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Transversal - the new way of procuring at eu-LISAhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Transversal-the-new-way-of-procuring-at-eu-LISA.aspxTransversal - the new way of procuring at eu-LISA18/10/2019 10:00:00<p>​In the coming period, eu-LISA plans to launch a procurement procedure for “transversal” services related to engineering aspects for the large-scale IT-systems it manages. This call for tenders will address the Agency’s operational needs in relation to the setup, development and evolutions of the European Travel Information Authorisation System (ETIAS), possible future large scale IT systems (e.g. ECRIS-TCN), interoperability elements and evolutions of existing large scale IT systems.<img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/Transversal%20Procurement.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:470px;height:552px;" /><br></p><p>This approach, which will be a new way of procuring for the Agency, aims to create a framework in which several contractors can work together, following common standards and practices, to create and deliver in an interdependent-systems environment. The collaboration between contractors that ensues from having to set clear responsibilities between themselves and agreeing to shared working methodologies will improve the coherence and transparency of the system deliverables. This will permit an improved management of dependencies and access control between the systems.</p><p>Changing the way in which the Agency procures its technology-related services allows it to better tackle the challenges that derive from a growing, interoperable system landscape. <br></p><p>As depicted in the figure (<a href="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/Transversal%20Procurement.jpg">download here</a>), the procurement and contractual approach comprises a total of two calls for tender:<br></p><ul><li>The first call for tenders consists of four distinct lots covering engineering aspects (engineering framework). <ul><li>The first lot (generic design and support lot) will cover the high-level design of systems and will assist the Agency with scheduling and quality assurance. Support with and coordination of the integration, training, transition to operations, and maintenance of the systems is also included in this lot; </li><li>The second lot will encompass the detailed design, development and evolution activities (development lots) for the Core Business Systems (CBS) as well as for the shared and reusable components (including interoperability components); </li><li>The third lot will provide infrastructure and platforms; </li><li>The fourth lot (generic testing lot) will address testing across all systems;</li></ul></li><li>The second call for tenders will comprise daily operations and maintenance (except for evolutionary maintenance) across all systems (maintenance framework contract).</li></ul><p>Companies specialised in the above domains, are kindly requested to respond to the calls for tenders.</p> <p>The first call for tenders on Transversal Engineering Framework is planned to be launched in the coming weeks.</p><p>The second call for tenders on Transversal Operations Framework is planned to be launched in the course of 2020.<br></p>
Sixth Annual Conference - a big success!https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Sixth-Annual-Conference-a-big-success.aspxSixth Annual Conference - a big success!17/10/2019 14:00:00<p>eu-LISA hosted its Annual Conference titled "The new information architecture as a driver for efficiency and effectiveness in internal security" on 16/10/2019. For the 6<sup>th</sup> consecutive year, the event took place in Tallinn, Estonia and witnessed an ever increasing participation rate. This conference, organised under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, drew close to 220 attendees to address the future roles of both current and new IT systems and the overall information ecosystem being created for law enforcement and border management activities.<br></p><p>Keynote speakers included Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA, Ilkka Salmi, Permanent Secretary to the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, Matthias Oel, Director for Borders, Interoperability and Innovation at the European Commission and Mart Helme, Estonian Minister of the Interior.</p><p>The Agency's enlarged mandate provides for the development of several new large-scale IT systems – the Entry-Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the European Criminal Records Information System for Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN) – as well as the implementation of interoperability between them and the pre-existing eu-LISA managed large-scale IT systems. As the Agency embarks on the elaboration of this architecture, working closely with Members States, EU Agencies and the wider stakeholder community, it was a pleasure to see the level of support that eu-LISA has.</p><p>Topics covered in 4 highly interactive panel sessions included:</p><ul><li>The impact of the new information architecture on internal security,</li><li>The effects of digitalisation on the collection and processing of data for law enforcement purposes, </li><li>How will the new information architecture support border and migration management?</li><li>Effects of digitalisation on data analytics and the use of artificial intelligence in the JHA domain.</li></ul><p>Thank you to all participants for your contributions and insights. We look forward to seeing you again soon!<br></p>
