The 20th edition of the European Police Congress (#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.
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.
The panel chaired by eu-LISA's own Stephan Brandes, Head of Operations and Infrastructure Unit, will evolve around the topic:
Enabling Interoperability to Enhance Cross-Border Cooperation amongst Law Enforcement Authorities
The following experts will elaborate on the topic and share their know-how with the panel participants:
Christina BENNER, Head of UMF-3 (EU-funded project)
Monika HOHLMEIER, MEP, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament
Krzysztof KLEBEK, Team Leader Business Product Management, European Police Office (EUROPOL)
Thomas SOMMERFELD, Interpol
Further information about the European Police Congress and details on the event's programme can be found at the following links:
European Police Congress
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Aligning the capabilities of technology with policy priorities in the areas of migration and internal security
Evolution of the JHA landscape in recent years has brought different challenges to the fore. Those working in the field are challenged by an apparent increase in the threat of terrorism, changing patterns and trends in migration and an expectation that the myriad potential threats apparent at borders can be detected. It is clear that assurance of internal security requires a cohesive approach that cuts across traditional boundaries between border control, asylum management and law enforcement. Authorities involved must work together to ensure the availability of relevant data at the time that it is required and to allow for the combination of data as necessary to inform decision making.
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