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21 March 2023

CEPOL’s Executive Director visits EJTN to discuss collaboration between the EU judiciary and law enforcement agencies


EJTN’s Secretary General, Judge Ingrid Derveaux, today welcomed a delegation from the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), led by Executive Director Montserrat Marín López.

Topics discussed included the current state of cooperation between the two organisations in training and exchanges for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement agents. Ms Derveaux and Ms Marín López discussed how to reinforce the ongoing collaboration between EJTN and CEPOL to improve the knowledge and skills of criminal justice professionals, as well as to fight crime and illicit activities at EU level.

The discussions also touched on issues such as emerging forms of criminality, particularly in the online space, the digitalisation of EU Member States’ justice systems, and the need to further improve communication between law enforcement agencies and the judiciary.

Commenting on the outcome of the discussions, EJTN’s Secretary General Ingrid Derveaux said: “The European judiciary highly values the well-established cooperation between EJTN and CEPOL. We will continue working with CEPOL to reinforce our training and exchange activities and to strengthen the fight against organised crime in Europe.”

CEPOL’s Executive Director, Montserrat Marín López, said: “In today’s fast-paced world, law enforcement and judiciary authorities have to work closely together to stay ahead of cross-border crime. Vocational training plays a central role in our efforts, as it strengthens cooperation at the EU level and promotes a common EU law enforcement culture. The EJTN is a strategic partner for CEPOL in this endeavour. We will continue enhancing the competence of EU law enforcement officials through joint training programmes that promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices.”

Notes for editors

Every year, EJTN and CEPOL implement ten joint training programmes across a wide range of areas, including joint investigation teams, asset recovery, and the fight against corruption, human trafficking, and radicalisation.

In addition, EJTN and CEPOL organise 20 exchange activities every year, providing opportunities for EU judges, prosecutors and law enforcement agents.

The cooperation between both organisations is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) adopted in 2017.

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