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eu-LISA - Interoperability as the Essential Building Block for Digital Resiliencehttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/eu-LISA---Interoperability-as-the-Essential-Building-Block-for-Digital-Resilience.aspxeu-LISA - Interoperability as the Essential Building Block for Digital Resilience26/11/2020 09:20:00<p style="text-align:justify;">Today, <a href="/">eu-LISA</a> hosts its 7<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference <strong><em>"Interoperability - Building Digital Resilience for the EU Justice and Home Affairs Community"</em></strong>. The conference is<strong> </strong>organised in cooperation with the <a href="https://www.eu2020.de/eu2020-en">German Presidency</a> of the Council of the European Union and aims to tackle the top priority issues regarding digitalisation in EU justice and home affairs. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The focus of the fully digital conference is set on the paradigm shift introduced by interoperability while also reflecting on aspects of its technical implementation. The conference aims, on one hand, to explore how the JHA community can benefit from an enhanced focus on innovation & technology and, on the other hand, to touch upon the potential influence of innovation and the latest technological solutions to policy-making at EU and national levels. Possible implications from the COVID-19 pandemic on the acceleration of digital transformation, as well as benefits and possibilities for the law enforcement sector stemming from the new information architecture form another set of questions for discussions and reflections.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The conferences is honoured by <strong>Commissioner JOHANSSON's </strong>keynote statement, emphasising that eu-LISA together with the national counterparts in all EU Member States are the backbone of the Schengen Area, making the most cherished right of Europeans, freedom of movement, possible.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em> </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>"Digital transformation is one of the building blocks of NextGenerationEU and eu-LISA is the Agency delivering the necessary digital platforms, to justice and home affairs communities, that provide tangible benefits for EU citizens, enabling the practical implementation of one of their fundamental rights –freedom of movement. We can be successful if we, all those engaged in these communities, see this as our common goal and work jointly to achieve it. It is therefore a great privilege for eu-LISA to organise this year's annual conference, with the German Presidency, and through common efforts reach a remarkable blend of stakeholder communities from all across Europe. At this conference we will discuss with EU policy makers, national experts and partners the 'new normality' we are all living in and how interoperability strengthens the digital resilience and the challenges we need to consider on our way to NextGenerationEU. With this exchange we build our common success", </em>emphasised <strong>Krum GARKOV, Executive Director of eu-LISA. </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Background</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>eu-LISA Annual Conferences </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Agency has established a solid tradition of organising annual conferences targeted at EU and national level stakeholders and experts. These conferences have grown in scope and partnerships over the years. eu-LISA is proud to have organised several annual conferences in partnership with countries holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The very first conference, with less than 100 participants, has grown and in 2020 counts over 500 registered participants. The 2020 conference, affected by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, takes place entirely online. </p><p> <br></p><p><strong>Links:</strong></p><p>Conference website:           <a href="https://eulisaconference.eu/">https://eulisaconference.eu</a></p><p>Speakers:                              <a href="https://www.eulisaconference.eu/speakers">https://www.eulisaconference.eu/speakers</a></p><p>Twitter:                                  <a href="https://twitter.com/euLISAconf">https://twitter.com/euLISAconf</a></p><p><em>Hashtags : #IO4EU</em> <em>• #eulisaconference</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Contact:</strong></p><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200918.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:786px;" /><br></p><p><br></p>
eu-LISA 25th Management Board meeting wraps up 2020 and looks to 2021https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/eu-LISA-25th-Management-Board-meeting-wraps-up-2020-and-looks-to-2021.aspxeu-LISA 25th Management Board meeting wraps up 2020 and looks to 202124/11/2020 09:30:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On Tuesday 24 November 2020, the Management Board of eu-LISA holds its <span style="text-align:justify;">25</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup> meeting. It is now the 3<sup>rd</sup> time that the Board's meeting is held fully online due to the special working arrangements adopted due to COVID-19 related restrictions.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Board will adopt the Agency's Single Programming Document for 2021 to 2023, outlining all the programme - and project-based activities that eu-LISA is to perform to meet its strategic goals. