Updated online module: learn more about Europol!

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21 September 2020

The EU Agency for Law Enforcement training has just released the update of the e-learning module to raise awareness about Europol and its role, and especially, to present the products and services this agency provides to support the law enforcement authorities in the Member States. The updated version includes enhanced content and features to promote and assess knowledge acquisition. This e-learning product is addressed to all law enforcement officers working in, or otherwise interested in, the area of international cooperation. To enrol for the Europol Online Module click here or visit CEPOL's e-learning platform LEEd.

Europol provides assistance to law enforcement authorities in the EU in the fight against serious international crime and terrorism, as laid out in the Europol Regulation. Its main objective is to support actions by the competent authorities of the Member States in combating serious crime affecting two or more Member States, terrorism, and forms of crime, which affect a common interest covered by an EU policy. It also works with many EU institutions and agencies, non-EU partner countries and international organisations.

Europol supports the law enforcement activities of the Member States by providing:

  • information exchange;
  • operational support and expertise, including on-the-spot support and technical support;
  • crime analysis, including both strategic analysis and operational analysis.

The module provides information on Europol’s governance, data protection responsibilities and working relationships with its partners and explains in detail the support and expertise that Europol provides to ongoing investigations and operations in the Member States. The module elaborates on knowledge and tools provided by Europol to combat particular crime domains, specifically: counterfeiting and forgery, cybercrime, drugs, weapons and hazardous substances, terrorism, operational financial intelligence and special tactics. Topics such as on-the-spot support, mechanisms (EU Policy Cycle and the EMPACT projects) and information exchange are also addressed, as well as information related to Europol's strategic and operational analysis.

The module is an essential and precious training resource that can be used by trainers and educators in their formal courses or law enforcement training curricula. Individual learners can use the module for their professionalization. Through quizzes per topic, the users can test their knowledge. Upon successful completion of all quizzes, a certificate is issued.

More information about the updated online module can be found in the ‘Types of learning’ section. The Europol online module is accessible free of charge for law enforcement officers through CEPOL's e-learning platform LEEd.



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