EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies take stock of 2022 achievements and set path for continuous support to Ukraine and Moldova Justice and Home Affairs agencies take stock of 2022 achievements and set path for continuous support to Ukraine and Moldova 28/11/2022 22:00:00<p> <strong>The nine EU Agencies active in the field of freedom, security and justice convened today in Budapest for a high-level meeting, chaired by CEPOL, to take stock of the main achievements in 2022, which includes the ongoing engagement with Ukraine and Moldova.</strong></p><p>The European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies - <a target="_blank" href="">CEPOL</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">EIGE</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">EMCDDA</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">EUAA</a>, eu-LISA, <a target="_blank" href="">Eurojust</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">Europol</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">FRA</a> and <a target="_blank" href="">Frontex</a> - have taken significant steps in supporting Member States and Institutions in responding to Russia’s military aggression over Ukraine. As discussed in the meeting, further efforts are underway to monitor the situation and help ensure the collective response meets the changing needs.</p><p>eu-LISA contributes to the Integrated Political Crisis Response (ICPR) working group, the Blueprint migration network, as well as by providing expertise in monitoring cyber threats to the central systems of the large-scale IT systems it manages.</p><p>The event gathered also representatives from the <a target="_blank" href="">European Commission</a>, the <a target="_blank" href="">European Parliament</a>, the <a target="_blank" href="">General Secretariat of the Council</a>, the <a target="_blank" href="">European External Action Service</a>, as well as the <a target="_blank" href="">Czech EU Presidency</a>.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20221129.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /></p><p> </p><p>Monique Pariat, European Commission’s Director General for Migration and Home Affairs stated: <em>“Thanks to the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies, our presence as European Union where it is needed on the ground, is stronger, more timely and efficient. Together, we respond to the ongoing challenges and we stand ready to tackle any future ones.”</em></p><p>CEPOL's Executive Director, Montserrat Marín López, highlighted the importance of the JHA Agencies' Network in the implementation of the EU's objectives on migration, asylum and external border management, the fight against organised crime, drug trafficking and terrorism, gender equality and respect for fundamental rights. <em>"Let us continue on our path to forging stronger strategic links in these particularly challenging times",</em> she added.</p><p>The Interim Executive Director of eu-LISA, Luca Tagliaretti, stressed that: <em>"eu-LISA strongly believes in the value of close inter-agency cooperation and is committed to continue working together to ensure the maximum synergies and efficiencies to drive Europe’s security ecosystem forward."</em></p><p>Other topics on the agenda included a presentation of the extended mandate of Eurojust to help the work of Ukrainian authorities in investigating war crimes, an update on the EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security by Europol, as well as an overview by Frontex on border management under crisis and its impact on security architecture. Also, CEPOL outlined their new strategy for the period 2023-2027 while the EU Agency for Asylum (EUAA) presented their work programme for the incoming presidency of the network in 2023. The European Commission and the JHA Agencies also discussed steps to strengthen cooperation in the field of cyber and information security.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Further reading</strong></p><p>The main achievements of the JHAA network in 2022:<br></p><ul><li> <a target="_blank" href="/Newsroom/News/Pages/Justice-and-Home-Affairs-EU-Agencies-present-concrete-actions-in-support-of-Ukraine.aspx">EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies present concrete actions in support of Ukraine</a></li><li> <a target="_blank" href="/Newsroom/News/Pages/EU-Justice-and-Home-Affairs-agencies-joint-paper-on-COVID-19-–-Latest-update.aspx">EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies joint paper on COVID-19 – Latest update</a></li><li> <a target="_blank" href="/Newsroom/News/Pages/EU-Justice-and-Home-Affairs-Agencies-joint-statement-on-Ukraine.aspx">EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies' Joint Statement on Ukraine</a></li></ul><p> <br></p><p>JHAA network:</p><ul><li> <a target="_blank" href="">CEPOL's Presidency of EU Justice and Home Affairs Network kicks off</a><br></li><li> <a target="_blank" href="">The JHAAN Network</a><br></li></ul><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20221129_banner.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /></p><br>
German Ministry of Justice Delegation visits eu-LISA Ministry of Justice Delegation visits eu-LISA03/11/2022 09:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">A delegation led by the Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Ministry of Justice, visited eu-LISA's Headquarters in Tallinn on 3 November 2022.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Welcomed by Interim Executive Director Luca Tagliaretti, the participants discussed the digitalisation of justice in the European Union and the future development of e-CODEX (e-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange), one of the Agency's key priorities for the coming years. eu-LISA has been entrusted by the European Commission to take over the operational management of cross-border justice platform e-CODEX, as well as host and develop the Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) Collaboration Platform.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">These are just a couple of strategic building blocks, further to ECRIS-TCN, for the digitalisation of the justice domain, notes Luca Tagliaretti, highlighting the importance of also interconnecting the blocks, which will contribute to improving internal security and judicial cooperation across Europe, for both citizens and businesses.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Meetings with EU Member States' authorities contribute to strengthening eu-LISA's constructive relations with its stakeholders, which are vital for ensuring a safe and secure EU.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20221103.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /></p><br>
