Cooperation Agreement between Europol and CEPOL Signed

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31 October 2007

The strategic cooperation agreement between CEPOL - European Police College and Europol was signed by the Director of Europol, Max-Peter Ratzel, the Chair of the CEPOL Governing Board, Carla Falua, and the Director of CEPOL, Ulf Göransson at the Europol headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands on Friday 19 October 2007.
The purpose of the agreement is to enhance the cooperation between Europol and CEPOL in strengthening the training of senior police officers, in particular by organising courses, seminars and conferences and developing and implementing common curricula and course material.
Under this agreement, a common curriculum "Europol" will be updated on a yearly basis. CEPOL will be responsible for the administration and learning methodology, while Europol experts will be invited in the implementation courses, i.e. training of trainers, and cooperate in the development and implementation of common curricula on forms of crime within the Europol mandate.
The agreement will also allow for the exchange of information between CEPOL and Europol and access to the European Police Research and Science Database CEPOL e-Doc.
This agreement will further strengthen the collaboration between Europol and CEPOL in the training of senior police officers in Europe to encourage the cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime, public security and law and order.
"The agreement is a formal confirmation of the already existing cooperation between Europol and CEPOL," said Ulf Göransson. He added: "In 2007, Europol is supporting more than 40 CEPOL courses and seminars by sending experts and trainers and by providing CEPOL with important training material. The cooperation is a benefit for both agencies as it gives Europol an opportunity to be a part of the training network in the fight against cross-border crime, as well as gives CEPOL possibilities to meet experts from Europol.


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