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National University of Public Service (NUPS)
17 October 2016

From 5 to 7 October 2016, CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference organised in partnership with the National University of Public Service (NUPS) took place in Budapest, Hungary. Focused on global trends in law enforcement training and education, the conference brought together over 200 academics and practitioners from all over the world.

The development and progress of research shaping law enforcement practice or education varies across countries and forces in Europe and worldwide – what’s high on the agenda in one country can be found to be mostly neglected in the next. The contributions to the conference addressed these variations, but also similarities, best practices, opportunities and possible limitations.

Research and Science Conference 2016

The conference brought together key players in the field of law enforcement at European and international level: representatives from the People’s Republic of China, the United States of America, South Africa, Israel, the OSCE, the UNODC, to name just a few, but also two very high level key note speakers - the secretary general of INTERPOL, Mr Jürgen Stock, and the director of EUROPOL, Mr. Rob Wainwright.

Participants and experts discovered and debated on innovative techniques from all around the world, but also reflected on key questions such as: How can Evidence Cafes be used to bring change from bottom up? What are the advantages of using gamification to change behaviour and incite learning? How to use 'good quality' evidence based research to inform training need good quality analytics? How to tie evidence based practice with education & training? How do you build a police leader for this complex time?

The CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference aimed at being a platform to engage in professional and informed discussion on the future of policing and law enforcement education. Plenary presentations, panel sessions, parallel and open sessions served as lively forums for the presentation and discussion of recent experiences on global trends in law enforcement training and education, as well as future research road-maps. “Think globally act locally” served as motto for the conference.

A glimpse in participants’ feelings:

Fantastic opening keynote from Ferenc Bánfi. Superb insight into law enforcement trends and the need for a global response”, Ian, UK.

CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference seeking a collaborative approach in Budapest. So many law enforcement partners offering so much and varied digital training!”, Paolo, Italy.

Inspiring discussions on the contribution of science (inc. social sciences) for police education and training”, Rui, Portugal.

High intellect panels on professionalising policing at CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference”, David, US

Great line up with the heads of the biggest police organisations worldwide”, Eduardo, Spain

CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference is not losing sight of local variation in implementation and helps to see common gaps and areas for shared practice”, Laurent, France.

Very thought provoking presentations, such passion from the presenters”, Jennifer, UK.

CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference increasing in popularity and visibility with over 200 delegates at this year's conference in Budapest”, Matthias, Germany.

Wonderful closing address from Norbert Kis and Ferenc Bánfi, capturing the essence of this excellent conference in words”, Ian, UK.

Had great time at CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference”, Gabor, Hungary.

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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
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Ó utca 27
Hungary

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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
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