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eu-LISA’s Working Group on Artificial Intelligence discusses priorities for the application of AI in the area of internal security’s-Working-Group-on-Artificial-Intelligence-discusses-priorities-for-the-application-of-AI-in-the-area-of-internal-s.aspxeu-LISA’s Working Group on Artificial Intelligence discusses priorities for the application of AI in the area of internal security28/09/2022 11:30:00<p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On 28 September 2022, eu-LISA hosted the first hybrid meeting of its Working Group on Artificial Intelligence (WGAI) in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss use-cases for the implementation of AI in the areas of internal security and migration.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Established in February 2021, the WGAI is an informal advisory body set up by eu-LISA involving experts from the European Commission, EU Member State authorities and relevant EU Agencies.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">During today's meeting, the working group discussed a number of priority use-cases to be further developed, transformed into pilot projects and, where feasible, implemented in the near future, in collaboration with the Member States. The use-cases discussed focus on improving the effectiveness and operational efficiency of authorities operating in the area of internal security and migration management. More specifically, application of AI to support the detection of forged travel and supporting documents, automated pre-processing of long-stay and residence permit applications for the Schengen Area, as well as AI supporting risk assessment by way of identification of irregular travelling patterns.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the second part of the meeting, the working group participated in a validation workshop of the <a target="_blank" href="">AP4AI</a> project. The main objective of the AP4AI (Accountability Principles for Artificial Intelligence) project is to define a set of accountability principles integrating positions of citizens and practitioners, develop a framework for assessing the compliance of AI solutions with the defined principles, as well as a software assessment tool to support security practitioners. The project is coordinated by <a href="">Europol</a> and <a target="_blank" href="">CENTRIC</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The overall goals for the WGAI are to identify use-cases for implementing AI solutions within the large-scale IT systems entrusted to eu-LISA, to maximise the added value of the services the Agency provides to its stakeholders, and to facilitate the development of a common approach for the use of AI-based solutions.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The next WGAI meeting is scheduled for 23 November 2022, where the discussions on the specific challenges associated with the implementation of the prioritised use-cases will continue.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20220928.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /> </p><p> <br> </p><br>
eu-LISA committed to defending EU values committed to defending EU values14/09/2022 13:00:00<p>On 14 September 2022, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her 2022 State of the Union address (SOTEU) to the European Parliament, presenting the achievements of the past year and the priorities for the year ahead. </p><p>In her address, Ms von der Leyen outlined flagship initiatives which the European Commission plans to undertake in the coming year. Many of them are made in response to recommendations from citizens collected through the Conference of the Future of Europe.</p><p>The initiatives among others include:</p><ul><li><p>Continuing to strongly support Ukraine and its people, including by mobilising the full power of the EU's Single Market</p></li><li><p>Putting in place measures to support Europeans weather the energy crisis</p></li><li><p>Supporting the business environment, particularly small and medium enterprises, to strengthen Europe's future competitiveness</p></li><li><p>Cutting the EU's dependency on Russian fossil fuels, and working closely with reliable suppliers</p></li><li><p>Investing further in renewable energy with a particular focus on hydrogen</p></li><li><p>Leading globally on climate adaptation and protecting our nature</p></li><li><p>Continuing to stand up for democracy, at home and across the world, and for the rule of law</p></li></ul><p>As further initiatives, the European Commission announced the upcoming legislative Proposal on the digitalisation of travel documents and the facilitation of travel, which will be of great interest for eu-LISA taking into consideration the Agency's intensive work on <a href="">EES</a>  and <a href="">ETIAS</a>.<br><br>The President also addressed Home Affairs, stating that solidarity is still missing in the EU migration debate and that actions aimed at Ukrainian refugees should not be an exception. The EU needs a migration system that is crisis proof and quick to deploy, and a permanent and legally binding mechanism that ensures solidarity. It should be supported by effective controls at EU external borders for a Europe that manages migration with dignity and respect. She then referred to the New Pact on Migration and progress there calling for the political will to move forward. As <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=d983433c-0865-4de1-a0ae-1df1a0b7e4c0&TermSetId=8b33697b-07fc-4f3b-b28b-4f6a7829532a&TermId=c4f2f182-b3fb-4c5d-b569-0275e6a04efd">Eurodac</a> is one of the main operational responsibilities of eu-LISA, the Agency closely monitors the debate on the Pact and supports co-legislators with its technical expertise whenever required.<br></p><h2>Further Readings<br></h2><p></p><ul><li><a href="">European Commission press release and dedicated page</a></li><li><a href="/Newsroom/News/Documents/SOTEU%202022%20Achievements%20and%20Timeline.pdf" target="_blank">2021-2022 Achievements and Timeline</a><br></li></ul><p></p><p> <br> </p>
Annual meeting of the EU Innovation Hub: research and innovation making a difference for citizens’ security’-security.aspxAnnual meeting of the EU Innovation Hub: research and innovation making a difference for citizens’ security14/09/2022 08:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On 13-14 September, the EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security held its Annual Event in Brussels, organised in cooperation with the <a href="">Community of European Research and Innovation for Security</a> (CERIS). Representatives of EU institutions and agencies were joined by research and technology organisations, internal security practitioners from EU Member States, and academic experts in the security field. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Under the theme "Shaping responsible solutions for internal security", this year's Annual Event focused on the need to develop effective security solutions while at the same time meeting citizens' expectations in terms of privacy, transparency and accountability. The discussions focused on encryption and AI (the Hub's priorities for 2022), with presentations from a range of government, research and technology organisations. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Annual Event also provided an opportunity for mapping key innovation projects and stakeholders, as requested by the <a href="">Standing Committee on Internal Security</a> (COSI). This mapping will help to shape the Hub's priorities for the future. Participants left the event with a clearer understanding of how to translate research projects into real operational impact.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security is a collaborative network of innovation labs, which are dedicated teams working in EU bodies to explore the application of new technologies. Innovation labs provide their respective agencies with technical updates and new solutions in fields including justice, border security, immigration, asylum and law enforcement. The Annual Event serves as a chance to review the Hub's work, showcase innovative projects and set priorities for the future.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Deputy Executive Director of eu-LISA, <strong>Luca Tagliaretti</strong>, said: "The EU Innovation Hub already demonstrates the value of inter-institutional collaboration. However, we must not stop here. To be truly successful, we should ensure that the Hub brings new ideas and initiatives that go beyond what we already do or plan to do as individual entities today, focusing on strategic priorities with a significant cross-sectoral component where collaboration brings clear added value. eu-LISA has been a committed member of the Innovation Hub since its beginning and strongly believes in the mission of the Hub and its potential role of bringing the innovation actors together, during the Annual Event and on regular basis."  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Technological innovation is particularly relevant for those responsible for the EU's internal security. Criminals are increasingly leveraging the benefits of modern technology, such as encryption and cryptocurrency platforms, within their malicious activities. The work of innovation labs is therefore a key pillar in ensuring law enforcement can stay one step ahead in the field of internal security. Therefore, the cooperation between all Hub Members and bringing the academia, legislators, Member States Authorities and project leader and exchanging ideas during events like the Innovation Hub Annual Event is so crucial.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Further information</strong></p><ul><li><a href="">The EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security</a><br></li></ul><div><br></div><div><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/20220914_eu_inno_hub.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/20220914_eu_inno_lt1.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/20220914_eu_inno_lt2.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>

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