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Continuously supporting Member States effort through technology for a safer Europe:

  • Provide high-quality efficient services and solutions
  • Continuously align the capabilities of technology with the evolving needs of the Member States
  • Grow as a centre of excellence

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Manage operations of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), the Visa Information System (VIS) and EURODAC

  • Ensure highest levels of information security and data protection
  • Participate to implement new systems (research and development)
  • Provide training plans for national authorities on technical use of IT systems

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eu-LISA Hosts Its First Working Group Meeting on Artificial Intelligence Hosts Its First Working Group Meeting on Artificial Intelligence10/05/2021 09:00:00<p>On 11 May 2021, eu-LISA will host the first meeting of a new <strong>Working Group on Artificial Intelligence</strong> (AI), that will address the use of machine learning algorithms and AI in the context of the <a href="">large-scale IT systems</a> the Agency develops and manages.</p><p>eu-LISA and the European Commission will present their initiatives, as well as recent and planned AI-related activities in the area of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA). During the second session, a traditional "tour de table" will give EU Member States the opportunity to highlight their expectations, their own AI initiatives, elements of national AI strategies and the overall approaches in their respective countries.<br></p><p>The overall goals for the Working Group are to identify use cases for implementing AI solutions in the large-scale IT systems entrusted to eu-LISA, as 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.<br></p><p>AI should become a practical support mechanism for law enforcement practitioners, and bolster Europe's internal security. However, despite the fact that AI is based on algorithms, the main implementation challenges, in the law enforcement context, are not technical, but rather about finding the right balance between AI and data protection, data privacy and fundamental rights.<br></p><p>In 2020, eu-LISA published a research and technology monitoring report on potential uses of AI in the operational management of large-scale IT systems: <a target="_blank" href="/Publications/Reports/AI%20in%20the%20OM%20of%20Large-scale%20IT%20Systems%20-%20Factsheet.pdf">Factsheet</a> • <a target="_blank" href="/Publications/Reports/AI%20in%20the%20OM%20of%20Large-scale%20IT%20Systems.pdf">Full Report</a>.<br></p><p>In April 2021, the European Commission proposed a regulation for AI, titled "<a target="_blank" href="">Europe fit for the Digital Age</a>".<br></p><p> <br> </p>
Register Now - Industry Roundtable 1-2 June 2021 Now - Industry Roundtable 1-2 June 202110/05/2021 09:00:00<p style="font-size:16px;">On <strong>1-2 June 2021</strong>, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA)<strong><em> </em></strong>will host its next <strong>Industry Roundtable</strong>, in cooperation with the <a href="" target="_blank">Portuguese Presidency</a> of the Council of the EU.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">The event will take place online using a dedicated platform for virtual events.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">This year, the Roundtable will focus on the<strong> development and implementation of technologies facilitating contactless or seamless</strong><strong> </strong><strong>travel</strong> in light of the ongoing global pandemic<strong>.</strong></p><p style="font-size:16px;">Enabling seamless or contactless travel is a complex endeavour <strong>requiring the collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders spanning both public and private sectors</strong>,<strong> </strong>from visa-issuing authorities to transportation identity management and healthcare industries to mention a few. The recent developments in <strong>digital identity management</strong>, ongoing discussions around the deployment of digital health or vaccination certificates, as well as regional and global efforts aimed at facilitating data exchange, serve as a solid foundation for further development of seamless or contactless travel.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">The Industry Roundtable will feature pioneering technologies, products and services provided by the industry, addressing the pandemic-related challenges the current security ecosystem faces. Industry will showcase these technologies, products and services to the end-user community of experts, representing relevant authorities from EU Member States and EU Institutions. The Roundtable will also provide a forum to discuss recent developments facilitating the deployment of contactless traveller processing solutions in diverse environments (i.e. in airports, ports, as well as at land borders).<br></p><p style="font-size:16px;">The event will focus<strong> </strong>on the following <strong>challenges</strong>:</p><ul style="font-size:16px;"><li> <strong>Enabling digital identity management for travel purposes</strong>,<strong> </strong>in particular in the context of<strong> international travel</strong>;</li><li> <strong>Biometric identification technologies enabling contactless, seamless, safe and secure movement of legitimate travellers, while guaranteeing the security of EU borders</strong> - <strong> </strong>specifically, recent advances in the development of<strong> automated border crossing solutions </strong>allowing for contactless traveller identification and identity verification.<br></li></ul><div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br></span></div><div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br></span></div><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Registration is open on the <a href="" target="_blank">Industry Roundtable website</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/ir202106_reg.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /></a> </p> <br> <br><br>
eu-LISA Celebrates Europe Day 2021 Celebrates Europe Day 202107/05/2021 12:00:00<div>Since 2014 eu-LISA has been actively participating in the Europe Day celebrations. This year, just like in 2020, we have moved online, and have prepared a series of digital widgets to mark the occasion, including an interactive quiz and a brief video statement from our Executive Director.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Stay tuned and keep an eye out on our social media channels</strong> (<a target="_blank" href="">Twitter</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">LinkedIn</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">Facebook</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">YouTube</a>).<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>An online interactive <strong>quiz</strong> will challenge you to test your knowledge on topics regarding how the Schengen Area and the European Union work, and how eu-LISA does its part in ensuring free movement and safe travel across Europe.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>Between 7 and 9 May, the Agency will also be taking part in the “<a target="_blank" href="">My Europe</a> - walk through Europe and learn interesting facts!” orienteering game, set in Estonia. Users will have to complete almost 30 checkpoints displayed on the virtual map and collect points by answering mutiple-choice style questions regarding all EU Member States and the EU as a whole. eu-LISA has its own dedicated question in the orienteering game which is available in Estonian, Russian and English.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>Over the years, we have given out thousands of eu-LISA leaflets, gadgets and other give-aways, engaged countless citizens, with over 10,000 estimated visitors to our stand in Tallinn's Freedom square.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>eu-LISA also contributes and takes part each year in the EU Institutions' joint social media campaigns for Europe Day, relaying key messages on our website and social media channels, to promote the EU Agencies' joint efforts in serving EU citizens.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>Here is a look back at the past seven years. Happy Europe Day everyone!<br></div><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20210507_europe_day.jpg" target="_blank"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20210507_europe_day.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:50%;border:1px solid #dcddde;" /></a> <br></p> <br>

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