CEPOL and Croatia Sign Cooperation Agreement

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07 December 2010

The European Police College (CEPOL) and the Croatian Police Academy (Policijska akademija) today signed a cooperation agreement at the Mission of Croatia to the European Union (EU) in Brussels. The agreement underlines the importance of law enforcement training in the framework of the overall European approach to security and in the context of EU enlargement.

The cooperation agreement was signed by Dr Zvonimir Dujmovi?, Dean of the Croatian Police Academy, Dr Ferenc Bánfi, CEPOL Director, and Jean Marie Van Branteghem, CEPOL Governing Board Chair.

The agreement will enable senior police officers in Croatia to contribute to CEPOL activities as trainers, as well as participate in key CEPOL training courses, exchange research findings, access CEPOL’s electronic network and take part in CEPOL’s exchange programme. In addition, a Croatian representative will be invited to attend CEPOL’s External Relations Working Group meetings.

Dr Ferenc Bánfi said: 'The cooperation agreement will not only benefit officers in Croatia, but also benefit senior law enforcement officers in all Member States. Croatia is on track to join the EU in the near future and I am delighted that we can begin our cooperation today.”

Dean Zvonimir Dujmovi? added: “Highly-trained senior police officers with high-level education play crucial role in ensuring rule of law and security of citizens. In this prospect and with a view to Croatia's future membership of the EU, signing of this agreement will enable the Croatian Police Academy to actively participate in the work of European Police College and to enhance the exchange of the best practices.”

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

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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
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Hungary

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