CEPOL presented to the LIBE MEPs of the new Parliament’s mandate

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04 September 2019

CEPOL's Executive Director Dr h. c. Detlef Schröder presented today the Agency's tasks and activities at the meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) at the European Parliament in Brussels. It was a chance for the ED to bring the work of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training closer to the MEPs of the new EP mandate 2019-2024.

Detlef Schröder stressed that despite its low budget for many years, the Agency had achieved a continuous increase in the number of participants in CEPOL training activities over the years. It expects as many as 35 000 law enforcement officials to take part in its training activities in 2019, an annual increase of 20% from the 2018 figures. He stressed that to continue with the growth, a further reinforcement of the resources might be necessary.

CEPOL is devoted to the highest quality of training. The ED was proud to highlight the recent reception of the ISO certificate 29993:2017 for four Agency's courses. Furthermore, he presented the opening of the CEPOL Cybercrime Academy in June this year as the new milestone in relation to the training requirements necessary to increase digital competences of law enforcement in the European Union.

In the debate with the MEPs, Mr Schröder responded to the questions from MEP Ramona STRUGARIU (RE/RO) on the CEPOL activities in the area of Trafficking in Human Beings as well as the participation of the Romanian police in such thematic courses. And from MEP Marina KALJURAND (S&D, EE) on CEPOL's dedication to fighting online violence and harassment through raising law enforcement officials' digital skills and electronic evidence gathering.

The meeting also provided a chance to present CEPOL's capacity building work in third countries, as well as the first EU Strategic Training, Needs Assessment delivered by the Agency last year.

The intervention can be observed by video recording here:




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