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Entry-exit system: final adoption by the Councilhttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/EES-Regulation-approved-by-Council.aspxEntry-exit system: final adoption by the Council20/11/2017 15:00:00<p>​On 20 November 2017 the European Council adopted the regulation for an entry-exit system and the regulation amending the Schengen border code in relation to the entry-exit system.</p><p>This system will register entry, exit and refusal of entry information of third country nationals crossing the external borders of the Schengen area.</p><p>The entry-exit system will help:</p><ul style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:12.5px;color:#3f4a52;font-family:"open sans",arial,tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><li style="box-sizing:border-box;"><p>reduce border check delays and improve the quality of border checks by automatically calculating the authorised stay of each traveller</p></li><li><p>ensure systematic and reliable identification of overstayers</p></li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;"><p>strengthen internal security and the fight against terrorism by allowing law enforcement authorities access to travel history records</p></li></ul><p><strong>Next steps</strong></p><p>The Council and the European Parliament now need to sign the adopted regulation. The signed text will be published in the EU Official Journal and will enter into force 20 days later. eu-LISA, together with the member states, is expected to start building the new system, which should be operational by 2020.</p><p><br></p><p><a href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/11/20/entry-exit-system-final-adoption-by-the-council/"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Further Information</span></a><br></p><p><br></p>
Strasbourg site hosts a ‘VIS: Operational Training – Entry Level’ coursehttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/VIS-operational-training-Strasbourg-Oct-2017.aspxStrasbourg site hosts a ‘VIS: Operational Training – Entry Level’ course08/11/2017 11:00:00<p>A training course for Member States entitled 'VIS: Operational Training – Entry Level' took place on 23-24 October at our operational site in Strasbourg, France. This training session was the first held for VIS national IT operators within the newly launched Development Training Program for IT Operators (DRPITO) training framework. The aim of the course was to introduce VIS operational system principles, the main elements of the System' architecture as well as operations and business aspects. Topics covered during the training session included: Introduction to VIS Biometric Matching System and VIS Mail, VIS Operations – Communication with stakeholders, the VIS Operator Manual, VIS Escalation and Maintenance Management and VIS future developments. In addition, the course included an interactive hands-on exercise using SM9, a eu-LISA developed software interface, and a visit to the in-house eu-LISA Service Desk Sector.</p><p>Ten attendees from seven EU Member States attended the training session. The participants had the opportunity to take an assessment test in order to be granted a VIS Specialist certificate. 80% of the course participants were awarded the eu-LISA certificate. </p><p></p><center> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/VIS%20Oct%202017%20SXB.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> </center><p></p><p>The overall course satisfaction rate, calculated from the course evaluation forms, was 92%. One course participant expressed his satisfaction by stating "It was a very well-structured and accurate course. I particularly liked the visit to the Service Desk Sector. It was truly exciting to see where and how the large-scale IT Systems are monitored and how the Agency's experts work."</p><p>Follow-up courses 'VIS: Operational Training – Intermediate Level' and 'VIS: Operational Training – Advanced Level' will be delivered in 2018.</p>
Joint training course ‘SIS II for SIRENE’ held in Francehttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Joint-SIRENE-course-oct-2017.aspxJoint training course ‘SIS II for SIRENE’ held in France06/11/2017 11:00:00<p>eu-LISA, the European Commission and our fellow JHA agency CEPOL, delivered a joint training course for Member States, entitled "SIS II for SIRENE", on 19-20 October in Strasbourg, France. The aim of the course was to provide an overview of the ongoing collaboration and relations between eu-LISA and the Member States' SIRENE Bureaux. Over the course of two days, the following topics were covered: "SIS II legal base and background for SIRENE" – delivered by the representative of the European Commission; SIS II technical topics relevant for SIRENE; the escalation procedure for SIRENE; and the role of SIRENE in eu-LISA's Change Management procedure. The course included an open discussion focused on Data quality, during which Member States participants had the opportunity to present case studies and best practises/issues that they face at national level. In addition, the course participants were informed about effective training methodology concepts to facilitate cascading acquired knowledge to their peers back home.</p><p></p><center><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/Joint%20Sirene_HDR.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></center><p></p> <p>The training session was attended by 26 SIRENE officers from 21 EU Member States and Switzerland. The course feedback shows a high satisfaction rate with an average score of 84%.</p><p>As expressed in an evaluation form by one course participant, "The training was well directed and balanced. The trainers showed an impressive knowledge of the topics. We also shared experiences and best practices, and had good networking possibilities."</p><p>This particular training course has been run in cooperation with the European Commission and CEPOL since 2015.</p>
SIS II training course held for Member Stateshttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/SIS-II-training-course-Oct-2017.aspxSIS II training course held for Member States27/10/2017 08:00:00<p>The second course in the framework of the eu-LISA Development Training Programme for IT Operators (DTPITO) called "SIS II: Operational Training – Intermediate Level" took place on the 10th October 2017. </p><p>The training aimed to consolidate and update the Member State Single Points of Contact (SPoC) about operational activities, communication means and IT Service management tools through hands-on exercises. Topics covered included eu-LISA incident mana<span><span><span><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/SISII-L2.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></span></span></span>gement processes, the request fulfilment management process, testing campaigns as well as SIS II Operator Manual's highlights and updates. Interactive exercise involving SM9, a<span><span></span></span>n eu-LISA developed software interface, were also part of the course.  <span></span></p><p>Twelve participants, representing 11 Member States, took part in the training session hosted in eu-LISA's Strasbourg premises.</p><p>At the end of the course the participants had the opportunity to take a voluntary assessment test to measure the knowledge gained during the training. All course participants were rewarded with the eu-LISA SIS II Professional certificate.</p><p>The course satisfaction rate expressed by participants shows an average score of 4.6 out of 5. The participants described the course as thorough and lively. The following remark was made by one course participant "Great knowledge presented by trainers kept us in a good and positive mood throughout the day!"</p><p>The DRPITO will continue with "SIS II: Operational Training – Advanced Level" scheduled for 20-21 November 2017.</p>

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