CEPOL high-level meetings in Athens

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19 December 2019

CEPOL's Executive Director, Dr. h. c. Detlef Schröder met yesterday in Athens with Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) to discuss how to strengthen cooperation between the two agencies and maximise synergies in the field of training for law enforcement concerning cybersecurity and cybercrime.

Mr Schröder had a fruitful forward-looking discussion with the Chief of the Hellenic Police, Police Lieutenant General, Mr. Michail Karamalakis and the Commander of the Hellenic Police Academy, Police Major General, Mr. Panagiotis Kordolaimis. CEPOL's Executive Director expressed his appreciation of the strong Greek involvement and standing support for CEPOL and its activities. He also highlighted the extraordinary engagement of the Hellenic Police officers in CEPOL's e-learning activities. Future cooperation in the external domain in terms of Greek involvement in CEPOL’s capacity building projects in the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean were also discussed.

CEPOL's Executive Director also visited the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), where he held meetings with the Director, Mr. Ioannis Karageorgopoulos, the President of the Board of Directors, Mr. Theodoros Dravillas and other colleagues. KEMEA as Framework Partner of CEPOL implements many training activities, for example in November this year a course on Protection of THB victims took place in Athens, as well as a Train the trainers course in September 2019.

The day was concluded with meetings with representatives of the Hellenic Law Enforcement Agencies, the Hellenic Coast Guard, Customs and the Special Secretariat for Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE).

CEPOL visiting partners in Greece



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