CEPOL holds its 8th CEPOL National Units network meeting

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07 October 2020

The EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training hosted today its 8th CNU network meeting –held for the first time via video conference since the beginning of the pandemic.

The meeting, chaired by the Head of CNU Germany, Mr Carsten Twelmeier, provided the opportunity for CEPOL to update CEPOL National Units on the latest call for Framework Partners and the foreseen call for grants 2021, as well as on the upcoming EU–STNA exercise. CEPOL introduced a forthcoming CEPOL Knowledge Centre on Law Enforcement cooperation, Information Exchange and Interoperability and presented the latest developments in CEPOL’s external relations. Other topics of the agenda included the state of play of CEPOL’s capacity building projects in third countries; the results following the roll out this year of CEPOL’s new eLearning platform, LEEd; and an update on CEPOL’s Liaison Office recent work.

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In the words of CEPOL Executive Director: “This CNU meeting has also been an opportunity for all participating members to share their experiences in dealing with this COVID-19 pandemic and to seek for joint solutions to some of the challenges before us”.

A major consideration by some CNU members has been the acknowledgement that the Covid-19 has severely impacted law enforcement academies across Europe and the law enforcement certified qualification schemes. From that perspective, a number of CNU members recognised CEPOL’s response last April in granting EU national training institutes’ access to CEPOL’s own learning management platform, allowing to create collective learning spaces to ensure the virtual continuity of law enforcement training activities in Member States.

Following this CNU meeting, CEPOL will also hold tomorrow, online, the annual network meeting of CEPOL Research and Science Correspondents.

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