Register Now for eu-LISA’s Annual Conference 2021’s-Annual-Conference-2021.aspxRegister Now for eu-LISA’s Annual Conference 202115/09/2021 08:30:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On 27 October 2021, eu-LISA will host its 8<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference, <strong>"Towards the Digital Schengen Area"</strong>, organised in cooperation with the <a href="" target="_blank">Slovenian Presidency</a> of the Council of the European Union.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;margin:15px auto;"> <strong><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Registration</a> now open</strong>!</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year's event, set to take place online, will address questions related to the next generation of the Schengen Area's invisible borders, lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and take a look at how the new information architecture could support intelligence gathering in order to improve the overall travel experience.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Information architecture means upcoming large-scale IT systems and <a href="">interconnecting</a> both new and existing systems. eu-LISA has been working around the clock to ensure the timely launch of the Entry/Exit System (<a href="">EES</a>) and the European Travel Information Authorisation System (<a href="">ETIAS</a>), which will create a modern digital gateway at European external borders.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Speakers include high-level decision makers from European Institutions and Agencies, as well as from International Organisations and EU Member States.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <a href="" target="_blank"> <strong>registration form</strong></a>, the agenda, and speaker profiles are available on our regularly updated dedicated website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Registration is open until <strong>20 October 2021</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Make sure to reserve your place and join our <strong>#DigitalSchengen</strong> debate on <strong>27 October 2021!</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <em>#DigitalSchengen #eulisaconference #EU2021SI #ASaferEurope</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20211027_ac.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;margin:5px;" /></a></p><br>
Europe, Back to the Future,-Back-to-the-Future.aspxEurope, Back to the Future15/09/2021 07:00:00<p>​<strong style="text-align:justify;"><em>Each September, the President of the European Commission delivers a State of the Union address (SOTEU) to the European Parliament, presenting the achievements of the past year and the priorities for the year ahead. The EU agencies' network, which includes eu-LISA, follows the event closely and promotes highlights as well as key take-aways. Look for the <a href="" target="_blank">#SOTEU</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">#EUAgencies</a> hashtags to discover more.</em></strong></p><p> <strong style="text-align:justify;"><em><br></em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her 2021 <a href="" target="_blank">State of the Union address</a> on 15 September 2021. Notwithstanding the ongoing grip of COVID-19, Europe is looking confident that all EU Member States' output should be back to pre-pandemic levels by 2022. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Looking forward, the Commission devised three sets of targets for 2030:</p><ul><li> <strong>Climate Law</strong>: cutting CO<sub>2</sub> emissions by at least 55% (the overall goal is to make the EU climate neutral by 2050);</li><li> <strong>Europe Digital Decade</strong>: the full digitalisation of public services, so that e-health and all other key services will be available online; in addition, 80% of citizen are foreseen to use digital IDs and have basic digital skills;</li><li> <strong>Porto Social Summit</strong>: At least 78% of population aged 20-64 should be in employment, 60% of adults should participate in yearly training, as well as reducing the number of people at risk of poverty by a minimum of 15 million.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Of particular interest to eu-LISA and its stakeholders are the recent Pact on Migration and Asylum, Digitalisation and the new Strategy for a stronger and more resilient Schengen Area.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">To ensure the effective management of the EU's external borders, increase law enforcement and judicial cooperation, and complete the enlargement of the Schengen Area, the Commission's strategy foresees fostering mutual trust in the common implementation.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">eu-LISA's role in the new strategy is as important as ever. The Agency's mandate, tasks and duties span all of the strategy's key areas. The Schengen Information System (<a href="">SIS</a>), set up 25 years ago to support Member State law enforcement cooperation and compensate for the removal of internal border checks, the expansion of Eurodac, the reinforcement of <a href="">VIS</a> and the future rollout of new systems (<a href="">EES</a>, <a href="">ETIAS</a> and <a href="">ECRIS-TCN</a>), along with <em>Interoperability</em> between them all are vital to the strategy's success. The operational management of these, and the foreseen taking over of <a href="" target="_blank">e-CODEX</a> from the EU's Justice domain, put eu-LISA at the forefront of the European Digital transformation.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=d983433c-0865-4de1-a0ae-1df1a0b7e4c0&TermSetId=8b33697b-07fc-4f3b-b28b-4f6a7829532a&TermId=c4f2f182-b3fb-4c5d-b569-0275e6a04efd">Eurodac</a>, the European Asylum Dactyloscopy Database - collecting and handling the digitalised fingerprints of asylum seekers and irregular migrants -, is one of the focal points of the Pact on Migration and Asylum. The Agency will be responsible for transforming it into a new and modernised large-scale IT system. The new Eurodac will provide precise figures on how many applicants/ first-time applicants there are in the EU. Furthermore, there will be more accurate and complete data available, including information about the Member State responsible for each asylum claim, shifts of responsibility, a rejected application or a previously granted Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>Further Reading</strong></p><ul><li>European Commission press release and <a href="" target="_blank">dedicated page</a></li><li>2020-2021 <a href="" target="_blank">Achievements</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Timeline</a></li></ul><p> <br> </p><br>