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Two days prior the eu-LISA Annual Conference on interoperability and digital resilience, the Board will focus on several aspects of the Interoperability Programme, one of the Agency's key priorities, and discuss progress  in the Member States as well as the updated schedule, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemics,  for the development of the new systems .</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Board will also get an overview of the effects of the pandemics on the Agency's activities and a status update on eu-LISA's re-entry plan, regarding its staff working at the Agency's different geographic locations across Europe.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">eu-LISA  is well on track with all the tasks and responsibilities related to building the new IT architecture for the justice and  home affairs domain and this is one of the main messages given at the meeting of the principle stakeholders of eu-LISA.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><strong>Background</strong></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>About eu-LISA's Management Board</strong></p><p>The MB is the highest governance body of the Agency and is composed of one representative from each participating Member State and two European Commission representatives. The board has regularly convened since March 2012 to monitor the progress of the establishment of the Agency and ensure high-level performance.</p><p><strong>About eu-LISA</strong></p><p>The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for EU internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><p>The headquarters of eu-LISA are in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France. The Agency also has a technical business continuity site based in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria and a Liaison Office in Brussels, Belgium.</p><p><br></p><p>Website:               <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/">https://eulisa.europa.eu/</a></p><p>Social media:        <a href="https://twitter.com/EULISA_agency">Twitter</a>; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/agencyeulisa/">Facebook</a>; <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/eu-lisa">LinkedIn</a>; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAXymjo8D1kXESrcbGqRKw">YouTube</a><br></p><p>Contact:                <a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p><p><br></p>
FRA and eu-LISA: we cooperate to prepare a better futurehttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/FRA-and-eu-LISA-we-cooperate-to-prepare-a-better-future.aspxFRA and eu-LISA: we cooperate to prepare a better future11/11/2020 22:00:00<p>​<span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Common goals are the foundation for cooperation between eu-LISA and FRA for the benefit of citizens who gain from innovative technologies as much as from ensured respect for fundamental rights and data protection. Today, within the framework of the working arrangement in force since 2016, the two Agencies signed a multiannual Cooperation Plan, which sets out activities that will provide benefits through joint actions.</span></p><p>eu-LISA and FRA will exchange information and expertise including the fundamental rights' implications on the interoperability architecture and collaborate to incorporate fundamental rights by design into the process of setting up interoperability of the EU large-scale IT systems.  The cooperation plan for 2020-2022 also includes close cooperation in training and awareness raising for EU Member States and countries associated with the IT systems under eu-LISA responsibility.</p><p>"Using our past collaboration as the foundations on which to extend our cooperation in the years to come is beneficial to us and Europe as a whole. Supporting one another in areas where our competencies differ and pooling our know-how together for the benefit of other EU Institutions is an opportunity we must build on.</p><p>The respect of civil rights and data protection is paramount in the proper operational management of the IT systems entrusted to eu-LISA. We look forward to deepening our common efforts with FRA to ensures that data handling is performed in the most secure and protected ways possible and that fundamental rights are never overlooked.</p><p>The challenges that the ongoing digital transformation in the EU faces are numerous. One of the biggest of them is about trust. Trust is fundamental if the European Union is to reach its goals. Showing citizens that their rights are protected as technology progresses is an important step on the way to making Europe a safer place to live and work. eu-LISA and FRA are 100% committed to making it happen together!" says Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA.</p><p>It is in the common interest of both Agencies to promote and share activities with their stakeholders and the general public in order to provide increased visibility and further improve awareness of their respective responsibilities and joint successes. For this reason, the cooperation plan not only includes core-activity related plans but also communication and information sharing as an important business area for joint actions. </p><p>It is the aim of the Agencies to show that citizens' rights are protected as technology progresses on the way to making Europe a safer place to live and work.  Working in cooperation will make it more efficient to achieve this goal.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Background:</strong></p><p><strong>European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice</strong></p><p>eu-LISA was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for IT-driven internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies in Europe. