a second mandate. Five applicants were nominated for a second term after a unanimous vote. A new member was selected and a proposal to constitute a reserve list was agreed, as one member will be leaving in July 2010.

The CEPOL strategy, as well as the Train the Trainers’ course, the exchange programme and Q13 volume II were discussed at length. Some amendments were proposed on the strategy paper from the Spanish Presidency. The Working group recommended that values (trust, accountability, cooperation...

Secretariat welcomes the Governing Board Chair

18 March 2010

Today, the Chair of the CEPOL Governing Board, Francisco del Barrio, met with the CEPOL Director Dr Ferenc Bánfi, to discuss ways to increase cooperation between the Governing Board and the Secretariat to ensure the agency flourishes.

Welcoming Francisco, Ferenc said: “We truly appreciate your visit today as your interest and advice is crucial. All of the stakeholders are aware that some major changes need to happen, and quickly.”

Both agreed that it is vital that CEPOL builds on its strengths and achievements to date while...



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