The role of Europol in international interdisciplinary European cooperation

  • Catherine De Bolle
Keywords: Europol, Law Enforcement, Academia, Cooperation, Criminal Policy


Europol’s mission is to support the EU Member States and Europol’s partners in their fight against terrorism, cybercrime and other serious and organised forms of crime. To accomplish this goal it is crucial to collaborate with many non-EU partner states, international organisations, academia and private entities. This article illustrates Europol’s cooperation with academia and other non-law enforcement partners and the benefits of this cooperation for Europol in its efforts to work more effectively and make innovation a key part of the agency’s business model. First, the introduction presents an overview of Europol’s activities and services. Following this, Europol cooperation with academia, interdisciplinary entities and the private sector is assessed. Finally, challenges are evaluated before the conclusion.

How to Cite
De Bolle, C. (2020). The role of Europol in international interdisciplinary European cooperation. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (19), 13-24. Retrieved from