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The 20th European Police Congress, organised by the newspaper Behörden Spiegel, on 21st and 22nd February 2017 in Berlin deals with the topic „Europe – boundless? liberty, mobility, security“. With its two-day main programme and more than 20 panel sessions, where numerous further strategic and technical topics are discussed, and about 1,500 national and international participants, the European Police Congress is Europe´s leading conference on homeland security.

We are pleased to be able to present you numerous high-ranking representatives of the security authorities as the Federal Minister of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Thomas de Maizière, Frontex’s Executive Director, Fabrice Leggeri, the President of Eurojust, Michèle Coninsx, Director, Federal Office of Police fedpol of the Swiss Confederation, Nicoletta Della Valle, the President of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Dr Hans-Georg Maaßen, the State Ministers of the Interior of Bavaria and Lower Saxony and executives from Europol, eu-LISA, German Federal Police, German Federal Criminal Police and others.

The security debate will not lose momentum or will become less important in 2017. Terrorism, arson attacks against refugee houses, extreme left-wing violence, property crime and cybercrime – all these threat situations have in common that they do not stop at state borders or intensified by a changing border regime. To counteract these phenomena more stringent, a stronger cooperation, not only between the EU member states, is necessary.
The 20th European Police Congress therefore focuses in its anniversary year on the title: Europe – boundless?