Call for Proposals - eu-LISA Industry Roundtable on the Cloud Technologies in June 2024 for Proposals - eu-LISA Industry Roundtable on the Cloud Technologies in June 202420/02/2024 22:00:00<p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Th</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">e European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) will be hosting the next edition of the Industry Roundtable on 11-12 June 2024.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">In cooperation with the <a href="">Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union</a>, this event will take place in Belgium (exact location to be confirmed at a later stage), and will offer both in-person attendance and online participation options.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">Theme:</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The Industry Roundtable, titled <strong>"Going to the Cloud: Why it matters for the EU public sector and how to </strong></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><strong>make it work"</strong>, aims to spotlight new technology solutions, best practices, and frameworks for migrating public IT systems to the sovereign cloud. Presentations will feature solutions developed and deployed by industry leaders, Member States, and EU public sector organisations.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">Purpose:</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">In order to recognise the imperative of modernising IT services to ensure effective and efficient operations </span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">within Member States and across Europe, the European Union underscores the significance of cloud-related technologies. However, transitioning public IT systems to the cloud presents unique challenges. This event will serve as a platform to address these challenges and explore innovative solutions.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">Opportunity for Participation:</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">We invite companies interested in contributing to this theme with presentations to submit their proposals by 22 March 2024 using the application form provided. All proposals will be evaluated internally by a panel of experts. Companies will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by 23 April 2024.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">How to Apply:</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">If your company wishes to participate with a presentation, kindly access the application form through the provided <a href="">link</a>.</span></p><h3><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">Mark Your Calendars:</span></h3><div>Save the dates - 11-12 June 2024 - for an enriching dialogue on the future of cloud technology in the public sector.<br><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><br>For further inquiries or assistance, please contact research(a)</span></div><div><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><br></span></div><div><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/IR%202024%20June_CALLQR.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span></div><div><br></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
EMPACT Communication Network gathers in Tallinn Communication Network gathers in Tallinn 14/02/2024 22:00:00<p>​<span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">T</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">oday, 15 February, eu-LISA is hosting a meeting of the European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) Communication Network at its headquarters in Tallinn. This hybrid meeting is part of the activities organised under the auspices of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network (JHAAN), which is being chaired by eu-LISA throughout 2024. </span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The meeting in Tallinn will focus on the implementation of the EMPACT Joint Communication strategy, the main objective of which is to raise awareness of the EU's efforts to combat organised and serious international crime and to increase the visibility of EMPACT as the leading instrument in this effort. The achievement of the communication objectives will be discussed between the EU institutions, the Justice and Home Affairs agencies and the Member States that are members of the network. </span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">EMPACT, an EU initiative, is a comprehensive approach combining intelligence, multidisciplinary collaboration, and evidence-based strategies to tackle the most serious crime challenges across the EU. Member States lead these efforts and foster cooperation between different actors, including law enforcement agencies, EU institutions, private and public organisations, and relevant third countries.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The EMPACT priorities for 2022-2025 represent a strategic framework adopted by the Council of the European Union to address the most pressing crime challenges facing the EU. EMPACT focuses on priority areas such as high-risk criminal networks, cyber-attacks, human trafficking, sexual exploitation of children and many others. These priorities serve as focal points for joint efforts to enhance security, combat criminal activity and protect the well-being of EU citizens. By pooling resources and expertise, EMPACT aims to mitigate the impact of serious and organised crime across the EU. </span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">As part of the EMPACT cooperation, eu-LISA has organised a series of training sessions to raise awareness among network members of the possible benefits of using the large-scale IT systems <a href="">Eurodac</a> and <a href="">SIS</a> in the fight against illegal immigration, but also, for example, in relation to information on firearms. The Agency has also reaffirmed its commitment to the fight against cyberattacks, migrant smuggling and firearms trafficking in the framework of EMPACT cooperation. </span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">More about EMPACT: <a href=""></a>  <br><br></span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/EMPACT-Communication-Network-gathers-in-Tallinn-/Untitled%20(93).png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-References"><em>Photo: eu-LISA</em> </span><br></p>
eu-LISA follows the values of Safer Internet Day follows the values of Safer Internet Day06/02/2024 10:00:00<p>​On 6 February we celebrate <a href="">Safer Internet Day</a>, which aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young adults.<br></p><p>The Safer Internet Day, ever since its creation, has focused on how to create both, a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Still, crucial safety-related issues have not evaded and affect every citizen, with new emerging online dangers being identified every year. </p><p>The Safer Internet Day has grown from a European Commission supported project in 2004, to a large-scale campaign which now, 20 years later, is celebrated in approximately 190 countries and territories world-wide.  It aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet and to celebrate the positive power the internet brings: "Together for a better internet"!</p><p>Our work at eu-LISA is directly related to the interconnected online world in which safety and security play a crucial role. We keep working to make both, the virtual as well as the real world safe and a better place for all. </p><p>Let us all promote and follow the values of the <a href="">Safer Internet Day</a>!<br></p>
Welcome to the Belgian Presidency! to the Belgian Presidency!04/01/2024 11:00:00<p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">As of 1 January 2024, Belgium will hold the 6-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, taking it over from Spain.</span><br></p><p>The incoming Presidency has a rich agenda that will focus around six key areas:</p><ul><li><p>Defending rule of law, democracy, and unity;</p></li><li><p>Strengthening our competitiveness;</p></li><li><p>Pursuing a green and just transition;</p></li><li><p>Reinforcing our social and health agenda;</p></li><li><p>Protecting people and borders;</p></li><li><p>Promoting a global Europe.</p></li></ul><p>eu-LISA is very much looking forward to working close with the Presidency on topics that are of common interest to both parties.<br></p><p>On <strong>cross-border police and judicial cooperation</strong>, the incoming Presidency will develop a common understanding to advance the legal integration of cross-border police cooperation. Recognising the significance of a well-functioning judicial system within the EU, the Presidency will also prioritise several initiatives aimed at strengthening judicial cooperation.</p><p>On the topic of <strong>Asylum and migration</strong>, in line with the roadmap agreed to with the European Parliament, the Presidency aims to address all remaining legislative files associated with the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and the New Pact on Migration and Asylum.</p><p>With regard to the <strong>Schengen Area</strong>, the Presidency wants to advance proposals that contribute to a better functioning and resilience of the Schengen Area.</p><p>On the digital front, specifically around <strong>cybersecurity</strong>, Belgian officials will push for a joint approach to 'active cyber protection', described as "bolstering proactive measures for preventing, detecting, monitoring and abating network security breaches across the Union." A review of EU cyber policy and the institutional landscape ahead of the next EU legislature are also proposed.  </p><p>On <strong>data protection</strong>, Belgium has already namechecked the new draft law for common procedural rules for cross-border enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with a long paragraph on upholding proper implementation of the privacy's rulebook. It will help adopt a final report on law enforcement access to data, laying the groundwork for future laws.</p><p>An ambitious programme that eu-LISA is excited to take part in, side-by-side, with the Presidency team!<br></p><p>Close collaboration with all our partners is essential to contributing to the achievement of Member States' priorities in the area of Justice and Home Affairs. Throughout the years, eu-LISA has cooperated with Council Presidencies and has traditionally co-organised its flagship events together with the presiding country. The Agency's latest <a href="/Newsroom/News/Pages/Industry-Roundtable-a-big-success-in-Madrid.aspx">Industry Roundtable, held in Nov 2023</a>, benefited from the support of the <a href="">Spanish Presidency</a>, while the <a href="">latest Annual Conference</a> was organised under the auspices of the <a href="">Czech Presidency</a>.<br></p>