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eu-LISA Technical Expertise to Bring Forward Interoperability of IT systemshttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/eu-LISA-Technical-Expertise-to-Bring-Forward-Interoperability-of-IT-systems.aspxeu-LISA Technical Expertise to Bring Forward Interoperability of IT systems17/05/2017 12:00:00<p>The European Commission's seventh progress report on the headway made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, launched on 16 May, focuses on the ongoing work to improve information management for borders and security. Further to this, it sets out the Commission's new approach towards achieving the interoperability of EU information systems for security, border and migration management by 2020. The proposed approach would overcome the current weakness in the EU's data management architecture eliminating blind spots. </p><p>The EU Agency responsible for information system management, eu-LISA, would play a crucial role in providing technical expertise and bringing the work towards the interoperability of information systems forward. In order to allow eu-LISA to implement this new approach, the Commission will present a legislative proposal to strengthen the Agency's mandate in June 2017.</p><p>Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris <strong>Avramopoulos</strong> said: <em>"The value of our security information is maximised when our systems talk to each other. The complex and fragmented systems we have today make us vulnerable. Actionable information is not always available for the law enforcement officials that need it. Today, we present a clear vision on how to act to correct this. To connect the dots and to eliminate blind spots to step up the security of our citizens across the EU."</em></p><p>Commissioner for the Security Union Julian <strong>King</strong> said: "<em>The recent tragic attacks in Europe have highlighted the importance of effective information sharing between Member State authorities. The approach we are outlining today sets out a targeted and intelligent way of using the existing data to best effect. What we propose would be a step-change in the way we manage data for security, helping national authorities better addressing transnational threats and detecting terrorists who act across borders."</em></p><p>According to the Executive Director of eu-LISA <strong>Krum Garkov </strong>eu-LISA has the knowledge and readiness to provide its expertise and fully contribute to achieving the objectives set out in the approach.</p><p> <strong><br></strong></p><p> <strong>Background</strong></p><p>In April 2016, the Commission presented a Communication on stronger and smarter information systems for borders and security and launched the work of the High-Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability. The High-Level Expert Group delivered its <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetailDoc&id=32600&no=1."><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">final report</span></a> on 11 May confirming the views expressed in the April 2016 Communication, and putting forward recommendations towards the interoperability of information systems. The seventh progress report of EC takes stock of the recommendations of the High-Level Expert Group, and proposes the way forward to address structural shortcomings under the three main areas:</p><ol><li><p>maximising the utility of existing information systems;</p></li><li><p>where necessary, developing complementary systems to close information gaps; and</p></li><li><p>ensuring interoperability between our systems.</p></li></ol><p></p><p> <strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>For More Information</strong></p><ul><li><p><a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1303_en.htm"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Full text of the EC Press Release</span></a></p></li><li><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"> </span><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-security/20170516_seventh_progress_report_towards_an_effective_and_genuine_security_union_en.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">7th Progress Report on Security Union</span></a></p></li><li><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"> </span><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/securing-eu-borders/legal-documents/docs/20160406/communication_on_stronger_and_smart_borders_20160406_en.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Stronger and smarter information systems for borders and security</span></a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-security/legislative-documents/docs/20160420/communication_eas_progress_since_april_2015_en.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Delivering on the European Agenda on Security to fight against terrorism and pave the way towards an effective and genuine Security Union</span></a></p></li><li><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"> </span><a href="http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/e-library/documents/basic-documents/docs/eu_agenda_on_security_en.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">European Agenda on Security</span></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-security/fact-sheets/docs/20170125_eu_information_system_en.pdf"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">EU Information Systems</span></a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://eulisa.europa.eu/"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">eu-LISA</span></a></p></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><br></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Contact:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">e-mail: <a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">press@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">mob: +372 588 78 668</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <em>for general information: </em><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"> </span><a href="mailto:info@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link"> <em>info@eulisa.europa.eu</em></span></a></p>
