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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
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eu-LISA - Interoperability as the Essential Building Block for Digital Resilience - Interoperability as the Essential Building Block for Digital Resilience26/11/2020 09:20:00<p style="text-align:justify;">Today, <a href="/">eu-LISA</a> hosts its 7<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference <strong><em>"Interoperability - Building Digital Resilience for the EU Justice and Home Affairs Community"</em></strong>. The conference is<strong> </strong>organised in cooperation with the <a href="">German Presidency</a> of the Council of the European Union and aims to tackle the top priority issues regarding digitalisation in EU justice and home affairs. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The focus of the fully digital conference is set on the paradigm shift introduced by interoperability while also reflecting on aspects of its technical implementation. The conference aims, on one hand, to explore how the JHA community can benefit from an enhanced focus on innovation & technology and, on the other hand, to touch upon the potential influence of innovation and the latest technological solutions to policy-making at EU and national levels. Possible implications from the COVID-19 pandemic on the acceleration of digital transformation, as well as benefits and possibilities for the law enforcement sector stemming from the new information architecture form another set of questions for discussions and reflections.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The conferences is honoured by <strong>Commissioner JOHANSSON's </strong>keynote statement, emphasising that eu-LISA together with the national counterparts in all EU Member States are the backbone of the Schengen Area, making the most cherished right of Europeans, freedom of movement, possible.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em> </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>"Digital transformation is one of the building blocks of NextGenerationEU and eu-LISA is the Agency delivering the necessary digital platforms, to justice and home affairs communities, that provide tangible benefits for EU citizens, enabling the practical implementation of one of their fundamental rights –freedom of movement. We can be successful if we, all those engaged in these communities, see this as our common goal and work jointly to achieve it. It is therefore a great privilege for eu-LISA to organise this year's annual conference, with the German Presidency, and through common efforts reach a remarkable blend of stakeholder communities from all across Europe. At this conference we will discuss with EU policy makers, national experts and partners the 'new normality' we are all living in and how interoperability strengthens the digital resilience and the challenges we need to consider on our way to NextGenerationEU. With this exchange we build our common success", </em>emphasised <strong>Krum GARKOV, Executive Director of eu-LISA. </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Background</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>eu-LISA Annual Conferences </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Agency has established a solid tradition of organising annual conferences targeted at EU and national level stakeholders and experts. These conferences have grown in scope and partnerships over the years. eu-LISA is proud to have organised several annual conferences in partnership with countries holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The very first conference, with less than 100 participants, has grown and in 2020 counts over 500 registered participants. The 2020 conference, affected by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, takes place entirely online. </p><p> <br></p><p><strong>Links:</strong></p><p>Conference website:           <a href=""></a></p><p>Speakers:                              <a href=""></a></p><p>Twitter:                                  <a href=""></a></p><p><em>Hashtags : #IO4EU</em> <em>• #eulisaconference</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Contact:</strong></p><p><a href=""></a><br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200918.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:786px;" /><br></p><p><br></p>
eu-LISA 25th Management Board meeting wraps up 2020 and looks to 2021 25th Management Board meeting wraps up 2020 and looks to 202124/11/2020 09:30:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On Tuesday 24 November 2020, the Management Board of eu-LISA holds its <span style="text-align:justify;">25</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup> meeting. It is now the 3<sup>rd</sup> time that the Board's meeting is held fully online due to the special working arrangements adopted due to COVID-19 related restrictions.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Board will adopt the Agency's Single Programming Document for 2021 to 2023, outlining all the programme - and project-based activities that eu-LISA is to perform to meet its strategic goals. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Two days prior the eu-LISA Annual Conference on interoperability and digital resilience, the Board will focus on several aspects of the Interoperability Programme, one of the Agency's key priorities, and discuss progress  in the Member States as well as the updated schedule, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemics,  for the development of the new systems .</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Board will also get an overview of the effects of the pandemics on the Agency's activities and a status update on eu-LISA's re-entry plan, regarding its staff working at the Agency's different geographic locations across Europe.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">eu-LISA  is well on track with all the tasks and responsibilities related to building the new IT architecture for the justice and  home affairs domain and this is one of the main messages given at the meeting of the principle stakeholders of eu-LISA.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><strong>Background</strong></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>About eu-LISA's Management Board</strong></p><p>The MB is the highest governance body of the Agency and is composed of one representative from each participating Member State and two European Commission representatives. The board has regularly convened since March 2012 to monitor the progress of the establishment of the Agency and ensure high-level performance.</p><p><strong>About eu-LISA</strong></p><p>The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for EU internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><p>The headquarters of eu-LISA are in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France. The Agency also has a technical business continuity site based in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria and a Liaison Office in Brussels, Belgium.</p><p><br></p><p>Website:               <a href=""></a></p><p>Social media:        <a href="">Twitter</a>; <a href="">Facebook</a>; <a href="">LinkedIn</a>; <a href="">YouTube</a><br></p><p>Contact:                <a href=""></a><br></p><p><br></p>
EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies put focus on digitalisation Justice and Home Affairs agencies put focus on digitalisation20/11/2020 12:00:00<p>​The EU's Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies are stepping up their mutual cooperation on digitalisation. Earlier today, the Heads of JHA Agencies came together for a virtual annual meeting, chaired by Eurojust, where they had a first exchange on Artificial Intelligence and digital capacity building, training tools and innovative learning. With the COVID-19 pandemic having served as a catalyst for teleworking and videoconferencing, the agencies agreed to explore avenues for closer cooperation in order to shape the digital future of law enforcement, border management and justice that respects fundamental rights.</p><p>All JHA agencies have been able to continue their operational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of readily available digital and online communication tools. The pandemic has given new insights into how these virtual ways of working can be optimised and, by sharing their experiences and best practices, the agencies now aim to make optimal use of existing capacities and expertise. At the same time, the increasingly important role of Artificial Intelligence in the agencies' operational activities calls for closer cooperation in this field to ensure that AI development and deployment does not negatively impact fundamental rights. </p><p>eu-LISA Executive Director, Mr Krum Garkov said: '<em>At eu-LISA we firmly believe in the creation of common Artificial Intelligence capabilities that will allow internal and external synergies, as well as JHA domain communities to develop, test, and explore relevant solutions for the future.</em></p><p><em>AI is an opportunity to be used to support our business needs and to complement and strengthen our work. It`s no longer a matter of if, but rather of when</em>'.</p><p>Following today's discussions, the Heads of JHA agencies agreed to draw up a list of upcoming challenges and opportunities for joint initiatives in the field of digitalisation. Aware of the resources that future digitalisation measures will inevitably require, they called upon the EU institutions to make sure that adequate funding is available. </p><p>Eurojust chaired today's meeting and has made digitalisation a priority for the coming years. In close cooperation with the European Commission, the agencies will work towards the full digitalisation of judicial cooperation in the EU. With interoperability, secure online communication channels and innovative technologies as its key ingredients, this Digital Criminal Justice project is expected to also benefit other JHA agencies and help streamline interagency cooperation.<br></p>

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