#discoverEULISA: our new Awareness Package! our new Awareness Package!25/05/2020 12:00:00<p>​Have you ever needed to describe to someone how eu-LISA´s large-scale IT systems facilitate the implementation of the right to free movement within the Schengen Area? Or maybe, when explaining to your colleagues the specifics of eu-LISA´s daily activities, you could use some support material?</p><p>Discover our brand new awareness package: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> – a one-stop shop that presents eu-LISA and its business areas in a fresh and interactive way.</p><p>This mini-website contains everything you need to know about the various activities of eu-LISA as well as material and resources, which you can use in your work and share - interactive webpages, dedicated pop out windows, animation videos, links back to the Agency's corporate website and take-away PDF downloads. Each of the large-scale systems in eu-LISA's mandate has its own area, as do interoperability, Member State Training, R&D and Reporting and Statistics. </p><p>Discover eu-LISA: The Schengen Area Information Engine!<br></p><h2>Background<br></h2><p>Subsequent to the new legal mandate, eu-LISA not only manages Eurodac, SIS and VIS, but also has to develop EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN, whilst ensuring Interoperability between all of the systems. Further to that, Member State training, Research & Development as well as Reporting and Statistics have all taken on a more important and visible role. In order to introduce and highlight all these aspects, an updated approach to presenting the Agency and its work with external audiences has been thought out and developed.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">#discoverEULISA</a><br></p><p><br></p>
First ECRIS-TCN Development Milestone Reached ECRIS-TCN Development Milestone Reached19/05/2020 09:30:00<p>eu-LISA has taken over operational management of the ECRIS Reference Implementation (RI) from DG-JUST as of 14 April 2020. This marks the first milestone in the development of ECRIS-TCN, a new, centralised, hit/no-hit large-scale IT system to supplement the existing EU criminal records database (ECRIS) on non-EU nationals convicted in the European Union.</p><p></p><p>ECRIS, the European Criminal Records Information System, provides an electronic exchange of criminal record information on a decentralised basis between Member States. Developed in 2012, ECRIS RI offers a web-based integration interface which enables connecting with Member States' legal systems such as their criminal record registers.</p><p>Once operational, ECRIS-TCN (European Criminal Records Information System – Third Country Nationals) will allow Member States to find out much quicker in which other Member State(s) information on previous convictions of a non-EU national are stored.</p><p>Efficient exchange of criminal records information is instrumental in combating cross-border crime. ECRIS-TCN will contribute to implementing the principle of mutual recognition of sentences and judicial decisions in a common area of justice and security where people move freely, such as the Schengen Area.</p> <br> <p><strong>Further Reading</strong></p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">TESTA contributes to the EU-wide fight against cross-border crime and terrorism</a></li><li>ECRIS-TCN Leaflet, available in <a href="/Publications/Information%20Material/Leaflet%20ECRIS-TCN.pdf" target="_blank">EN</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(FR).pdf" target="_blank">FR</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(ET).pdf" target="_blank">ET</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(DE).pdf" target="_blank">DE</a>.</li></ul><br>
Online Advisory Groups – The New Normal! Advisory Groups – The New Normal!14/05/2020 13:00:00<p>Since Europe's largest IT systems in the realm of freedom, security and justice cannot afford to be brought to a halt due to COVID-19 and its derived travel restrictions, neither can their management and governance. Further to similar meetings held in April, "Business as usual" now involves eu-LISA governance meetings being held with video conferencing technology.  On Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th May respectively, eu-LISA managed the SIS and Eurodac Advisory Group meetings online with participants joining from all corners of Europe.<br></p><p>The Schengen information System (SIS) Advisory Group, that took place last Tuesday, saw presentations, updates and discussions focus on many aspects. Topics covered included a tour-de-table during which Member States present the SIS state of play in their respective countries, progress made on the implementation of the system Recast, AFIS phase 2, increasing capacity and the CS SIM. Testing activities as well as future SIS related projects planned for 2022-2024 were also on the agenda.</p><p>Today's Eurodac AG focused on, amongst others, usage statistics as well as details from individual Member States on open issues, the status of ITSM integration and feedback on operations. Eurodac related future tasks for 2022-2024 were also discussed as were the development levels reached on current projects and the migration of the Eurodac Interest Group from its current location to a different electronic platform.</p><p>A total of close to 100 Member State representatives, observers and Agency staff attended the meetings with but a few Member States having occasional connectivity issues. The next online Advisory Group meetings will be EES/ETIAS, ECRIS-TCN and Interoperability in the first half of June 2020.</p><p>Each online meeting presents the possibility to technically improve on the previous and the overall opportunity to integrate a new management method into the expanding landscape of running the JHA IT systems that help keep Europe's citizens safe.<br></p>
eu-LISA joins Europe Day celebrations online joins Europe Day celebrations online08/05/2020 21:00:00<p>9 May 2020 commemorates the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, which led to the creation of the first European Community.</p><p>eu-LISA has been present at Europe Day public events in Tallinn every year since 2014, promoting the Agency beyond its immediate stakeholders and audience.</p><p>"This time it is different. We see even more the need to support each other. Together we are strong and this makes also the European Union strong. This time we lack personal interaction, but I am happy to see that the novel model – to celebrate Europe Day online – will allow us to meet even more people Europe-wide", said Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA.</p><p>The Agency has engaged with over 10,000 estimated visitors at the Agency's stand on Vabaduse square in Tallinn each year, where visitors could take part in the traditional Passport game or in a quiz to win special prizes.</p><p>In 2020 we are going digital and looking forward to reaching an even broader audience. eu-LISA is taking part in the EU Institutions' joint social media campaigns for Europe Day, relaying key messages on our website and social media accounts. Look for the #EuropeDay / #EUAgencies / #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus hashtags. The Agency also plays a role in the <a href="" target="_blank">My Europe online game</a> developed by the Estonian European Commission Representation.</p><p>"We have made and will make people aware of what it takes to keep Europe safe with the help of complex IT systems and how technology comes to help people who take responsibility for our security", Garkov added.</p> <br> <p>Happy Europe Day!</p><p style="text-align:center;padding:30px 0px 50px;"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200509.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /></p><br>