CEPOL and Frontex agree upon the details of their cooperation for 2021-2022

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07 September 2021

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) have recently formalised the operational aspects of their cooperation by signing a technical document that elaborates and breaks down the inter-agency cooperation along certain categories of activities for the years 2021 and 2022.

The signature of this document by the Executive Directors of the two EU Agencies comes as a next step to the conclusion of a working arrangement that took place in October 2020. The purpose of this working arrangement was to renew the framework of cooperation between both agencies, to contribute to further harmonisation of the law enforcement training and support the development of a common EU law enforcement culture.

CEPOL and Frontex are also cooperating closely to support each other during the subsequent chairmanships of the JHA Agencies Network, as in 2021, Frontex has the Chairmanship of the network to be succeeded by CEPOL in 2022.

Background info

Frontex and CEPOL have been working together on a formal level since 2009, when the first working agreement was signed. Frontex participates and contributes to activities coordinated by CEPOL focused on cross border crime. The agencies consult each other on the most relevant strategic programmes and have a joint exchange programme in place for border and coast guard experts.

On the operational level, CEPOL and Frontex cooperate in the framework of the EU Policy Cycle/EMPACT, a four-year plan for the fight against serious and organised crime that brings together police and law enforcement authorities of EU Member States, European agencies and international organisations to jointly strengthen Europe’s borders and internal security.



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