First Research and Science Correspondents Meeting held in Austria

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16 February 2009

Experts from 20 Member States gathered for the first Research and Science Correspondents meeting in Traiskirchen (Vienna) at the Austrian Sicherheitsakademie on 3-4 February 2009.

In accordance with the CEPOL Governing Board decision 28/2008, a Research and Science Correspondent’s principle tasks are:

  • Identify and disseminate information on different policing areas relating to national scientific institutes, centres, publications and experts;
  • Impart international contact, knowledge, information and support to national police researchers, research institutes and police organisations;
  • Provide scientific advice to CEPOL’s learning and training activities;
  • Initiate, organise and manage continuous update of the research and science part of CEPOL’s e-Library.

Following a “who’s who” with everybody outlining their expectations with regards to their new CEPOL role, the Chair of the Research and Science Working Group, Dr. Janos Fehervary, introduced the meeting to organisational aspects of CEPOL and its various activities in the area of research and science.

CEPOL Secretariat’s Research and Knowledge Management Officer, Dr. Detlef Nogala, explained the methods for information exchange CEPOL's e-Net has to offer. He gave a detailed presentation of the e-Library’s features.

Since the Research and Science Correspondents are responsible for the 'Scientific Collections' for their respective Member States within the e-Library, a practical session on handling new submissions was also on the agenda.

Due to time constraints, not all tasks of the Research and Science Correspondents could be addressed so the group agreed to make use of the tools provided by e-Net and organise virtual meetings using the discussion forum to continue their work.

After the meeting, a satisfied host Dr. Janos Fehervary said: “The first meeting of the National Research and Science Correspondents succeeded in being a promising start for this new part of CEPOL's networking community.”

Dr. Detlef Nogala added: “Valuable connections have been made for future collaboration and towards becoming a vital link between the national police-related scientific communities and all other stakeholders within the network of CEPOL.”



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