CEPOL 9th National Units meeting set the stage for a strengthened interaction and communication with the Agency

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15 April 2021

The EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training hosted yesterday its 9th CNU network meeting, held online once again due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. The meeting, chaired by the Head of CNU Portugal, Hugo Cruz, provided the opportunity to lay out the steps for a strengthened interaction and an increased flow of communication between CEPOL and the National Units.

The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the call for grants 2021 and to present the list of activities proposed for CEPOL funding for the upcoming exercise.

The Agency reported on the final composition of the two CEPOL Knowledge Centres on Counter-terrorism and on Interoperability and sketched the new e-Learning projects in the pipeline and some of those already launched, such as the self-paced learning modules on personal and business skills development available to all LEEd users since last February.

CEPOL provided a detailed account of where the implementation of the EU-STNA 2022-2025 stands for now, showing appreciation for the greater involvement demonstrated by partners in responding to the surveys launched in the frame of the current exercise.

The meeting served to introduce the indicative roadmap for the resumption this year of the CEPOL Exchange Programme, which expects to see more than 360 exchangees joining the initiative as of September.

Additionally, CEPOL provided the latest developments in CEPOL’s external relations and the four externally funded capacity-building projects, through which CEPOL cooperates with law enforcement authorities and organisations from EU Neighbourhood countries.

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