CEPOL HoOPS presents JHAAN Presidency priorities at COSI

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11 February 2022

On 9 February 2022, CEPOL Head of Operations, Ms Mailis Pukonen represented the agency in Brussels at the informal meeting of the Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI). This was the first COSI meeting organised under the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.

On the agenda of the meeting was the presentation by CEPOL of the priorities of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network* for 2022. Taking the floor during this discussion point, the CEPOL Head of Operations underlined the agency’s dedication and enthusiasm to achieve tangible results throughout the year, in cooperation with the other partners of the network.

When noting the three main priorities under the CEPOL Presidency: Digital transformation, EU Green Deal and the JHAA contribution to achieving its objectives, as well the JHA agencies’ cooperation with third countries, Ms Pukonen had the opportunity to stress the importance of training as an overarching priority for CEPOL.

‘Training is at the core of our agency’s mandate and, of course, we will encourage discussions around aspects of training within the context of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network. For example, we all have knowledge and experiences to share regarding the impact of the pandemic on current learning methods and environments. Recognising the important role that digitalisation has to play, we will also focus on digital skills gaps, particularly in relation to law enforcement, as well as on elements of electronic training, learning and capacity building’,

stated Ms Pukonen on the occasion of the meeting.

(*) The JHAAN includes nine agencies: the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA), the EU Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), the EU’s Law Enforcement Agency (Europol), the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL).

Read more about this year's Presidency here.



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