The new chairmanship of CEPOL Management Board elected

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Kimmo Kaleva Himberg from Finland and Danijela Petković
20 November 2018

CEPOL’s Management Board at its meeting in Vienna has elected Kimmo Kaleva Himberg from Finland and Danijela Petković from Croatia as its new Chair and Deputy Chair respectively. They will both initiate their mandates as of 1 January 2019.

Following the voting procedure, Executive Director of the European Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), Detlef Schröder has thanked outgoing MB chairmanship Norbert Leitner and Elmar Nurmela and wished their successors good cooperation:

On behalf of our Agency staff and our law enforcement training community, I would like to thank the outgoing chairs for their dedication and help received in steering the Agency in the right direction, especially throughout the last months with the Austrian Presidency. With the Romanian Presidency approaching, under the new chairmanship, we hope to explore further and provide training input in the important areas in line with the recent results of CEPOL’s Strategic Training Needs Assessment”.

The first ever CEPOL’s report on the EU Strategic Training Needs Assessment (EU-STNA) has also been shared and discussed with the Management Board members in Vienna. The document will be further presented this week in Brussels to the Council’s Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) and discussed with other Executive Directors of EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Agencies in Vilnius.

The EU-STNA report identifies core capability gaps relating to information exchange and transnational cooperation. Addressing them is crucial to strengthen EU’s response to internal security threats.

CEPOL’s Management Board in Vienna is to conclude on 21 November 2018.

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