CEPOL Executive Director visits Finland and Estonia

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06 May 2022

This week, the Executive Director of CEPOL, Ms. Montserrat Marín López visited Tampere, Helsinki and Tallinn. She had productive discussions with high-level representatives from the countries’ authorities regarding topics of mutual interest, and had the possibility to outline her vision for the agency’s future and explore opportunities to further strengthen cooperation in the field of law enforcement training.

During her visit, Ms. Marín López expressed her gratitude to our Finnish and Estonian partners for their warm welcome and strong support offered to the agency, particularly within the scope of the Research and Science portfolio, e.g. contributing to the European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin and actively participating in the CEPOL Research and Science Correspondents network. CEPOL Executive Director also praised Finland and Estonia’s framework towards lifelong learning in law enforcement and welcomed initiatives already in place in both countries designed to strengthen a common European law enforcement culture.

In Tampere, the Executive Director visited the Police University College (POLAMK) Academy, a partner of CEPOL since 2011. She also met the course participants of the CEPOL onsite training activity 75/2022: EU Law Enforcement Leadership Development – Future Leaders, Module 1, organised in the country from 2-6 May 2022, and delivered a speech on the topic of efficient motivation and intelligence-led leadership.

In Tallinn, the CEPOL Head of Operations, Ms Mailis Pukonen accompanied Ms Montserrat Marín López to her meetings with the agency’s partners. The Executive Director expressed her appreciation for the support offered by Estonia to the CEPOL Knowledge Centres on Interoperability and Counter-terrorism. She also had the opportunity to visit the Estonian Academy for Security Sciences (EASS), a partner of CEPOL since 2011.

Since she took up her duties as Executive Director of CEPOL in February, Ms Marín López also visited the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the upcoming period she is planning to meeting CEPOL’s partners in several EU Member States, so as to have a better overview of the specific training structures in each country, understand in depth the particular law enforcement training needs, as well as identify synergies and new cooperation possibilities within the scope of the Agency’s mandate.



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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
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