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><p><strong>The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights</strong></p><p>The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is the EU's centre of fundamental human rights expertise. It provides expert advice to the EU institutions and its Member States on a range of issues. In doing so the FRA helps ensure that the fundamental rights of people living in the EU are protected. The Agency collects data on a wide range of fundamental rights, conducts research and analysis, provides independent advice to policymakers, networks with human rights stakeholders from the local to international level, and raises awareness of fundamental rights in the EU. The FRA is based in Vienna, Austria.</p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Links: </strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/">eulisa.europa.eu</a>                         – eu-LISA Corporate Website</li><li><a href="https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu/">discover.eulisa.europa.eu</a>           – eu-LISA Interactive Awareness-Package</li><li><a href="https://fra.europa.eu/">fra.europa.eu</a>                              – FRA Corporate Website<br></li></ul><p><strong>Contacts: </strong></p><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p>
eu-LISA and EASO Sign a Three-Year Cooperation Planhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/eu-LISA-and-EASO-Sign-a-Three-Year-Cooperation-Plan.aspxeu-LISA and EASO Sign a Three-Year Cooperation Plan14/09/2020 21:00:00<p>Collaboration is a major factor in ensuring border and asylum management as well as internal security for Europe and its citizens. eu-LISA and EASO have had a formal Working Arrangement in place to support one another across all business areas they have in common since 2014. Within the framework of this agreement, the two European Union Agencies have signed a multiannual <a href="/PartnersStakeholders/Documents/CP_EASO_eu-LISA.pdf">Cooperation Plan</a>, which sets out actions and activities that will enhance the cooperation and highlight the results of both parties from 2020 to 2022.</p><p>Core business areas such as border, migration and asylum management, which are of vital importance to both agencies, constitute the principal areas of cooperation. However, these are not the only topics covered in the plan. Transversal or horizontal services such as Research and Development, Business Continuity, Data Protection and Communication are all foreseen as domains in which the agencies can provide one another with advice on best practices and support. Examples of some of the specific planned actions are the sharing of expertise in the field of training for Member States and jointly developing recommendations, digital brochures, as well as practical guides on the operational use of asylum-related IT systems. </p><p><em> </em><em>"Digital transformation has become an essential part of our lives. It influences every aspect of people's daily activities in Europe and globally. Today, we are more connected than ever and exchange enormous amounts of information. At the same time, the challenges that Europe faces in the area of asylum and migration are very complex. Their very nature suggests that to develop a comprehensive and timely response, close cooperation, pooling of expertise and information sharing are required. In this respect, the Cooperation Plan between eu-LISA and EASO, signed today, will facilitate the efforts of both agencies to increase their contribution to the Member States and to the EU as a whole", </em>noted Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA. </p><p>Since its inception, eu-LISA has established many working arrangements with its partners, aiming to provide expertise and know-how to fellow Agencies within the JHA domain and also to benefit from the knowledge and experience of others. A full list of these can be found at <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=d983433c-0865-4de1-a0ae-1df1a0b7e4c0&TermSetId=8b33697b-07fc-4f3b-b28b-4f6a7829532a&TermId=21f7274f-8f20-4db8-8ad1-d3746feda41e">https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/About-Us/Our-Partners/Eu-Agencies</a>.<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/20200914.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:786px;" /><br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Background:</strong></p><p><strong style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">eu-LISA -</strong><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"> </span><strong style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice</strong><br></p><p>eu-LISA was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for IT-driven internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies in Europe. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><p><strong>EASO - </strong><strong>European Asylum Support Office</strong></p><p>EASO is an important actor of European solidarity and plays a key role in the implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), fostering greater cooperation with and between Member States and providing the necessary support in order to translate into practice the core values of the CEAS, equity and fairness, and to ensure that individual asylum cases are dealt with in a coherent way by all Member States.<br></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Links: </strong></p><p><a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/">eulisa.europa.eu</a> – eu-LISA Corporate Website</p><p><a href="https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu/">discover.eulisa.europa.eu</a> – eu-LISA Interactive Awareness-Package</p><p><a href="https://easo.europa.eu/">easo.europa.eu</a> – EASO Corporate Website<br></p><p> <br></p><p><strong>Contacts: </strong></p><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p><p><br></p>