European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice


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Industry Roundtable Report published

Industry Roundtable Report published

On the 28th October 2016 eu-LISA hosted an Industry Roundtable entitled "Interoperable IT systems for Europe: Towards more Harmonisation, Quality and Efficiency" in Tallinn, Estonia.

eu-LISA started the meeting by delivering a presentation based on the Commission’s Communication on Stronger and Smarter IT Systems for Borders and Security, the concept of interoperability as presented therein was introduced, potential benefits for stakeholders highlighted and possible approaches to implementation discussed.

In follow up discussions, the need for standardisation of data entries in order to be able to query multiple systems in a harmonised manner was emphasised. The importance of data quality in interoperable systems was also frequently mentioned. Obstacles that need to be overcome were noted, including the need to present solutions that complement those already in place at national level and that add value to all stakeholders.

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EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament

EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament

​On December 6-7, the EU Agencies Forum, a major conference dedicated to the work of the Agencies and their contribution to the Junker Commission priorities, will take place in the European Parliament.

The Forum will be addressed by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission.

MEPs and stakeholders from business, industry and civil society will also attend the Forum, which will also see the presentation of two studies on the Agencies and their work.

The Forum is organised by the EU Agencies Network, which brings together 44 EU Agencies and Joint Undertakings and acts a collective voice for its members.

For more information on the Forum, click here.
Follow the EU Agencies on Twitter: #euagencies #euagenciesforum

See the Agenda of the Forum here.
Register to attend here.

​​​​Press rele​ases

eu-LISA becomes a "No More Ransom!" partner

eu-LISA becomes a "No More Ransom!" partner

The global fight against ransomware continues tirelessly as the No More Ransom (NMR) project welcomes more than 30 new partners from both the public and private sectors. With more partners joining the fight, more decryption tools become available, offering new possibilities to victims of ransomware.

No More Ransom was launched in July 2016 by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, introducing a new level of cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. On users can find information on what ransomware is and how to protect themselves and, equally important, victims can find tools to help them decrypt their blocked devices for free.

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Two new studies highlight the significant contribution of EU Agencies to citizens and administrations

Two new studies highlight the significant contribution of EU Agencies to citizens and administrations

​The 45 EU Agencies and Joint Undertakings make a vast contribution to the economic and political development of the European Union according to two new studies presented today during the EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament. The studies highlight that while the EU Agencies represent less than 0.8% of the EU’s annual budget their contribution has widespread impact at citizen, industry and policy level.

The first study analyses the cost-effectiveness of the seven EU Agencies operating to support the Internal Market, and how they reduce the overall costs to taxpayers. The second study focuses on the contribution of 44 Agencies and Joint Undertakings to the Europe 2020 Strategy and the Juncker Commission Agenda.

The studies will be discussed today and tomorrow during the first EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament. Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness and Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission, are speakers at the event.

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