eu-LISA Industry Roundtable November 2023 - Call for Proposals Industry Roundtable November 2023 - Call for Proposals07/09/2023 14:30:00<p>On <strong>23-24 November 2023</strong>, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) will organise the next edition of the <strong>Industry Roundtable</strong>. </p><p>The event will take place in a hybrid format: in person in <strong>Madrid, Spain</strong> with a possibility to join online.  </p><p> <br> </p><p>The importance of advancing the modernisation of justice to ensure its effective and efficient functioning within Member States but also at European level has been widely acknowledged, with digitalisation as one of its main cornerstones. Over the past 20 years, the European Commission together with Member States and other key stakeholders operating in the justice domain, have already made significant strides towards the development of e-Justice on both legislative and operational levels. A substantial part of these efforts focused on using information and communication technologies to promote cooperation of judicial authorities across the EU.</p><p>Since 2010, the development of electronic tools for e-Justice has been on a steady upward trajectory. Today, these tools ensure for example, secure digital communication in the context of judicial cooperation procedures and provide easy access for citizens and businesses to legal information and national registers, and much more.<br></p><p>Given the Agency's increasingly important role in the European justice community, this edition of the Industry Roundtable will focus on the challenges specific to the area of justice. We hope that this event will help eu-LISA to develop a stronger connection with and better understand the needs of the justice community. In addition, it will help establish a better connection with industry players providing solutions targeted at professionals and authorities operating in the justice domain.</p><p>Commercial vendors <strong>are invited to submit proposals for presentations</strong> at the Industry Roundtable event in one of the following areas:<br></p><ul><li>Solutions for <strong>document processing</strong> and <strong>exchange between the judiciary and law enforcement</strong> bodies</li><li>Solutions for <strong>secure digital presence</strong></li><li> <strong>Artificial Intelligence</strong> and other innovative solutions<br></li></ul><p> <br> </p><p>For more details on the call and technologies or solutions that could be covered within each of the areas, please consult the <a href="/Newsroom/News/Documents/eu-LISA_IR_Nov_2023_Call.pdf"> <strong>call for proposals</strong></a>.<br></p><p>Please submit your application by <strong>5 October 2023</strong> using the:</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a target="_blank" href="" style="font-size:24px;"> <strong>Application form</strong></a></p><p> <br> </p><p> <strong> <br></strong></p><p> <strong>Timeline</strong></p><ul><li>The Call for Expression of Interest will be published on <strong>7 September 2023.</strong></li><li>The Call for Expression of Interest will be open until <strong>5 October 2023.</strong></li><li>eu-LISA will review the proposals and inform the selected speakers by <strong>20</strong><strong> October 2023</strong>.</li><li>The final programme will be made available on <strong>6</strong><strong> November 2023</strong>.</li><li>The Industry Roundtable will take place face to face in Madrid on <strong>23-24 November 2023 </strong>(with the possibility to join online).<br></li></ul><p> </p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/ir202311_call.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /> </p> <br>
eu-LISA starts the preparation for the development of Collaboration Platform for Joint Investigation Teams starts the preparation for the development of Collaboration Platform for Joint Investigation Teams05/09/2023 06:00:00<p>In the first week of September, the governance bodies of Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) Collaboration Platform (CP) and e-CODEX will hold their meetings in Brussels. </p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Key stakeholders from EU judicial communities and representatives of M</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">ember States, European Commission and the JITs Network Secretariat will gather for the first meeting of the JITs CP Advisory Group and the Programme Management Board, which will take place on 5 and 7 September. Further to the JIT CP Advisory Group, this week will also see the e-CODEX Advisory Group holding its fifth meeting, as well as the e-CODEX Programme Management Board meeting of their respective expert group.