Safety and Security of Europe discussed with the Estonian Prime Minister in eu-LISAhttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Safety-Security-of-Europe-Estonian-Prime-Minister-in-eu-LISA.aspxSafety and Security of Europe discussed with the Estonian Prime Minister in eu-LISA26/04/2017 14:00:00<p>The Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Ratas met today with the Executive Director of eu-LISA Krum Garkov in the headquarters of the Agency in Tallinn, Estonia. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the role that large-scale IT systems play in contributing to safety and security in Europe and preparations for the upcoming Estonian EU Presidency. </p><p>Krum Garkov welcomed Prime Minister Ratas and thanked him on behalf of the Agency for the interest and support shown with the high-level visit. The Executive Director and Prime Minister exchanged views on transformations in the area of EU freedom, security and justice, which relies increasingly on modern technologies and information sharing.<em> </em> Mr Garkov elaborated on eu-LISA's 2017 priorities related to the evolution of the existing IT systems and integration of new ones in line with their respective legal basis. The revision of the Agency's mandate and the legal proposals that are currently being negotiated at EU institutional level were also discussed.  In addition the Prime Minister and the Executive Director talked about the ongoing preparations for the EU Presidency that Estonia will take over from Malta for the second half of this year.</p><p>During a brief tour of the current headquarters, located in the EU House in Tallinn, the Prime Minister and the Executive Director spoke about the progress of the new headquarters building that will, in the not too distant future, house eu-LISA in Tallinn.</p><p>Prime Minister Ratas also spoke with staff, addressing the Strasbourg and Brussels office too via video conferencing. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Links:</strong></span></p><ul><li><p>eu-LISA: <a href="/"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">http://www.eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p></li><li><p>prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia: <a href="https://valitsus.ee/en/prime-minister-juri-ratas"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">https://valitsus.ee/en/prime-minister-juri-ratas</span></a></p></li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><br></strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Contact:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mare Haab</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Head of External and Internal Communication</p><p style="text-align:justify;">e-mail: <a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">press@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">mob: +372 588 78 668</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>for general information: <span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">info@eulisa.europa.eu</span></em></p>
Commissioner Jourová Visits eu-LISAhttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Commissioner-Jourova.aspxCommissioner Jourová Visits eu-LISA21/04/2017 11:00:00<p>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.<strong> <br></strong></p><p>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.<strong> <br></strong></p><p>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 the Agency will have after the revision of its mandate.</p><p>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.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Links:</strong></span></p><ul><li><p>eu-LISA: <a href="/"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">www.eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p></li><li><p>Commissioner Jourova: <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/jourova_en"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/jourova_en</span></a></p></li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Contact:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mare Haab</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Head of External and Internal Communication</p><p style="text-align:justify;">e-mail: <a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">press@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">mob: +372 588 78 668</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em> </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>for general information: </em><a href="mailto:info@eulisa.europa.eu"><em class="ms-rteStyle-Link">info@eulisa.europa.eu</em></a></p>
Estonian President visits eu-LISAhttp://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Estonian-President-visits-euLISA.aspxEstonian President visits eu-LISA11/04/2017 08:00:00<p>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. </p><p>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.</p><p>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.<em> </em> 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. <br></p><p>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. <br></p><p>President Kaljulaid also met and spoke to the staff of eu-LISA, with the offices in Strasbourg and Brussels connected via video conference.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><br></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Links:</strong></span></p><ul><li><p>eu-LISA: <a href="/"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">http://www.eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p></li><li><p>President of the Republic of Estonia: <a href="https://www.president.ee/en/index.html"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">https://www.president.ee/en/index.html</span></a></p></li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><br></strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Contact:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mare Haab</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Head of External and Internal Communication</p><p style="text-align:justify;">e-mail: <a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">press@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">mob: +372 588 78 668</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>for general information: <span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">info@eulisa.europa.eu</span></em></p>

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