Online Conference „Online Learning – Experiences from the Corona Crisis“

Due to the Corona Pandemic the Austrian Police Academy organized the first online conference on the topic “Online Learning – Experiences from the Corona Crises” on 30th September and 1st October. Speakers from six countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Serbia, The Netherlands and Ukraine) shared their experience with more than 70 participants. The conference was moderated by AEPC Secretary General Peter Lamplot.

A special thanks goes to CEPOL for providing the access to their online meeting tool.

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from left to right: Carina M. (CEPOL), Mario Krebs (AEPC Secretariat), Peter Lamplot (AEPC Secretary General)


Workshop on „Supportive Policing in the Institutional Management of Security“

Norbert LEITNER, President of the Association of European Police Colleges (AEPC) and Yilmaz COLAK, Vice President of AEPC and the President of the Turkish Nationa Police Academy, have the honor to invite to the AEPC Workshop on „Supportive Policing in the Institutiona Management of Security“ to be held in Istanbul on 26th September 2019. Appendix

For further Information please contact the AEPC secretariat.


Workshop on „Domestic Violence“ in Dnipropetrovsk

The first Workshop on Domestic Violence took place from 3rd to 5th June 2019 hosted by the State University Dnipropetrovsk. The Rector of the State University, Police Colonel Andrii Fomenko, and AEPC Secretary General, Colonel Peter Lamplot, welcomed 22 experts from eight AEPC member countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Romania, The Netherland, Turkey and Ukraine).

Beside the intensiv experience exchange, different ways of mulit agency cooperation were discussed and proposals for a more effective cooperation elaborated.

A follow-up Meeting on that Workshop is planned in June 2020.


Marek Link Appointed as Rector of Estonian Academy of Security Sciences

Minister of the Interior Katri Raik appointed today the current Vice-Rector of Development and Innovation Marek Link as the new Rector of Estonian Academy of Security Sciences(EASS).

Marek Link has worked at EASS since 2008 – in the past 3.5 years as the Vice-Rector of Development and Innovation, before that as the head of the Police College training centre and the Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies. Link received the Most Innovative Lecturer Award at EASS in 2015, the silver cross of merit of EASS in 2013 and he was selected the Colleague of the Year in 2012.

Minister of Interior, Katri Raik, said in her interview that she has been Marek’s colleague. She shares Mareks’ conviction of the importance of student-centred education, the need for improving teaching methodology and international cooperation. “Marek will begin his mission at an enviable time – the new building of the Academy of Security Sciences is about to be opened providing them with a number of new opportunities. Our internal security institutions need new people and not only among youngsters. This, in turn, means that the instruction in the field of internal security must be considerably more flexible and innovative,” the Minister of the Interior Katri Raik stated.

According to Marek Link, the career of many employees working in the field of internal security begins at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, and it is therefore important that the acquired education provides them with not only professional skills and knowledge but also with broadened horizons and entrepreneurship. “Irrespective of the speciality, it is clear that security can only be established in cooperation and it starts from all of us. And EASS has an important role to play in this,” Link remarked. The Academy of Security Sciences is a unique educational institution in the world, as the instruction in the field of internal security of the entire country is conducted in one organisation. Similarly, it is possible to acquire education on vocational and professional higher education level as well as in Master’s studies. The mission of EASS is to teach how to ensure security and live safely.

The work of EASS is conducted in various places in Estonia – in Tallinn, Paikuse, Väike-Maarja, Muraste and soon also in Narva where we will have a new practise centre. The Academy employs more than 200 people and teaches around 1000 students providing education in customs and taxation, corrections, police, rescue and emergency response service.


RAN POL Meeting ‚Dissemination, implementation, evaluation and training’, 24-25 January, Budapest (HU)

Peter Lamplot, Secretary General of the AEPC and Mario Krebs, AEPC Secretariat and Austrian National Contact Point for RAN Pol, gave a presentation on the AEPC initiative „Prevention of Radicalization“. From October 2017 until September 2018 four Workshops with more then 50 participants from eleven countries were conducted. Due to that initiative nine new projects were elaborated and some are already implemented.


The Executive Committee meeting of AEPC was held in the Police Educational Complex of RA in November 2018

The Police Educational Complex has become a member since the 7th of May, 2017, and this year it has hosted the representatives of AEPC (Association of European Police Colleges) seven member institutions of Austria, Norway, Germany, France, Romania, Georgia, Ukraine.
Until the Executive Committee meeting would launch on 7th of November, the leadership staff of the Educational Complex visited the Armenian Genocide museum-Institute.
Afterwards, the guests arrived to the Police Educational Complex of RA, they were met officially by the leadership staff, managed by the head of the Educational Complex, Police Major General Mushegh Babayan.

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New member in the AEPC family

This September the AEPC has got a new member. During the Governing Board Meeting in Baku/Azerbaijan, Dnipropetrovsk State University/Ukraine signed the Memorandum of Understanding and became the 55th member.

Welcome in the AEPC family!

Detailed Information about Dnipropetrovsk State University is abailable on our Website „Academy of the Month“.

Biography of Andrii Fomenko, Rector of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs

Born on April 16, 1972 in the town of Rudny, Kustanai Oblast, the Republic of Kazakhstan. Married, one daughter.

In 1994 graduated from Poltava Higher Military Command School of Communications.

From 1994 to 1996 he served in the Armed Forces.

In 2005 he graduated from Lugansk Academy of Internal Affairs. Specialized in “Jurisprudence”.

From 1997 to 2015, he served in the Operational and Technical Units of the internal affairs bodies. Has worked his way from a criminal investigator of operative-technical department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Mykolaiv Oblast to the First Deputy Director of the Department of Operational and Technical Activities of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Has been serving in the National Police of Ukraine since 2015

In January 2016 he has been appointed to the position of Vice-Rector of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, since October 2017 – Rector of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs.

For exemplary performance of his call of duty, contribution into national security, by the Decree of Ukraine President, Mr. Andrii Fomenko was awarded Order “For Merit” of 3-rd Class. Also awarded with Ukrainian MIA excellence badges „For Excellent Service“ 1-st and 2-nd Class, «For safety of nation» 1-st and 2-nd Class, «Honorary Badge of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine», «Law and Honor», as well as medals: «For valor» 2-nd Class, «For services in fighting the crime» 2-nd and 3-rd Class.

In 2017, Andrii Fomenko was granted the degree of Candidate of Legal Science.

By Decree of the President of Ukraine on 01.12.2018 No. 404/2018 was awarded the title Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

His military rank: Police Colonel.