Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – respected values in eu-LISA,-Equity-and-Inclusion-–-respected-values-in-eu-LISA.aspxDiversity, Equity and Inclusion – respected values in eu-LISA28/05/2023 21:00:00<p>​<span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">T</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">he month o</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">f May marks the European Diversity Month. It embodies the European Commission's long-term commitment to diverse workplaces and inclusive societies. </span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">“<span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of eu-LISA’s ambition to embrace the unique potential, perspectives and experiences that our people bring to the organisation. By embracing the values of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we perform better in finding innovative solutions and we are more equipped to tap into the different skills sets that we all have. Diversity reflects the range of characteristics and manners we show or strive for, while an inclusive organisation unlocks the potential of different perspectives and backgrounds. Equity is the capacity to embrace equality, so that each one of us can bring the best of ourselves to the organisation. Together these values help build cohesive teams, where each one feels fairly treated, valued and empowered</span>,” said<strong> Agnès Diallo</strong>, Executive Director of eu-LISA. </span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">eu-LISA has adopted the <a href="">EUAN’s Charter on diversity and inclusion</a> to reaffirm the Agency’s commitment to these values. The eu-LISA management takes the lead in setting the priorities for the related action plans, which build on the existing initiatives and seek ways to expand eu-LISA actions in this important area.</span></p>
Europe Day 2023 Day 202310/05/2023 14:00:00<div>On the 9th of May we celebrated <a href="">Europe Day</a> – focusing on and reminding ourselves of the vision, efforts and sacrifices required to build our united Europe of common values and the opportunities it brings.<br></div><div><br></div><div><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">“<span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">As we celebrate, we cannot overlook the challenges of recent years, ranging from the financial crisis to a pandemic to the war in Ukraine. Critical times and crises highlight more than ever the importance of solidarity, responsibility and unity. These values underpin the strength of the European Union. Our common values are fuel for the EU engine that gives the Union its power to overcome difficult periods and maintain the quest for better times for all, be they citizens of the EU or people that share our values</span>,” said <strong>Agnès Diallo</strong>, Executive Director of eu-LISA. </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);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">“</span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">Our ultimate role in eu-LISA is to serve citizens. We do this by helping to keep Europe safe and secure, as well as open. Together with the EU institutions, Member States, other agencies and a broad network of partners we contribute to building a better Europe. We help our stakeholders by pr</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">oviding cutting edge digital tools and technologies that serve citizens, while protecting their privacy and personal data. The results of our work are inseparable from ensuring safe and secure daily lives for European people and visitors to the Schengen Area. At eu-LISA we are proud to contribute to these goals and we celebrate Europe Day, a milestone with powerful symbolic value in Europe as well as globally</span>,” she concluded.</span></div><h2>eu-LISA marked Europe Day with engaging activities on- and off-line</h2><div><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">In <a href="">Tallinn</a>, eu-LISA’s info-stand was set up in the city centre together with the European Commission's Representation and the European Parliament’s Estonian Liaison Office. We shared information about the Agency and invited visitors to get involved with activities to raise their awareness of eu-LISA and of Europe. Further to this, with the network of EU Agencies, we also presented ourselves and our collective work with online actions.</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);">Europe Day in Tallinn included a knowledge hunt for school classes in which the winners got a class trip prize. The "hunt" took place online through a 10-checkpoints game held via the <a href="">Navicup app</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);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Earlier in the day, the President of Estonia, Alar Karis, presented the "European of the Year award" winner, followed by a discussion on Estonia's achievements in the European Union. </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);">Last but not least, after an exciting array of activities, Europe Day ended with a spectacular open-air concert in Tallinn’s Freedom Square.</span></div><h2>Photo gallery of Europe Day in Tallinn<br></h2><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/Forms/AllItems/My%20project-1%20(6).png" alt="My project-1 (6).png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><div><br><br></div><p><br></p><div><br></div><p><br></p>
