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60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome22/03/2017 22:00:00 <p>2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, widely regarded as the foundation stone of the movement towards greater political and economic union that has become known as the ‘European project.’ Signed on 25 March 1957, the treaties established the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM). While their immediate objectives were to integrate trade and strengthen the economies of the area, one of its underlying political desires was to ‘lay the foundations of an ever closer union among the people of Europe’.</p><p>Sixty years later we can witness how modern information and communication technologies have affected EU societies and created additional frameworks to foster links within this ‘ever closer union among the people’.  Today information and communication technologies are one of the EU’s driving forces for the digital transformation of public services. We are now moving towards a newer and faster generation of smart technical solutions which can transform people’s lives, industry and the overall outlook of the EU.  ICT is the modern tool to provide people with services that are based on innovative solutions and aim to protect the values that we have cherished for the past 60 years: freedom, justice and security. </p><p>In eu-LISA, the European Agency for the management of large-scale IT systems in the area of justice, freedom and security, we believe that the keywords for the EU of the generations to come are:  innovation and digitalization. They are the backbone of the present and the future union where policy-makers, regulators and industry work closely together for the benefit of the people.  </p><p>This is not an easy glide upwards only. From the past and present of the EU we know that challenges and setbacks are an inevitable part of progress. However, we also know that as long as we embrace our common values, working smart and making the best use of new technologies will continue to lead us to growth and prosperity. <br></p><p>Let us think today about the EU success-stories of the past 60 years and celebrate the achievements of the ‘European project’!</p><p> </p><p>Happy Anniversary!</p><p> </p><p>Krum Garkov</p><p>Executive Director</p><p><br></p><p>Read more about Digital Day here: <a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"></span></a><br></p>
Annual Conference 2017 - Save the date! Conference 2017 - Save the date!09/03/2017 15:00:00<p>On 17-18 October 2017, eu-LISA will host its annual conference, <em><strong>Going Digital for a Safe and Secure Europe</strong></em>, in Tallinn, Estonia. Nearly 200 attendees are expected, representing both EU and national authorities, practitioners and industry. This high-level conference will be held under the Estonian EU Presidency (#EU2017EE) and will focus on various IT-related aspects of one of its top priorities – a safe and secure Europe. The first day of the conference will consist of keynote addresses and panel discussions whilst the second will centre on innovation day workshops. </p><p>Keep coming back to our website for regular updates regarding speakers, participation and registration. Also follow the conference specific website <a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"></span></a> and #DigitalWay2017.</p>
Krum Garkov: e-services are the neural system of Europe today Garkov: e-services are the neural system of Europe today07/03/2017 15:00:00<p>The Executive Director of eu-LISA Krum GARKOV took the floor at the e-SENS conference in Brussels on 2-3 March as guest speaker during the panel "Sustaining the transformation –what is the plan for the future?" and also delivered the closing remarks of the conference. </p><p>Mr Garkov shared with the audience the importance of e-services for modern societies, economic development and growth. "<em>IT technologies and e-services based on these, are the main tools for modern societies to be efficient and successful. e-services are the neural system of today´s society</em>", emphasised Krum Garkov. He noted that Europe today is at the point of its economic and social development, where cross-border e-services are of extreme importance for its economic growth. He said that sustainable management and evolution of these EU e-services requires centralized management to accommodate the standardization, consolidation, scalability and interoperability of the services, in order for them to fulfil their full potential and purpose. "<em>An EU level entity with proven capabilities and expertise in managing EU IT systems, complemented with strong organizational practices in cyber security and data protection, would be the best option to maximize value for all stakeholders - citizens, businesses and Member States. eu-LISA is prepared to capitalize on the experience gathered to date and to develop its contribution in new policy domains. For this reason, the Agency is exploring the possibility to take on the responsibilities of operational management and evolution for the e-CODEX platform in 2018. With joint efforts by the Member States, EU institutions and eu-LISA, European e-services will soon deliver their benefits to Europe as a whole</em>" stated Krum Garkov.</p>
eu-LISA at the 2017 European Police Congress in Berlin at the 2017 European Police Congress in Berlin16/02/2017 13:00:00<p>The 20th edition of the <strong>European Police Congress</strong> (#epk17), fittingly entitled "Europe – boundless? liberty, mobility, security" this year, will see eu-LISA's active participation and contributions for the first time. This occasion marks the beginning of a collaboration to support efforts in assembling JHA-area authorities from across Europe to discuss the future of law-enforcement in the Union and beyond.</p><p>With a two-day programme and more than 20 panel sessions, within which numerous further strategic and technical topics are planned to be discussed and an estimated audience of 1,500 international participants, the European Police Congress is arguably Europe´s leading conference on Internal Security.</p><p>The panel chaired by eu-LISA's own <strong>Stephan Brandes</strong>, Head of Operations and Infrastructure Unit, will evolve around the topic:</p><p><strong>Enabling Interoperability to Enhance Cross-Border Cooperation amongst Law Enforcement Authorities</strong></p><p>The following experts will elaborate on the topic and share their know-how with the panel participants:</p><ul><li><p>Christina BENNER, Head of UMF-3 (EU-funded project)</p></li><li><p>Monika HOHLMEIER, MEP, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament</p></li><li><p>Krzysztof KLEBEK, Team Leader Business Product Management, European Police Office (EUROPOL)</p></li><li><p>Thomas SOMMERFELD, Interpol</p></li></ul><p>Further information about the European Police Congress and details on the event's programme can be found at the following links: </p><p><a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">European Police Congress</span></a><br></p><p><a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Promotional flyer and registration</span></a></p>

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