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The European Police College (CEPOL) wants a co-operation agreement with Norway

On 13 January, the Governing Board of the European Police College (CEPOL) authorised its Director to start negotiations with Norway about a co-operation agreement.

25/01/2006 :: CEPOL is a network of national training institutes in the EU Member States. It offers training courses, seminars and conferences for senior police officers.

CEPOL was first established in 2000. Recently, it became an official EU Body. CEPOL is located in Bramshill in the United Kingdom. More information can be obtained from their web-site: http://www.cepol.net/KIM/.

The Norwegian Police University College is already an associated member of CEPOL. Norway is also part of CEPOLs European Police Learner Network, its Police Science Database and exchange of trainers. Furthermore, experts from Norway participate in working groups trying to establish a common curriculum and a common platform for Police Science in Europe.

According to the EU Council Decision setting up CEPOL it “may co-operate with national training institutes of non-member States of the European Union, in particular with those of the candidate countries, as well as with those of Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.” Given the new formal status of CEPOL, it is necessary to formalise the co-operation with Norway.

The Norwegian national contact point for CEPOL is Ms Grete-Ba Fl├ąten, Norwegian Police University College.

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