Further suspension of onsite training activities in Hungary until end of June 2021

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Further suspension of onsite training activities in Hungary until end of June 2021
09 November 2020

CEPOL Executive Director Dr.h.c. Detlef Schröder intends to extend the duration of the suspension of onsite activities in Hungary until the end of June 2021 via decision of the CEPOL Management Board, following a thorough assessment of the rapid deterioration in the epidemiological situation in Hungary and the EU, and more specifically taking into consideration:

  • the decisions adopted by the Hungarian Government to continue applying very strict entry bans to the country for the upcoming period, according to which borders are closed to most non-Hungarian residents, while Hungarian residents have to undergo a mandatory quarantine,
  • the Official COVID-19 communications issued by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Commission, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national authorities,
  • the circulation restrictions and health and safety measures being adopted by EU national governments.

As per the above decision, and as a general rule, the following activities will remain suspended:

  • Residential (onsite) training activities planned to take place in Hungary, including training activities carried out in the context of externally funded projects,
  • CEPOL-organised meetings in its headquarters in Budapest,
  • Group visits to CEPOL premises.

Where possible, some of these activities will still be organised through electronic means.

The residential portfolio of 2020 granted training activities is permanently being reviewed. Some onsite training activities where possible are being converted and implemented as online products. Updated information is available on CEPOL website.

To be granted training activities for 2021 to be organised by CEPOL Framework Partners in their respective host countries will start to be implemented from 1 July 2021. Any decision to implement granted activities before July 2021 will be assessed by the Executive Director of CEPOL and the CEPOL Management Board on an ad hoc basis.

Additionally, all activities under CEPOL Exchange Programme will resume as of the 1st of July 2021.

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact CEPOL at:



Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032