CEPOL Head of Operations participates in online COSI meeting

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CEPOL Head of Operations participates in online COSI meeting
25 February 2021

CEPOL Head of Operations, Ms Mailis Pukonen represented yesterday the Agency via videoconference at the informal meeting of the Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI).

The meeting kicked off with an introduction on the Portuguese Presidency’s priorities and working plan.

The COSI approved yesterday the outcome of the Support Group work on two important topics for the future of the EU Policy Cycle for organised and serious international crime (EMPACT): the draft Council Conclusions on the permanent continuation of the EU Policy Cycle for organised and serious international crime, EMPACT 2022+; and the timeline - EMPACT 2022 – 2025. Every year, CEPOL makes a vital contribution to EMPACT through training, collaborating with other relevant actors, ranging from competent authorities in Member States, to EU agencies and institutions, external partners and the private sector.

Another important highlight was the EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security, a collaborative platform of innovation labs, composed of representatives of EU Member States and EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies to support the delivery of R&D, and innovative cutting-edge products for citizens' security in our area of freedom, security and justice. COSI discussed the state of play ot this EU Innovation Hub and exchanged views on the way forward regarding its governance and operational tasks. CEPOL is grateful for all the work achieved to date and fully supports the way forward for this important initiative.

Among the topics discussed during the meeting were also the update of the Prüm framework, tackling illegal content online in the context of recent legislative developments, as well as the presentation of key highlights of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network activities in 2020, under the Chairmanship of Eurojust, and the priorities for 2021, under the Chairmanship of Frontex.


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