CEPOL and eu-LISA sign Working Arrangement

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20 November 2013

The European Police College (CEPOL) and the EU Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) have formally established cooperation in the areas of training and ICT matters.

The Working Arrangement document establishing cooperation, signed by the heads of both agencies, paves the way for a continuing exchange of best practice and expertise, building on the existing collaboration between the two agencies, in particular regarding the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). CEPOL and eu-LISA currently work together to implement online training courses for Member States on the technical use of SIS II.

In the area of training, the agencies will share expertise related to training needs analyses and the production of training materials. CEPOL will offer eu-LISA use of its Learning Management System, tools and systems to support training activities. In the area of ICT, CEPOL and eu-LISA will share expertise in the organisation of the ICT function at CEPOL.

‘I am pleased to welcome Mr Krum Garkov to CEPOL to formalise the working arrangements between our two agencies. At CEPOL, we value our relationships with other agencies in the field of justice and home affairs and the expertise that these relationships bring to the agency and to the law enforcement officers to whom we provide training. eu-LISA’s ICT knowledge and capability will be highly appreciated and I look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation’, said CEPOL Director Dr Ferenc Bánfi.

‘Signing the Memorandum of Understanding with CEPOL has a very important meaning as it is the very first one for our young Agency that will mark its first anniversary in a couple of weeks. I am very happy that CEPOL has become our partner in the field of our common interest. Collaborating closely and sharing our strength and expertise is valuable for both sides. Besides, it is a practical example of how European agencies work together and create synergies that increase their impact of added value to Member States and EU citizens. I thank Dr Ferenc Bánfi for welcoming us in CEPOL’, emphasised the Executive Director of eu-LISA Mr Krum Garkov.

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