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The JITs Collaboration Platform will be developed as per the Regulations (EU) <a href="">2023/969</a> and <a href="">2018/1726</a> to facilitate cooperation and communication between judicial and law enforcement authorities of several States to fight cross-border crime across Europe. JITs can be composed of the competent authorities of the EU Member States, the competent authorities of third countries, EU bodies and Agencies. JITs CP will facilitate the exchange and temporary storage of operational information and evidence, ensure secure communication, additionally it will support the JIT evaluation process. </span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The Collaboration Platform will be accessible via a secure connection over the internet and will be comprised of a centralised information system, accessible through a web portal, communications software for mobile and desktop devices, and a connection between the centralised information system and relevant IT tools that support the functioning of JITs and are managed by the <a href="">JITs Network Secretariat</a> that is hosted at Eurojust. The platform will be provided with state-of the-art software that allows for non-traceable communication. The JIT Collaboration Platform should be operational by the end of 2025. </span></p><h2>Background</h2><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">eu-LISA's governance structure comprises a Management Board (MB), an Executive Director (ED) and Advisory Groups (AG). Advisory Groups are composed of experts from EU Member States, Schengen Associated Countries, the European Commission and other EU Agencies. Their role is to provide their respective Programme Management Board (PMB), and the eu-LISA Management Board, with technical expertise and advice regarding the evolution and further development of eu-LISA's large-scale IT systems.</span></p><h3>Further reading</h3><ul><li><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><a href="">Collaboration platform regulation</a></span></li><li><a href="">e-CODEX regulation</a></li></ul><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
eu-LISA co-organising the 2023 EAB Research Projects Conference co-organising the 2023 EAB Research Projects Conference03/09/2023 21:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">Months of collaboration will pay off from 18 to 20 September 2023, during the 10<sup>th</sup> edition of the <strong>EAB Research Projects Conference</strong> proudly co-organised by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), the European Commission's DG HOME F2 Unit and eu-LISA's Research and Development team. The conference, a yearly event, offers a dissemination platform for EU-funded project results in the fields of security, border management and ID management.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The basis for this collaboration is offset in the commitment and efforts of the research function within eu-LISA to engage with a broader array of external stakeholders and to actively contribute to the Commission's Horizon Europe research programme, such as the EU Security Research Programme managed by DG HOME.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past nine years, the conference has established itself as a common forum in Europe, where policy makers, academia, industry, Member States and law-enforcement bodies can share their point of views and update themselves on the latest scientific developments related to biometric recognition technology.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">eu-LISA's Research and Development team have put together a compelling programme for the event and will chair several sessions including the opening and closing ones. In addition, Highlighting the Agency's commitment to science, innovation and research, eu-LISA's Executive Director, Agnes Diallo, will deliver the event's opening keynote speech on 18 September 2023. Topics expected to be covered include the key factors of biometric technology that have an impact on eu-LISA's Core Business Systems and on the overall interoperability framework.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Participants will be able to interact with new prototypes in dedicated demo sessions and also discuss the latest trends and challenges brought by biometric technology with experts from eu-LISA, Europol, Frontex and the European Commission, as well as with colleagues from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The conference will take place in Darmstadt, Germany.</p><p><br></p><h2>Further Reading</h2><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Event programme</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Registration</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Press release</a></li></ul><p> <br> </p><br>
The eu-LISA Bits & Bytes Issue 6 eu-LISA Bits & Bytes Issue 627/07/2023 11:00:00<p>eu-LISA has published its sixth issue of <a target="_blank" href=""> <strong>Bits & Bytes</strong></a>, a digital newsletter showcasing our Agency's ongoing activities in the EU Justice and Home Affairs domain.</p><p>In March, we launched the latest major upgrade to the Schengen Information System – SIS – the most widely used IT system for security and border management in Europe. In our Bits & Bytes feature, we go through a bit of history, FAQs, new features and key figures related to the system.</p><p>If you missed the latest eu-LISA Industry Roundtable, held in Stockholm back in June, Bits & Bytes provides the main takeaways, as well as new photos from the two-day event dedicated to cyber security and cyber resilience.</p><p>Readers can access Bits & Bytes via an easy to remember link: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="" target="_blank"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/bitsbytes6.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /></a> </p> <br>