CEPOL Executive Director takes part in international conference about the external dimension of Internal Security

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18 June 2021

Invited by the Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna and Autónoma University of Lisbon, CEPOL’s Executive Director took part this week in the international conference “The External Dimension of the Internal Security”. The objective of the online conference was to discuss security concepts and promote the exchange of experiences between experts linked to transnational security systems, police organisations (civil and military) and police academia, and university teaching institutions.

In his keynote speech, CEPOL Executive Director, Dr. h.c. Detlef Schröder, recognised the increasing inter-connection between internal and external security and stressed:

“Education and training offer excellent opportunities for better understanding and to establish mutual trust. In all these years, CEPOL has been building up through education and training solid bridges with law enforcement authorities and external partners with EU Neighbourhood countries, such as Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. And this is how CEPOL is contributing to the advancement of the European Union’s policies in this critical area that sits at a crossroad between internal and external security.”

The international conference, that took place online, gathered together around 400 representatives from the academia, law enforcement, justice and military fields.

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