Interoperability Advisory Group

The Interoperability Advisory Group meets regularly since January 2020. It reports after each meeting to the Interoperability Programme Management Board. The Advisory Group is composed of national project managers of all 27 European Union member states and a representative of the European Commission, with the four associated countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) an the EU Agencies Eurojust, Europol and Frontex acting as observers.

eu-LISA chairs the Advisory Group until the Interoperability components (Common Identity Repository, Common Repository for Reporting and Statistics, European Search Portal, Multiple Identity Detector, shared Biometric Matching Service) have been implemented and the project goes live.

The Advisory Group provides technical expertise to support the tasks of the Interoperability Programme Management Board and follows up on the state of preparation of all future users. Further to that, the Interoperability Advisory Group provides eu-LISA with expertise related to Interoperability components in particular in the context of the preparation of the Agency's annual work programme and its annual activity reports.

Further Reading

Rules for the prevention and management of conflict of interest concerning the members of the Management Board and members of the Advisory Groups.

  

Members of the Advisory Group

 
  • eu-LISA

    Christophe Takouma

    Member (Chairperson)

  • Austria

    Amer Omerefendic

    Member

  • Belgium

    Thierry Vandenberghe

    Member

  • Bulgaria

    Bogdan Stoyanov

    Member

  • Switzerland

    Christian Glaus

    Member

  • Cyprus

    Emilios Alexandrou

    Member

  • Czech Republic

    Jindřich Domanja

    Member

  • Germany

    Mareike Merten

    Member

  • Denmark

    Kirsten Grunddal

    Member

  • Estonia

    Clara Guralnik

    Member

  • Spain

    José Fernando Navacerrada Santiago

    Member

  • Finland

    Keijo Laakso

    Member

  • France

    Mathilde Flamant

    Member

  • Greece

    Konstantinos Lithoxoos

    Member

  • Croatia

    Stjepan Lukač

    Member

  • Hungary

    Richárd Tajti

    Member

  • Ireland

    Brendan Smith

    Member

  • Iceland

    Birgir Sigurðsson

    Member

  • Italy

    Gaetano Melluso

    Member

  • Liechtenstein

    Gerhard Hermann

    Member

  • Lithuania

    Augustinas Zeirys

    Member

  • Luxembourg

    Didier Schelcher

    Member

  • Latvia

    Lolita Edulfa

    Member

  • Malta

    Christine Pollacco

    Member

  • Netherlands

    Paul Sturm

    Member

  • Norway

    Ragnhild Aass

    Member

  • Poland

    Michał Behrendt

    Member

  • Portugal

    João Caroço

    Member

  • Romania

    Denis Dulgheriu

    Member

  • Sweden

    Katarina Westmar

    Member

  • Slovenia

    Miha Vrhovnik

    Member

  • Slovakia

    Rastislav Karaba

    Member

  • European Commission

    Desirée Schmitt

    Member

 

Observers

 
  • Europol

    Victor Catrina

    Observer

  • Eurojust

    Jussi Viitanen

    Observer

  • Frontex

    Henry Dillen

    Observer