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New CEPOL Director Starts Today

15 February 2010

Today, Dr Ferenc Bánfi took up his position as the new Director of CEPOL – European Police College.

On joining CEPOL he said: 'This is the beginning of a new era for CEPOL and I am delighted to be a part of it. CEPOL’s output in the field of police cooperation in training is of immense value within Europe and I intend to take the agency from strength-to-strength. It is no secret that the agency has had some difficulties in the past, however, I am confident that, with the expertise in the CEPOL network and the commitment of Secretariat staff members...


18th Strategy Committee Meeting

08 February 2010


4 February, 2010

Madrid, Spain

The 18th Strategy Committee was hosted by the Spanish Presidency in Madrid, Spain.

During the meeting, the Chair announced the following:

  • Ulf Göransson had left his position as Director on 31 January 2010;
  • Due to procedural matters, the anticipated starting date of the new Director is 16 February;
  • The Head of Programmes will assume the post of Interim Director as per Governing Board decision 7/2006/GB;
  • The OLAF report will be distributed in
  • ...

17th Annual Programme Committee Meeting

05 February 2010


20-21 January 2010

Lyon, France

The main focus of the 16th Annual Programme Committee meeting was the 2011 Work Programme, future projects in the CEPOL programme, results from the evaluation and statistics for 2009 and the way forward for analyses.

The Spanish Presidency announced that it will focus on three areas of priorities: the new Exchange Programme action plan, e-Learning and Common Curricula implementation.

The new Annual Programme Committee Chair, Risto Pullat from Estonia, announced...



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