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CEPOL sets up Task Force in response to COVID-19

30 March 2020

A COVID-19 response Task Force, led by CEPOL Executive Director Dr. h. c. Detlef Schröder has been set up to provide, in line with CEPOL’s legal mandate, support to the Member States and partner agencies in the context of the current coronavirus outbreak crisis.

This Task Force, of temporary nature, will - in line with Articles 3 and 4 of the CEPOL legal mandate, ensure that the best possible support will be provided to partners on training and education of law enforcement officials by leveraging CEPOL’s existing online technology and e-learning infrastructure.



Our bonds are our strength: the EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies

Our bonds are our strength: the EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies
18 March 2020

In a common area, we need common answers found in solidarity. This requires networks that cooperate, exchange information, and work alongside each other. To this end, nine EU agencies have joined forces under the guidance of the European Institutions. They establish knowledge centres, judicial and law enforcement training and cooperation, training programmes and IT systems to back the countries of our common area, help manage borders, immigration and migration flows, support the development of a common European Asylum System, promote equality between women and men, tackle drug-related...


[Update] Suspension of CEPOL residential/exchange activities until 31 May 2020

20 March 2020

[Update: 20 March 2020]

The risks and implications of the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 in relation to the carrying-out of CEPOL operational activities are monitored and evaluated constantly by the Agency. That includes activities carried out in the context of externally funded projects.

Today, based on these analyses and following consultations, the Executive Director of CEPOL decided on the extension of the suspension of the following operational activities until 31 May 2020:...




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