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eu-LISA joins 10-year anniversary of EU's Fundamental Rights Charterhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-joins-10-year-anniversary-of-EU's-Fundamental-Rights-Charter.aspxeu-LISA joins 10-year anniversary of EU's Fundamental Rights Charter12/11/2019 10:30:00<p> The nine EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies are marking the 10-year anniversary of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights by pledging to continue to respect and promote fundamental rights throughout the work.</p><p> <em>"The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union brings together the fundamental rights of everyone living in the European Union. Safeguarding these rights is a top priority also for eu-LISA when implementing advanced technologies for the benefit of citizens in the area of Justice and Home Affairs," says eu-LISA Executive Director Krum GARKOV.</em></p><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/fundamental_rights_charter.png" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin:5px 15px;width:219px;" />The agencies have agreed to continue to promote and protect <a href="/Newsroom/News/Documents/Fundamental_Rights_Statement.pdf">fundamental rights</a> throughout their work. This includes ensuring their work always complies with the Charter.</p><p> They will continue to uphold fundamental rights in their working practices such as promoting gender equality and diversity at work.</p><p>They will also run awareness raising activities, staff training, joint activities to increase awareness about the Charter and its entitlements.</p><p>In addition, they will continue to build and enhance their capacity to respect the Charter by sharing and exchanging best practices. This will form part of their regular network meetings of Justice and Home Affairs Agencies, chaired this year by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The nine agencies are the: European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (<a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/">eu-LISA</a>); European Asylum Support Office (<a href="https://easo.europa.eu/" target="_blank">EASO</a>); European Border and Coast Guard Agency (<a href="https://frontex.europa.eu/" target="_blank">Frontex</a>); European Institute for Gender Equality (<a href="https://eige.europa.eu/" target="_blank">EIGE</a>); European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (<a href="https://fra.europa.eu/en" target="_blank">FRA</a>); European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (<a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/" target="_blank">Europol</a>); European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (<a href="https://cepol.europa.eu/" target="_blank">CEPOL</a>); European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (<a href="http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/" target="_blank">EMCDDA</a>); European Union Judicial Cooperation Unit (<a href="http://www.eurojust.europa.eu/Pages/home.aspx" target="_blank">EUROJUST</a>).</p><p>It builds on a previous commitment by all EU agencies to strengthen <a href="/Newsroom/News/Documents/Fundamental_Rights_Statement.pdf">fundamental rights' protection</a> in their work. </p><p>The statement is being released during the <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/2019-conference-eu-charter-fundamental-rights-2019-nov-12_en">2019 Conference on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights</a> to mark 10 years of the Charter. The event is organised by the European Commission and the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU and FRA. It takes place in Brussels on 12 November.</p><p>More information about the JHA Agencies Network is available on <a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/activities-services/justice-and-home-affairs-jha-agencies-network">Europol</a>'s website.<br></p><p> <br> </p> <br>
Annual NCP meeting hosted in Tallinnhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Annual-NCP-meeting-hosted-in-Tallinn.aspxAnnual NCP meeting hosted in Tallinn07/11/2019 09:00:00<div>The annual Member State National Contact Points (NCP) Network meeting for training related activities took place on 4 November 2019 at the eu-LISA headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia.</div><div> <br> </div><div>Twenty-three NCP representatives from 19 EU Member States, including a representative from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), participated in the event. </div><div> <br> </div><div>The eu-LISA training team provided updates regarding the current state of play on the implementation of the general training plan and training related activities for 2019, the development of training curricula for EES and ETIAS, as well as results of the newly applied target group approach.</div><div> <br> </div><div>The outcome of the Training Needs Analysis exercise for 2020 was discussed in systems-related workshops and will be summarised in the updated eu-LISA training curricula and in the eu-LISA Training Plan for 2020. The NCP representatives provided valuable input for the developing the upcoming curriculum and improving the quality of training courses the Agency will provide in the years to come.<br></div><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20191104_ncp.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:70%;" /> </p> <br> <br>
eu-LISA Annual Conference and Industry Roundtable Highlightshttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-Annual-Conference-and-Industry-Roundtable-Highlights.aspxeu-LISA Annual Conference and Industry Roundtable Highlights06/11/2019 10:00:00<div>On 16 October 2019, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT</div><div>Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) hosted its sixth <strong>Annual Conference</strong>, "The New Information Architecture as a Driver for Efficiency and Effectiveness in Internal Security", in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference was organised under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.</div><div>The event - which was the first to take place since the provision of an extended mandate to the Agency through the approval of the new eu-LISA regulation - sought to define desirable milestones that best fulfil the goals of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal-security related efforts.<br></div><div>The conference was followed by the eleventh eu-LISA <strong>Industry Roundtable</strong>, on 17 October 2019. Titled “Towards Practical Implementation of the New JHA Information Architecture”, the roundtable aimed to discuss concrete solutions for implementing the new interoperable architecture that are aligned with legal, functional and technical requirements.<br></div><div>Both events attracted audience from all EU Member States, Schengen Associated Countries, EU institutions and EU Agencies, as well as industry and academia from across Europe, the United States and Canada.<br></div><p> <br> </p><p> <a href="/Publications/Corporate/WK%2012456%202019%20INIT.pdf">Read the summaries of the events</a><br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/2019ACRT_Posters.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /></p><br><br>
eu-LISA Industry Roundtable October 2019 Reporthttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-Industry-Roundtable-October-2019-Report.aspxeu-LISA Industry Roundtable October 2019 Report05/11/2019 10:00:00<div>On 17 October 2019, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) hosted its 11th Industry Roundtable <strong>“Towards Practical Implementation of the New JHA Information Architecture”</strong> in Tallinn, Estonia.</div><div><br></div><div>The event was dedicated to discussing solutions for the implementation of the new interoperability architecture that are aligned with legal, functional and technical requirements.</div><div><br></div><div>The Industry Roundtable convened over 100 participants from 51 different organisations in 19 countries, representing the global border management and security industry, EU Member States, the United States of America, Canada, the EU institutions and JHA Agencies as well as academia.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="/Publications/Reports/IR201910Report.pdf">Read the full Report</a><br></div><p><br></p>