eu-LISA Industry Roundtable June 2023 – Registration Open Registration-Open.aspxeu-LISA Industry Roundtable June 2023 – Registration Open19/04/2023 21:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On <strong>1</strong> and <strong>2</strong> <strong>June 2023</strong>, eu-LISA will host its next <strong>Industry Roundtable</strong> – "<strong>Looking Ahead – Ensuring Cyber-Resilience of EU IT Systems against Emerging Threats</strong>".</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a target="_blank" href=""> <strong>Registration</strong></a><strong> now open</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The event will take place in person in Stockholm, Sweden and will also be streamed for online participation.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The roundtable will focus on presenting and discussing new technological solutions, best practices as well as frameworks developed and deployed by industry, Member States authorities and other relevant stakeholders.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Increasing the digital security of IT Systems against existing and emerging cyber threats, in order to secure all information system layers including people, applications, data, infrastructure, endpoints, identities and keys is the topic of the event.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The registration form and latest agenda are available on our regularly-updated event website: <a target="_blank" href=""></a>.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a target="_blank" href=""> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/202306ir_reg.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /></a></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>Further reading</strong></p><ul><li> <a target="_blank" href="">Agenda</a></li><li> <a href="/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-Industry-Roundtable-June-2023---Call-for-expression-of-interest.aspx">Call for expression of interest</a></li></ul><p> <br> </p> <br>
JHA Agencies' contribution to EU solidarity with Ukraine Agencies' contribution to EU solidarity with Ukraine05/04/2023 21:00:00<p>​<span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The EU's Justi</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">ce and Home Affairs Agencies have published a <a href="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/JHA-Agencies-Joint-Paper/20230331_JHAAN_Joint%20Paper_on_JHA_Agencies_Contribution_to_EU_solidarity_with_Ukraine.pdf">Joint Paper</a> on the work performed by the Agencies since the beginning of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.</span></p><h2>Background</h2><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine, which started on 24 February 2022, triggered a firm and overarching political response by the European Union. Actions in the justice and home affairs policy field form integral parts of a successful and efficient response. The nine EU Agencies cooperating within the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies’ Network (JHAAN) play a vital role in this process by contributing to the implementation of political decisions made at the European level, assisting Member States and other countries, and providing support to people affected by the war, in particular persons displaced from Ukraine.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The JHAAN issued a Joint Statement on 7 March 2022, declaring the nine Agencies’ commitment to provide assistance, in line with the measures agreed at the Justice and Home Affairs Council of 3-4 March 2022, and the outcomes of the extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting on 27 February 2022. Consequently, policy developments, such as the 10-Point Plan of the European Commission for stronger European coordination on welcoming people fleeing the war from Ukraine, have also guided the Agencies’ response. </span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The contributions of the Agencies are determined by their respective mandates, and in many cases, they build on synergies established by inter-agency cooperation. Despite existing challenges in terms of resources, each of the nine Agencies engaged in a substantial number of actions in a very short time, and the Agencies provided tangible solutions and support. This would not have been possible without the commitment of the Agencies and their staff to do their utmost and to contribute to the EU solidarity in this historic period.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">While the JHA Agencies’ responses cover a broad spectrum of activities, ranging from actions on the ground to those in cyberspace, the most prominent actions included:</span></p><div><ul><li>Producing targeted analytical products and reports;</li><li>Identifying key fundamental rights challenges and ways to overcome them;</li><li>Providing operational support to investigations of core international crimes allegedly </li><li>committed in Ukraine;</li><li>Providing operational support to national authorities, with a particular emphasis on</li><li>Member States bordering Ukraine and Moldova;</li><li>Information provision-related activities and support;</li><li>Contributing to the enforcement of EU sanctions; and</li><li>Supporting the authorities of Ukraine and Moldova.</li></ul><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">T</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">he first overview of the response of JHA Agencies was prepared by CEPOL as the chairing agency of the JHAAN in 2022. The current overview was prepared by the EUAA Presidency of the JHAAN (2023) and covers the period February 2022-February 2023. The aim of the report is to present to the European Institutions and the general public a concise, comprehensive document, to be used as a source of reference, on how the nine JHA Agencies support the EU, Member States and several EU partners (third countries and international organisations) in view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As long as the current circumstances remain unchanged, it is considered as a living document to be updated regularly.</span></p></div>