Working Arrangement signed between CEPOL and EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

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Working Arrangement signed between CEPOL and EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
24 August 2021

CEPOL’s Executive Director, Dr. h.c. Detlef Schröder, visited today the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna to conclude a bilateral Working Arrangement to reinforce the cooperation between both agencies.

Active and close collaboration between both organisations has been a mutual practice, for instance, with the development this year of specific onsite and eLearning training activities on the topic of hate crime available to EU law enforcement officials.

This working arrangement provides now a structured, long-term frame of cooperation in the areas of exchange of knowledge, consultations and, notably, in the development, dissemination and delivery of training activities and awareness-raising materials and publications.

“Fundamental rights are a cross-cutting priority in CEPOL’s learning portfolio and its EU-funded project activities. By signing this cooperation agreement, both agencies look to further help each other to strengthen the fundamental rights aspects of law enforcement training and learning”, highlighted Dr. h.c. Detlef Schröder.

Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, added: “This Working Arrangement will further strengthen the good cooperation of FRA and CEPOL. It will help ensure that fundamental rights issues are well covered in law enforcement training activities, supporting law enforcement officials in respecting people’s rights in their daily work.”

Invited by EU bodies and agencies to become an active cooperation partner in efforts to promote fundamental rights aspects within the Member States, CEPOL established this year an Expert Group on Fundamental Rights, where FRA participation is greatly appreciated.

Other equally important topics discussed during the visit to FRA are the Chairmanship of the Justice and Home Affairs Network, expected to be held by CEPOL in 2022.

Click the following link to read the full Working Arrangement between FRA and CEPOL.

Dr. h.c. Detlef Schröder, Executive Director, For the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)

(L-r): Dr. h.c. Detlef Schröder, Executive Director for the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) and Michael O’Flaherty, Director for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)


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