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Continuously supporting Member States effort through technology for a safer Europe:

  • Provide high-quality efficient services and solutions
  • Continuously align the capabilities of technology with the evolving needs of the Member States
  • Grow as a centre of excellence

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Manage operations of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), the Visa Information System (VIS) and EURODAC

  • Ensure highest levels of information security and data protection
  • Participate to implement new systems (research and development)
  • Provide training plans for national authorities on technical use of IT systems

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eu-LISA Industry Roundtable – Technologies to Facilitate Land Border Crossinghttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-Industry-Roundtable-–-Technologies-to-Facilitate-Land-Border-Crossing.aspxeu-LISA Industry Roundtable – Technologies to Facilitate Land Border Crossing21/09/2018 09:00:00<p>On 18<sup>th</sup> October, eu-LISA invites industry to participate in a roundtable event focussed on innovative ideas to ensure smooth and secure crossing of the EU's external green borders. In the coming years, the implementation of the Entry-Exit System (EES) and European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will imply the introduction of new border crossing processes. At many borders, introduction of automated technologies such as e-gates and self-service kiosks will be possible to ensure facilitated travel, meaning that overall border crossing times may decrease despite the introduction of new requirements such as biometric enrolment and verification and the inclusion of additional database queries in the overall process. However, land borders present more significant challenges than most. Conclusion of future border checks for travellers in personal vehicles or travelling on buses and trains will surely require new technological solutions and perhaps reconfiguration of the overall process of checks.</p><p> </p><p>eu-LISA, as the authority responsible for the development and implementation of the EES and ETIAS and as chair of the EES Advisory Group, has taken note of requests from EU Member State experts to consider the challenges of future border checks at land borders and coordinate collaborative analysis on possible future solutions. The Agency would like to convene industry responsible for development of relevant technologies and/or providing general expertise to authorities in border management processes to brainstorm or contribute to this initial brainstorming event. Member State experts belonging to the working group established by the Agency will also attend to support discussions along with representatives of other relevant EU Agencies.</p><p> </p><p>The Agency requests interested parties to consider possible solutions that they would be in a position to discuss and to register their interest in participating <span style="text-decoration:underline;">by October 5</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><sup>th</sup></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> at the latest</span>. We are particularly interested in demonstration of proposed technologies/prototypes that you may consider feasible based on your experience. Please note that we will not have the capacity for demonstration of large-scale physical infrastructure at the location, and therefore demonstration of such solutions through videos/slides is requested. Based on requirements identified by the working group and those known to the Agency and its partners through their work, the most promising proposals will be selected for presentation at the roundtable on the day.</p><p> </p><p>Please complete your registration at the following <a href="https://form.jotform.com/ProPager/2018-1018euIR" target="_blank"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">link</span></a>, and, should you wish to present, submit a maximum one page summary of your proposed presentation to <a href="mailto:research@eulisa.europa.eu"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">research@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a>. Further logistical information will be made available to participants following their registration.</p><p> </p><p>In case of questions or further follow up, please do not hesitate to contact <a href="mailto:research@eulisa.europa.eu"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">research@eulisa.europa.eu</span></a>.</p><p> <br> </p><p> <a href="https://form.jotform.com/ProPager/2018-1018euIR" target="_blank"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/2018_round_table_poster.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:786px;" /> </a> <br> </p>
State of the Union 2018 – EC proposes last elements needed for compromise on migration and border reformhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/State-of-the-Union-2018-–-EC--proposes-last-elements-needed-for-compromise-on-migration-and-border-reform.aspxState of the Union 2018 – EC proposes last elements needed for compromise on migration and border reform13/09/2018 10:00:00<p>European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, delivered his 2018 State of the Union address on 12 September 2018, before the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He presented his priorities for the year ahead and outlined his vision for how the EU can continue building a 'More United, Stronger and More Democratic Union', the theme of his 2017 address.</p><p><em>"Member States have not yet found the right balance between the responsibility each must assume on its own territory; and the solidarity all must show if we are to get back to a Schengen area without internal borders. I am and will remain strictly opposed to internal borders. Where borders have been reinstated, they must be removed. Failure to do so would amount to an unacceptable step back for the Europe of today and tomorrow."</em><br><em> Jean-Claude Juncker</em></p><p>President Juncker's speech in the European Parliament was accompanied by the adoption of 18 concrete initiatives by the European Commission on migration and borders, security, free and secure elections, the European Union's partnership with Africa and the EU as a global actor, thus putting words into immediate action.</p><p>Further information:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Juncker's <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/state-union-speeches/state-union-2018_en#watch"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Speech</span></a> (video & text)</li><li><a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-5712_en.htm"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Press release</span></a></li><li><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/soteu2018-brochure_en.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">State of the Union Brochure</span></a></li></ul>
European Council adopts ETIAS Regulationhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/European-Council-adopts-ETIAS-Regulation.aspxEuropean Council adopts ETIAS Regulation06/09/2018 21:00:00<p>​On 5 September 2018 the Council adopted a regulation establishing a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS). ETIAS will allow for advance checks and, if necessary, deny travel authorisation to visa-exempt third-country nationals travelling to the Schengen area. It will help improve internal security, prevent illegal immigration, protect public health and reduce delays at the borders by identifying persons who may pose a risk in one of these areas before they arrive at the external borders.<br></p><h2>Functioning of the system</h2><p>The system will apply to visa-exempt third country nationals. They will need to obtain a travel authorisation before their trip, via an online application. For each application, the applicant will be required to pay a travel authorisation fee of 7 euros.</p><p>The information submitted in each application will be automatically processed against EU and relevant Interpol databases to determine whether there are grounds to refuse a travel authorisation. If no hits or elements requiring further analysis are identified, the travel authorisation will be issued automatically and quickly. This is expected to be the case for most applications.</p><p>Before boarding, air carriers and sea carriers will need to check whether third country nationals subject to the travel authorisation requirement are in possession of a valid travel authorisation.<br></p><h2>Next steps</h2><p>The Council and the European Parliament now need to sign the adopted regulation. The signed text will be published in the EU Official Journal and will enter into force 20 days later. eu-LISA, is expected to start building the new system, which should  be operational by 2021.</p><h2>Further reading:</h2><p>The <a href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/09/05/european-travel-information-and-authorisation-system-etias-council-adopts-regulation/">full Press Release</a> can be found on the European Council website as well as explanatory<a href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/09/05/european-travel-information-and-authorisation-system-etias-council-adopts-regulation/"> videos and infographics</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>

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Eurodac Annual Report 2017 - Factsheethttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/2017 Eurodac Annual Report - Factsheet.pdfEurodac Annual Report 2017 - Factsheet30/08/2018 21:00:00This factsheet contains the highlights of the Eurodac 2017 Annual Report and should be considered as an annex to the report itself.69{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
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