eu-LISA Conference: The new information architecture as a driver for efficiency and effectiveness in internal securityhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/eu-LISA-Conference---The-new-information-architecture-as-a-driver-for-efficiency-and-effectiveness-in-internal-security.aspxeu-LISA Conference: The new information architecture as a driver for efficiency and effectiveness in internal security15/10/2019 21:00:00<p>On 16 October 2019 the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) will host the conference "The new information architecture as a driver for efficiency and effectiveness in internal security" in Tallinn, Estonia. The event is organised under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference, first of its kind since the Agency's new Regulation, will address the future roles of both current and new IT systems and the overall information ecosystem being created on law enforcement and border management activities. The conference will bring together over 200 delegates representing Member States, EU institutions and agencies, practitioners and industry.<br></p><p>The Agency's enlarged mandate provides for the development of several new large-scale IT systems – the Entry-Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the European Criminal Records Information System for Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN) – as well as the implementation of interoperability between them and the pre-existing eu-LISA managed large-scale IT systems. Together, the new capabilities offered and the new approach to data organisation and information provision constitute a new information architecture at an EU level. As the Agency embarks on the elaboration of this architecture, working closely with Members States, EU Agencies and the wider stakeholder community, the time is right to reflect on how work can be best carried out and to define desirable milestones and outcomes that best fulfil the set goals of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal-security related efforts.</p><p>"Interoperability is a political and senior level commitment to ensure that our services work together and complement each other to address EU citizen concerns on internal security, migration and the management of external borders. It`s time to bring down artificial silos and change the way law enforcement officers, border guards and migration officers work and cooperate. Some time ago Winston Churchill said 'a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, while an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty'. The implementation of interoperability is not an easy task. But I am an optimist and firmly believe that it provides us with an opportunity to make Europe stronger and safer" states Krum Garkov, eu-LISA's Executive Director.</p><p>Keynote speakers also include Ilkka Salmi, Permanent Secretary to the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, Matthias Oel, Director for Borders, Interoperability and Innovation, DG HOME, European Commission and Mart Helme, Estonian Minister of the Interior. Experts from EU Agencies as well as from the public and private sectors from Europe and beyond, will share their knowledge and expertise.</p><p>"Europe's security functions require interoperable information systems. It is important to secure the legal framework and funding with the support of the Commission to the Member States," says Mr Ilkka Salmi, Permanent Secretary to the Finnish Ministry of the Interior.</p><p>Online web-streaming will be provided during the conference at <a href="http://www.eulisaconference.eu/">www.eulisaconference.eu</a> and a Twitter-wall will be available to enable interactive participation from all locations.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>Links:</strong></p><p>Press release: <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/eu-LISA%20Conference%202019%20PR%20EN.pdf">PDF</a></p><p>Conference website: <a href="https://eulisaconference.eu/">https://eulisaconference.eu</a></p><p>Speakers: <a href="https://www.eulisaconference.eu/speakers">https://www.eulisaconference.eu/speakers</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/euLISAconf">https://twitter.com/euLISAconf</a></p><p><em>Hashtags : #EULISAnewIA • #eulisaconference • #eu2019fi</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Contact: </strong></p><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p>
Minister of the Interior visits Headquartershttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Minister-of-the-Interior-visits-Headquarters.aspxMinister of the Interior visits Headquarters03/10/2019 21:00:00<p>eu-LISA's responsibilities in implementing the new architecture for EU IT systems for borders, security and justice were the priority topics of talks held today between Executive Director Krum Garkov and Estonian Minister of the Interior Mart Helme in Tallinn. </p><p>At the meeting, in the in the Agency's Headquarters, the Executive Director of eu-LISA and the Estonian Minister of the Interior discussed ongoing activities related to the development of new and existing large-scale IT systems and the impact the systems, namely Eurodac, SIS, VIS, EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN, will have on European internal security as a whole. </p> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20191004_2.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="max-width:70%;width:429px;height:322px;" /> <p>Krum Garkov elaborated on the plans for a new architecture to accommodate Europe's largest IT systems in the JHA domain. He explained that the foreseen improvements, coupled with Interoperability between the systems themselves, will be a real game changer and place European border management at the forefront of the digital era. Mr Garkov emphasised that the entire process is a joint action, which can only be successful if all the Member States commit to it.  He recognised the dedication with which Estonia always addresses innovative solutions and provides a model for many others to follow. Mr Garkov gave Minister Helme an overview of the Agency's recent restructuring and illustrated the expected benefits to both eu-LISA's core business and the overall management of resources.</p><p>Topics addressed also included the upcoming eu-LISA Annual Conference, to be held in Tallinn on the 16th October, at which Minister Helme will give a keynote speech and the Industry Roundtable the following day.</p><p>During his visit Minister Helme stated "<em>eu-LISA´s headquarters being in Tallinn is of major significance for Estonia as a country with a strong IT-background. Furthermore, the Agency is currently executing one of the biggest and most ambitious projects in the field of EU internal security – the interoperability of European Union information systems for police forces as well as border and migration management. Estonia has emphasized for a long time the importance of breaking the silos between the separate information systems, with an aim to ensure more efficient crime fighting, for instance identity fraud. Today, thanks to eu-LISA and other contributors, we are closer to that goal than ever before.</em>" <br></p> <br>