Luca Tagliaretti becomes eu-LISA’s Interim Executive Director’s-Interim-Executive-Director.aspxLuca Tagliaretti becomes eu-LISA’s Interim Executive Director31/10/2022 10:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">As of 1 November 2022, eu-LISA Deputy Executive Director, Luca Tagliaretti, takes the role of Interim Executive Director, to further advance the Agency in its work in the area of freedom, security and justice in this transitional period. He in stepping in for Krum Garkov, who led the Agency since its establishment in 2012.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <em>"We are all very grateful to Krum for his leadership and tireless work during the last 10 years. Under his guidance, eu-LISA has grown from a small technical agency into the Digital Heart of the Schengen Area, supporting the implementation of asylum, border management and migration policies in the European Union. This growth is continuing and the entire security ecosystem of the Schengen Area will soon evolve with the introduction of EES and ETIAS. eu-LISA, together with the EU Member States and Institutions, remains committed to safeguarding our borders and the EU citizens' fundamental right to free movement", </em>says Luca Tagliaretti.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <a href="/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/EES">EES</a>, the Entry/Exit System, and <a href="/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Etias">ETIAS</a>, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System, are two large-scale IT systems being developed by eu-LISA aimed at increasing automation at border controls, thus strengthening internal security and fighting terrorism as well as organised crime.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>Background Information</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice</strong> (eu-LISA), was established in 2011 as a long-term solution to the management of large-scale information systems in the European JHA landscape. Today, it is at the forefront of Europe's information-driven border management and internal security, providing the expertise needed to manage and develop Justice and Home Affairs large-scale IT systems and their respective communication infrastructure, on a 24/7 basis. The headquarters of eu-LISA are in Tallinn (Estonia), operational management is carried out in Strasbourg (France) and a backup site is located in Sankt Johann im Pongau (Austria). The Agency also has a liaison office in Brussels (Belgium).</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>Luca Tagliaretti</strong> has almost 25 years of experience working in European Institutions and International Organisations. As of March 2020, he is the Deputy Executive Director of eu-LISA. Prior to that, he led the Technical Centre of the Central Bank's Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG) and worked at the European Central Bank in different roles. He holds an Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic of Milan, a Master´s Degree from the School of Management of the Polytechnic of Milan (MIP) and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University. He has also completed the Advanced Leadership and Management Programme (OALMP) at Saïd Business School, Oxford University and the Program of Negotiation (PON) at Harvard.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br> </p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20221031.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /> </p><br>
eu-LISA celebrates its 10th Anniversary with an Annual Conference in Tallinn, Estonia,-Estonia.aspxeu-LISA celebrates its 10th Anniversary with an Annual Conference in Tallinn, Estonia13/10/2022 06:30:00<p></p><p>On 13 October 2022, eu-LISA will host its <a href=""><strong>Annual Conference "10 years as the Digital Heart of Schengen"</strong></a> to mark the Agency's 10<sup>th </sup>anniversary. Organised in cooperation with the <a href="">Czech Presidency</a> of the Council of the European Union, the event will be held in Tallinn, Estonia and can be followed simultaneously online. The conference will also symbolically mark the end of the Agency's long-serving Executive Director's term of office in October 2022.</p><p>For the past decade, eu-LISA has been working around the clock on the digital transformation of border and migration management systems, to ensure a safe and secure Europe for all its citizens. The next decade will be about rolling out improvements to the existing systems, working on new ones and tying it all together - the full digitalisation of the European Justice and Home Affairs domain. </p><p>The Agency, which was originally established mostly as a technical agency, with the aim of taking over the operational management of the three already existing large-scale IT systems, has grown to become the EU Digital Agency, playing a crucial role in the implementation of EU policies in the Home Affairs and Justice domains, according to its Executive Director <strong>Krum Garkov</strong>.</p><p>The speaker line-up of the eu-LISA Anniversary Conference includes high-level representatives from EU institutions and Agencies as well as from International Organisations and EU Member States. Among the distinguished speakers, eu-LISA is pleased to welcome <strong>Margaritis Schinas</strong>, Vice-President of the European Commission, <strong>Ylva Johansson</strong>, Commissioner for Home Affairs, <strong>Vít Rakušan</strong>, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic representing the Czech Presidency, and <strong>Juan Fernando López Aguilar</strong>, Chairman of the European Parliament LIBE Committee. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Anniversary Conference will focus on eu-LISA's key contribution to the modernisation and digitalisation of the EU's border and migration management. The debate will focus on the growing importance of the existing systems, paving the way for the development of new systems to meet the increasing needs of Member States and EU citizens. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The year 2023 marks an important milestone in the completion of the Smart Borders vision. The new EU Justice and Home Affairs IT systems: Entry/Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the European Criminal Records Information System-Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN) will become operational. These systems, supported by related interoperability components are a step further in the development of the EU's internal security ecosystem. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Innovation and evolving technologies are in the core of eu-LISA future. eu-LISA not only keeps up-to-date with the technological tools and solutions available, but offers also its expertise and support to address the future of the Schengen Area. The conference will address questions as related to the evolution of border management tasks to be automated or delegated to the artificial intelligence in the future. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Anniversary Conference, which paves the way for eu-LISA into its next decade, will be concluded by <strong>Luca Tagliaretti</strong>, Deputy Executive Director of eu-LISA. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Links</strong></p><ul><li>Conference website: <a href=""></a></li><li>Speakers: <a href=""></a></li><li>Agenda: <a href=""></a></li><li>Dedicated Twitter: <a href=""></a></li><li>Hashtags: #euLISA10 • #eulisaconference • #EU2022CZ</li><li>Download the press release in <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/20221013_AC_PR_EN.pdf">English</a> and <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/20221013_AC_PR_ET.pdf">Estonian</a></li></ul><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Contact</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href=""></a></p><p style="text-align:left;">Mobile +372 5601 0163</p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="" style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></a></p>