European Police Chiefs Convention 2021

01 October 2021
Press Release
Press Release/News
European police chiefs convened at Europol to discuss emerging criminal threats, challenges and opportunities.

During 29-30 September, European Police Chiefs convened at Europol's headquarters in The Hague to discuss future threats to the internal security of the European Union. Europol's European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC) is the most significant law enforcement convention taking place in the European Union. Co-hosted by the Slovenian National Police in the context of Slovenia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the EPCC covered serious and organised crime and terrorism, and its manifestations and infiltration within European society.
Under the leadership of Europol's Executive Director Catherine De Bolle, police chiefs and high-level representatives from the EU Member States exchanged assessments of current and emerging criminal threats, challenges and opportunities across three panels and hundreds of bilateral and multilateral meetings. In their conclusions, the police chiefs addressed the issues of international police cooperation, emerging threats arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and policing in a digital world.