CEPOL to hold its fourth virtual Management Board meeting

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29 June 2020

On 30 June 2020, the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training will hold its fourth Management Board online meeting, marking the beginning of the TRIO Presidency by Germany, Portugal and Slovenia.

As part of the agenda, CEPOL Executive Director will present to the Board the changes introduced to the Annual Work Programme for the remaining part of 2020 and will inform about the subsequent adjustments the Single Programming Document (SPD) 2020-2022 requires due to the COVID-19 emergency. CEPOL has designated significant resources to assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its budget and operations, and has consequently prepared a major revision exercise. An amendment to the SPD will be launched this week for adoption by the Board through a written procedure.

On this meeting, CEPOL Executive Director will also present the Operational Training Needs Analysis (OTNA) on Facilitation of Illegal Immigration; on Criminal Finance, Money laundering and Asset recovery; on Trafficking in Human Beings; and on Drugs Trafficking.

The OTNA methodology consists in a structured training needs analysis procedure that takes in consideration deliverables of the EU Strategic Needs Assessment process. The four reports outline training priorities in their corresponding areas based on the analysis of the data received from law enforcement agencies and CEPOL National Units (CNUs).

The Board will also set the calendar of meetings for the second half of 2020.

This will be the last Management Board meeting presided by Dr. Kimmo Himberg, Director of the Police University College in Tampere, Finland, and Chair of CEPOL Management Board until the end of June 2020. Ahead of the meeting, CEPOL Executive Director, Dr. h. c. Detlef Schröder, has pointed out the professionalism demonstrated by Dr. Himberg and his deep dedication to the performance of his duties: “The constructive fashion in which Dr. Himberg has chaired the Management Board strongly contributed to the successful work and positive spirit in the CEPOL Management Board during the last 18 months”, Detlef Schröder stated.

As of 1st July, the Chairmanship of the Board will be held by Mr. José Leitao, Head of the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security in Portugal.


Outcomes of Proceedings of the 4th online meeting of CEPOL Management Board are available here.



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