eu-LISA Hosts Estonian Ministry of Interior Hosts Estonian Ministry of Interior16/06/2021 14:30:00<p>On 16 June 2021, eu-LISA had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from its host country's <a href="">Ministry of the Interior</a>. Led by Minister Kristian Jaani, the delegation met with eu-LISA's executive management at its headquarters in Tallinn.</p><p>Following an overview of the Agency's priorities, as well as progress in the development of the EES, ETIAS, ECRIS-TCN<a href="/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems"> large-scale IT systems</a> and <a href="/Activities/Interoperability">Interoperability</a> components, the participants exchanged views on the expansion of the Agency's portfolio with e-justice tool <a href="/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-Extends-its-Portfolio-with-a-New-Large-Scale-IT-System.aspx">e-CODEX</a>.</p><p>National and EU level COVID-19 related measures as well as cooperation with the Estonian authorities were also on the agenda. eu-LISA has remained fully operational despite COVID-19 restrictions and highlighted that this also due to the timely sharing of pandemic-related information from the competent authorities in Estonia as well as in the Agency's other focal points.</p><p>Meetings with host country authorities are always very productive and boost eu-LISA's constructive relations with key Member States. Building strong connections is of utmost importance to the Agency and vital to a timely and successfully delivery of Europe's new Justice and Home Affairs IT architecture.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20210616.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /> </p><p> <br> </p> <br>
eu-LISA at the ERA Conference on EU Border Management at the ERA Conference on EU Border Management10/06/2021 14:00:00<p>​On 10 June eu-LISA had the pleasure of presenting at the "Annual Conference on EU Border Management 2021" hosted online by the Academy of European Law (ERA). The 3-morning event, aims to debate the latest developments and challenges in the management of the EU's internal and external borders. Furthermore, it will study the latest proposals and reforms on the functioning and operation of EU border management systems, including Schengen and the recent enhancements of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency's role and responsibilities.</p><p>Topics on the comprehensive agenda include the latest news regarding legislative files to strengthen border management systems and their interoperability and respective practical implementation by eu-LISA, as well as those on Schengen governance, migrant smuggling and fundamental rights. Discussions will also cover EU databases for border management and their evolution: EES, ETIAS, PNR, ECRIS-TCN, SIS, VIS and Eurodac as well as the latest migratory trends and routes, risk analysis and vulnerability assessments, joint integrated border management, AI and digitalisation</p><p>The conference is being attended by law enforcement officers, border guards and ministry officials from Europe and beyond, as well as by NGOs active in the field.</p><p>eu-LISA's Uku Särekanno, Head of the Executive Support and Stakeholder Relations Unit, gave the participants an update on the IT systems already being managed and those currently being developed by the Agency. Details covered in his presentation included:</p><ul><li><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The use and opera</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">tions of Euroda</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">c, SIS and VIS and their evolution</span></li><li><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">The state of preparations for EES, ETIAS, ECRIS-TCN and e-CODEX</span></li><li><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Interoperabilit</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">y</span></li><li><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Cooperation with other EU JHA agencies, Member States and the industry</span></li></ul><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"></span></p><p>The Academy of European Law (ERA) is a non-profit public foundation based in Trier, Germany, which is supported by the EU and whose patrons now include all 27 EU Member States.<br></p>
eu-LISA to Extend its Portfolio with a New Large-Scale IT System to Extend its Portfolio with a New Large-Scale IT System08/06/2021 12:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On 7 June 2021, the Council of the EU approved a general approach on the regulation on cross-border judicial tool <strong>e-CODEX</strong>, which foresees handing over its operational management to eu-LISA, in order to provide a sustainable, long-term legal framework for the system.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">e-CODEX – which aims to improve the efficiency of cross-border communication between European judicial authorities and facilitate access to justice for citizens and businesses – has been developed by a consortium of Member States, who are in charge of its management until 2024.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The draft regulation introduces provisions protecting the independence of the judiciary and details the governance and management structure to be implemented within eu-LISA.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The decision was taken during the Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting taking place 7-8 June 2021. <em>"The COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on the need to, among others, speed up the digitalisation and interoperability of our justice systems. Providing our judicial authorities with a sustainable, secure system to communicate in cross-border procedures is an important step in this direction",</em> said Francisca Van Dunem, Portuguese Minister of Justice, during the segment dedicated to discussing e-CODEX.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As part of eu-LISA's growing role in the justice domain, the Agency is set to take over operational management of the system as of 1 July 2023.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">e-CODEX – which stands for "e-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange" – offers a digital, decentralised infrastructure for secure communication between national systems, facilitating its users (judicial authorities, legal practitioners and citizens) to send and receive documents, legal forms and evidence. The reasoning behind e-CODEX is that access to justice should not be discouraged by the complex variety of the different legal systems across EU Member States. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The transfer of the system to eu-LISA is not an end in itself, as very soon e-CODEX will be ready for further expansion and will require the introduction of new security and interoperability features. As with all new technology, the implementation must occur hand in hand with the respect of fundamental rights, data protection and privacy regulations. eu-LISA will be responsible, among others, for technical development, maintenance, bug fixing, updates and support, as well as development of new features in order to respond to emerging requirements.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <em>"eu-LISA is considered a newcomer to the Justice community, however the Agency is primed to contribute with its experience and capacity to accelerating the digitalisation of the justice domain. We look at e-CODEX not as a simple communication platform, but as a strategic building block in the overall digitalisation process",</em> said Executive Director Krum Garkov.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>Read more</strong></p><ul><li> <a href="">Regulation proposal</a></li><li> <a href="">Council of the EU press release</a></li><li> <a href="">e-CODEX website</a><br></li></ul><p> <br> </p><br>
SIS and SIRENE Technical Profile training package now available online and SIRENE Technical Profile training package now available online02/06/2021 21:00:00<p>​eu-LISA Training is pleased to announce that a new online SIS and SIRENE Technical profile training package is now available on the Agency's e-Learning Management System (LMS).</p><p>The training package is composed of the following SIS and SIRENE courses:</p><ul><li>SIS and SIRENE Essentials</li><li>SIS and SIRENE Technical Profile</li></ul><p>The training package provides a wide-ranging description of high-level technical concepts and rules that are necessary to competently perform the role of the SIS or SIRENE Technical expert or SIRENE User at the national level. is the courses are addressed to Member State SIS and SIRENE representatives involved in SIS/SIRENE high-level technical management and decision making or involved in an extensive and advanced functional use of SIS. All participants are encouraged to cascade the acquired knowledge at national levels.</p><p>This training package includes the "SIS Essentials" online course and an additional set of modules dedicated to SIS and SIRENE Technical profiles which encompass legal and functional aspects of SIS with a focus on SIS principles and rules as well as a special introspective of the AFIS subsystem.</p><p>According to Domenico Raimondo, Expert for Training on the large-scale IT systems managed by eu-LISA: <em>"After completion of this package the trainee - among others - will understand the SIS II and SIRENE basic concepts and main technical/business rules. They will be familiar with SIS Person Identity types, searches and transformation processes and will be aware of the main features of the SIS-AFIS subsystem. Further to that, the trainee will be acquainted with eu-LISA's Change Management, Release and Deployment, Test methodologies and security approaches."</em></p><p>The course is limited to authorised Member State stakeholders with access to the eu-LISA LMS. Details on how to request access to the LMS can be found on our <a href="">Member State Training</a> page.<br></p><p></p><center> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/invitation-banner-SIS-SIRENE-Tech.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:750px;height:231px;" /> </center> <p></p>