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CEPOL welcomes European Security and Defence College

31 July 2013

On 30 July 2013, Mr Hans-Bernhard Weisserth, Director of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) visited CEPOL.

Mr Weisserth provided a comprehensive overview of the ESDC and met with the Director and senior managers from CEPOL. The visit gave an opportunity for both parties to focus on training activities for the preparation of missions and to explore ways for further mutual cooperation between both the ESDC and CEPOL.  The ESDC and CEPOL have agreed that a CEPOL representative will join the ESDC’s executive academic board.

Dr Ferenc Bánfi, Director of CEPOL, said...


Visit of Eurojust President

24 May 2013

Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) visited CEPOL on Thursday 23 May.

During her visit, Ms Coninsx met with CEPOL Director Dr Ferenc Bánfi and other agency staff. The focus of the visit was areas of cooperation between both agencies. In addition, Ms Coninsx and Dr Bánfi exchanged views on the latest developments in the field of justice and home affairs (JHA), in particular those issues affecting EU JHA agencies. Ms Coninsx also gave an overview of the forthcoming creation of a European public prosecutor’s office.



2012 Annual Report now available

15 May 2013

CEPOL is pleased to announce that its Annual Report 2012 is now available. The Annual Report contains information about CEPOL’s achievements in 2012. The report also highlights a selection of training activities that were implemented during the year.

In total, 6,019 people took part in a CEPOL training activity in 2012, up from 4,206 participants in 2011 (an increase of 43%). Through a combination of reduced governance costs and the greater use of new technology to facilitate training and coordination, the agency reasonably lowered the unit price of training activities. This was...




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