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Luca Tagliaretti takes up office in eu-LISAhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Luca-Tagliaretti-takes-up-office.aspxLuca Tagliaretti takes up office in eu-LISA16/03/2020 15:00:00<p>Today Luca TAGLIARETTI joins eu-LISA as the Deputy Executive Director of the European Union Agency that manages and operates the large-scale IT systems in the EU's freedom, security and justice domain.<br></p><p>Mr Tagliaretti has more than 20 years of experience working in European Institutions and International Organisations. From 2011, until taking up the DED post at eu-LISA, Mr Tagliaretti led the Technical Centre of the Central Bank's Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG), a global association of major central banks that supports and deploys technologies that deter the use of digital equipment to counterfeit currencies. During this period, he was responsible for the ICT strategy of the CBCDG and coordinated a number of large-scale projects including establishing secure global databases and initiatives to build and reinforce synergies between central banks and law enforcement agencies. Prior to that, Mr Tagliaretti worked as a Senior Expert at the European Central Bank, involved in a range of activities and a variety of roles. His principle focus was on setting the common quality and technical standards for banknote production.</p><p>In his new role in eu-LISA, Mr Tagliaretti will be part of the eu-LISA´s top management decision-making to advance the Agency further in its enlarged role supporting the Member States.</p><p>"In this critical time, more than ever, European cooperation is the key for addressing the challenges of our interconnected society. In this respect, the work of eu-LISA is essential for guaranteeing the functioning of the Schengen area and for the protection of our external borders. I look forward to working closely with the dedicated and professional staff of the Agency in building a safer Europe"</p><p>Mr Tagliaretti holds an Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic of Milan, a Master´s Degree from the School of Management of the Polytechnic of Milan (MIP) and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University. He has also completed the Advanced Leadership and Management Programme (OALMP) at Saïd Business School, Oxford University and the Program of Negotiation (PON) at Harvard.<br></p><p> <br> </p><h2>Background</h2><p>About eu-LISA:</p><p>The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for the EU internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><p>The headquarters of eu-LISA is in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France. There is also a technical business continuity site based in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria and a Liaison Office in Brussels, Belgium.</p><p> <br></p><p>Website: <a href="/">https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/</a><br></p><p>Social media: <a href="https://twitter.com/EULISA_agency">Twitter</a>; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/agencyeulisa">Facebook</a>; <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/eu-lisa">LinkedIn</a>; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAXymjo8D1kXESrcbGqRKw">YouTube</a></p><p>Contact: <a href="mailto::press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a> <br></p>
Regarding COVID-19https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Regarding-COVID-19.aspxRegarding COVID-1916/03/2020 10:30:00<div>eu-LISA applies all precautionary measures in line with EU Commission and National Authorities’ recommendations and instructions, to take care of its staff at all the sites of the Agency.</div><div><br></div><div>eu-LISA remains fully operational and core business delivery is unaffected.<br></div><p><br></p>
Sixth eu-LISA Annual Meeting with JHA Counsellorshttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Sixth-eu-LISA-Annual-Meeting-with-JHA-Counsellors.aspxSixth eu-LISA Annual Meeting with JHA Counsellors03/03/2020 22:00:00<p>Today eu-LISA hosts one of its main annual briefing for its key stakeholders -  the Justice and Home Affairs Counsellors of EU Member States and representatives of JHA Agencies.  The purpose of the meeting is to bring delegates up to speed on the results, progress and plans the Agency has achieved over the last year and set out for the near future. The briefing takes place in the Liaison Office of the Agency in Brussels.<br></p><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200304_jha.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:640px;height:365px;" />Topics to be presented and discussed will include the state of play and evolution of the existing EU Large Scale IT Systems for Security, Border Management and Migration: Eurodac, SIS and VIS as well as the latest on the implementation of the new systems in eu-LISA's portfolio (ETIAS, EES and ECRIS-TCN) and their respective Interoperability. Further to these, achievements and milestones reached in 2019 highlight that all systems ran without major interruptions and were available for over 99% of the time. The concrete progress achieved by both the SIS Expert Group and the SIS recast Project Management Forum will be illustrated as will the initial work on the second AFIS phase.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the afternoon an open discussion took place to identify areas in which eu-LISA can increase its contribution to Member States, look into the possibilities that innovation can bring in the context of Interoperability, the further digitalisation of the JHA domain and the Agency's part in the implementation of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum as well as its role in strengthening the Security Union.<br></p><p>"The aspiration of the Agency is to develop further our common capabilities, at central and at national level, to turn the data that we have into meaningful information. The next step, once we have reliable and comprehensive information, is to find the best way to take that information to the officers on the ground in order to enable them to make the right decisions" explained eu-LISA's Executive Director, Krum Garkov.<br></p><p>Annual meetings with key stakeholders are always very productive and boost eu-LISA's constructive relations with Member States and partners. Building strong connections is of utmost importance to the Agency and vital to the successfully delivery of Europe's new Justice and Home Affairs IT architecture on time.</p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Background:</strong></p><p><strong>About eu-LISA</strong></p><p>The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for the EU internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><p>The headquarters of eu-LISA is in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France. There is also a technical business continuity site based in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria and a Liaison Office in Brussels, Belgium.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Website: <a href="/">https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/</a> </p><p>Social media: <a href="https://twitter.com/EULISA_agency">Twitter</a>; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/agencyeulisa/">Facebook</a>; <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/eu-lisa">LinkedIn</a>; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAXymjo8D1kXESrcbGqRKw">YouTube</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Contact: </strong></p><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p>
Commission Establishes the Corona Response Teamhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Commission-Establishes-the-Corona-Response-Team.aspxCommission Establishes the Corona Response Team03/03/2020 13:30:00<p style="text-align:justify;">The European Commission has set up a response team that aims to address the new coronavirus COVID-19 situation on all major work streams affected by the outbreak. European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, will be in charge of border-related issues. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">A dedicated webpage containing the latest updates and other relevant information regarding topics such as mobility, civil protection and medical information amongst others is available on the <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response_en">European Commission's website</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The role of the response team is mainly to support Member States in addressing the situation and providing recommendations on a common course of action.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">eu-LISA is closely monitoring the situation and is in contact with national health authorities, ready to implement any recommendations and to assist Member States as needed.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Further Reading</strong></p><ul><li>Dedicated <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response_en">webpage</a>: European Commission Coronavirus Response</li><li>Dedicated <a href="https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china">webpage</a>: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control COVID-19</li><li>Dedicated <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019">webpage</a>: World Health Organisation Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak</li><li><a href="https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/topnews/M-004465">Press conference</a> on the EU's response to COVID-19</li><li>Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson's <a href="https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-185589">intervention</a><br></li></ul><p><br></p>