Save the Date - eu-LISA Annual Conference 2021 the Date - eu-LISA Annual Conference 202105/08/2021 09:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On <strong>27 October 2021</strong>, eu-LISA will host its 8<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference <strong> <em>"Towards the Digital Schengen Area"</em></strong>. Organised in cooperation with the <a href="">Slovenian Presidency</a> of the Council of the European Union, the event will be held online.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year's conference will take stock of current developments in the JHA area, where the upcoming launch of the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=d983433c-0865-4de1-a0ae-1df1a0b7e4c0&TermSetId=8b33697b-07fc-4f3b-b28b-4f6a7829532a&TermId=56003343-9125-4827-8e02-afb4c3c159f4">Entry/ Exit System</a> (EES), the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=d983433c-0865-4de1-a0ae-1df1a0b7e4c0&TermSetId=8b33697b-07fc-4f3b-b28b-4f6a7829532a&TermId=75f9f384-e09f-4ec7-8b4f-4603886aaa27">European Travel Information Authorisation System</a> (ETIAS) and the new <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=d983433c-0865-4de1-a0ae-1df1a0b7e4c0&TermSetId=8b33697b-07fc-4f3b-b28b-4f6a7829532a&TermId=2765a765-3305-4890-b34a-ef51a1397d41">Interoperability</a> architecture will create a new and modern gateway at European external borders. Further to that, handling the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked new initiatives affecting traditional border checks.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The conference will address questions related to travel experience, risk assessments and possible improvements in the model of intelligence gathering. The event will provide an opportunity to debate how large-scale IT systems and new information architecture could support the gathering of intelligence with the scope of improving the overall travel experience. In particular, the conference will focus on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, on the next generation of the Schengen Area's invisible borders and on new travel intelligence. It will also provide an opportunity to openly talk about the shortcomings and the experiences gained while deploying modern technologies at external borders. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our speakers will include high-level decision makers from EU Institutions and Agencies, as well as from International Organisations and EU Member States.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The programme will be announced in autumn and registration will start in <strong>September 2021</strong>. Keep an eye on our dedicated conference website, <a href=""></a>, and the <strong>#eulisaconference</strong> hashtag across social media for updates.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Mark your calendar, save the date, and let´s discuss <strong>#DigitalSchengen</strong> together!<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20211027_ac.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">#DigitalSchengen #eulisaconference #ASaferEurope #EU2021SI<br></p><p> <br> </p>
“No More Ransom!” Launches a New Website to Celebrate Turning Five“No-More-Ransom!”-Launches-a-New-Website-to-Celebrate-Turning-Five.aspx“No More Ransom!” Launches a New Website to Celebrate Turning Five30/07/2021 08:15:00<p style="text-align:justify;">The <a href="">No More Ransom</a> (NMR) project, a public-private initiative designed to help people recover their ransomware encrypted files for free, has been backed by eu-LISA since its inception in 2016, as part of our Agency's ongoing partnerships in the cybersecurity realm. With eu-LISA's expanding role in the digitalisation of the EU's Justice and Home Affairs domain, the Agency is glad to be a part and support the NMR initiative.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Five years later, NMR has a brand new website and currently offer 121 tools able to decrypt 151 varieties of ransomware. Available in 37 languages, the portal helped more than 6 million people recover their information to date and prevented almost 1 billion euro from ending up in criminals' pockets.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Digitalisation has given us the freedom to easily access a world of information. Digital devices, such as personal computers, laptops and mobile phones, hold hundreds of thousands of different files, which contain important information about our personal and professional lives. Ransomware enables criminals to effectively hold all of that data hostage. Attackers use advanced encryption algorithms to lock the files and demand ransom for providing the decryption keys. Even if users pay there is no guarantee the hackers will be true to their word, thus the advice is to never pay. And this is where NMR comes into play. In addition to the predefined decryption tools, the portal's "<a href="">Crypto Sheriff</a>" can also analyse sample files in order to detect which specific ransomware infected them.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">No More Ransom was launched in 2016 by the <a href="">Dutch National Police</a>, our sister agency <a href="">Europol</a>, and cybersecurity companies M cAfee and Kaspersky Lab.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Anyone can be a target of ransomware – So, what can we do?</p><ul><li>Regularly back up data stored on your electronic devices.</li><li>Watch your clicks – do you know where a link will take you? </li><li>Beware of attachments in emails.</li><li>Ensure that your security software and operating system are up to date.</li><li>If you become a victim, do not pay! <a href="">Report the crime</a> and check No More Ransom for <a href="">decryption tool</a>s.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For more details on the new No More Ransom website, read the full press release from our colleagues at Europol <a href="">here</a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Find more information about ransomware and prevention tips on <a href=""></a>.<br></p><div><ul class="lightbox-gallery"><li> <a class="lightbox" href="#ig"> <div class="lightbox-img-bg"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20210730_nmr.jpg" alt="" /> </div> </a> </li></ul><div class="lightbox-target" id="ig"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20210730_nmr.jpg" alt="" /> <a class="lightbox-close" title="Close" href="#">×</a> </div></div>