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The Rome Declaration

The Rome Declaration

“European unity started as the dream of a few, it became the hope of the many. Then Europe became one again. Today, we are united and stronger: hundreds of millions of people across Europe benefit from living in an enlarged Union that has overcome the old divides.”

On Saturday, within the #EU60 celebrations in Rome, 27 Member State leaders as well as those from the EU Institutions issued a common declaration committing to make the EU stronger and more resilient, safe and secure, prosperous and competitive.

eu-LISA is fully dedicated to reaching these objectives and remains a true believer in the European Union.

Read the full declaration here: The Rome Declaration

Information Exchange and Interoperability in the Limelight

Information Exchange and Interoperability in the Limelight

Information exchange and interoperability of large scale IT systems in the area of European Union Home Affairs were the priority topics of the talks held between Executive Director Krum Garkov and Minister Andres Anvelt on 24 March in Tallinn.

At the meeting in the Estonian Ministry of the Interior the Executive Director of eu-LISA and the Estonian Minister of the Interior discussed the role of the Agency under its revised mandate, currently being negotiated at the institutional level. Krum Garkov elaborated on the 2017 operational priorities of eu-LISA emphasising that it is important for the Agency to efficiently manage both the evolution of the existing systems as well as the integration of new ones in line with their relevant legal basis.

Mr Garkov noted that the efficiency and added-value provided to citizens and businesses through the current digital transformation relies more than ever on available data and information. Therefore, information sharing and creating synergies between the policy domains in Justice and Home Affairs are of the utmost importance to the safety and security of Europe and beyond.

The Minister and the Executive Director also discussed the progress of the new headquarters building that will house eu-LISA in Tallinn. The expanded tasks of the Agency as well as the future systems to be managed have made the need for sufficient working space increasingly evident.

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Commissioner Jourová Visits eu-LISA

Commissioner Jourová Visits eu-LISA

During a two-day visit to Tallinn, Estonia, Vĕra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality met with the Executive Director of eu-LISA Krum Garkov. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the evolving role of the large-scale IT systems in contributing to safety and security in Europe and the expansion of the contribution of the Agency to the justice area.

Commissioner Jourová and Mr Garkov discussed the impact of transformations in the area of EU freedom, security and justice, which has become increasingly reliant on modern technologies and information sharing. The Agency has managed to gradually increase its project portfolio from 10+ to 30+ projects on an annual basis, all management and systems evolution related. The Executive Director noted that eu-LISA has become recognised as a successful and reliable contributor to the implementation of Justice and Home Affairs policies and receives broad representation in the relevant working parties and committees in the Council and the European Parliament.

Mr Garkov emphasised that digital transformation is ongoing in the entire EU public sector, affecting also the justice area. Innovation, digital transformation and information technology increasingly affect the way we manage EU justice and home affairs. The knowledge, experiences and capabilities that the Agency has already developed are based on acknowledged industry standards and hence they are neutral within the domains in which they are used and can therefore also be used in the justice domain. eu-LISA could assume operational management and the evolution of collaborative platforms for exchange of juridical information between the Member States. Since eu-LISA is the Agency that has a role in both EU values and modern technologies, the importance of eu-LISA for Member States and for the EU as a whole will continue to grow. The Commissioner and the Executive Director also exchanged views on the role of the Agency after its revised mandate, which is currently being negotiated at institutional levels.

Commissioner Jourova also took time to meet and speak to the staff of eu-LISA, with the offices in Strasbourg and Brussels connected via video conference.

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Estonian President visits eu-LISA

Estonian President visits eu-LISA

The President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid met with the Executive Director of eu-LISA Krum Garkov today in the headquarters of the Agency in Tallinn, Estonia. The principle purpose of the meeting was to discuss the evolving role of the large-scale IT systems in contributing to safety and security in Europe.

Mr Garkov welcomed President Kaljulaid and thanked her on behalf of the Agency for the interest and support demonstrated by the high-level visit. According to the Executive Director it gives a clear sign that the issues of an open, yet safe and secure European Union are high up on the European agenda. Likewise are matters related to innovation, digital transformation and information technology, which increasingly affect the way we manage EU justice and home affairs. Since eu-LISA is the Agency that has a role in both EU values and modern technologies, the importance of eu-LISA for Member States and for the EU as a whole will continue to grow.

President Kaljulaid and Mr Garkov discussed the impact of transformations in the area of EU freedom, security and justice, which has become increasingly reliant on modern technologies and information sharing.  The Executive Director elaborated on the eu-LISA 2017 priorities related to the evolution of the existing IT systems and the integration of new ones in line with their respective legal basis. Both of these major task areas are linked to the revision of the Agency's mandate and with legal proposals that are currently being negotiated at institutional level.

During a brief tour of the Agency's current headquarters, located in the EU House in Tallinn, the President and Mr Garkov spoke about progress on the new headquarters building that will house eu-LISA in Tallinn. The expanded tasks of the Agency related to the current as well as the new systems have made the need for a larger working space increasingly evident.

President Kaljulaid also met and spoke to the staff of eu-LISA, with the offices in Strasbourg and Brussels connected via video conference.


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Contact:

Mare Haab

Head of External and Internal Communication

e-mail: press@eulisa.europa.eu

mob: +372 588 78 668


for general information: info@eulisa.europa.eu

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