Annual Conference 2018 – Save the date! Conference 2018 – Save the date!09/08/2018 21:00:00<p>​On 17 October 2018 eu-LISA and Frontex will co-host the conference <strong> <em>“EU Borders – Getting Smarter Through Technology”</em></strong> in Tallinn, Estonia. The event is organised under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It will focus on new trends, technologies and challenges in external border management, both from strategic and operational points of view. The conference will bring together up to 180 delegates representing Member States, EU institutions and agencies, practitioners and industry.</p><p>Further information will be available and registration will soon be possible via our conference specific website <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p>Please note that the conference will be followed by an eu-LISA industry roundtable event on 18 October 2018.</p>​
Industry Roundtable 18 October 2018 – Save the date! Roundtable 18 October 2018 – Save the date!09/08/2018 21:00:00<p>eu-LISA will host an Industry Roundtable event in Tallinn, Estonia on October 18th 2018. Following the Annual Conference on 17th of October and taking the theme of IT-supported border management forward, industry representatives will be invited to discuss and provide possible solutions for enhancement of the EU border management.</p><p>The event is expected to convene some 80 representatives of industry involved in research and development of relevant technologies, as well as academia and relevant EU Agencies and Institutions.</p><p>For updates regarding speakers, participation and registration please follow our website. Registration will go live in the coming weeks.</p>​
SIS II AFIS course delivered in Strasbourg II AFIS course delivered in Strasbourg05/07/2018 14:00:00<p>On the 29th of June eu-LISA delivered a training course called "SIS II AFIS training session for Member States – Technical Focus" that concentrated on the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).</p><p>The general aim of the course was to improve knowledge on AFIS within the SIS II context with detailed emphasis on technical aspects. <span>Accenture, IDEMIA and ATOS</span> experts presented the following topics during the course:</p><ul><li><p>AFIS for SIS II,</p></li><li><p>Technical aspects of biometrics,</p></li><li><p>Technical changes in the Central System of SIS II that impacting SIS II National Systems,</p></li><li><p>The AFIS operational architecture,</p></li><li><p>New AFIS functionalities.</p></li></ul><p> In addition to the above listed technical topics, a European Commission representative delivered a session on the legal framework of SIS II.</p><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/AFIS%20Training.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:643px;" /><br> </p><p>The course took place in Strasbourg, France and was attended by 20 participants from national technical teams and operators representing 13 EU Member States.</p><p>The course satisfaction rate was 89% whilst the average score given for the course was 4.45 out of 5. One satisfied participant noted that "The course was very well prepared. The trainers were all skilled and the atmosphere of the training was great."</p><p>The topic will be continued on 25 July 2018 when a training course "SIS II AFIS training session for Member States – Management Focus" will be held for national project managers.</p>
European Parliament votes for eu-LISA new mandate and ETIAS Parliament votes for eu-LISA new mandate and ETIAS05/07/2018 12:00:00<p>Today, the European Parliament has given its final agreement to establish the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and to strengthen the mandate of eu-LISA, the EU Agency for the operational management of large scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice.</p><p>The legislative proposals for ETIAS and eu-LISA, put forward by the Commission in <a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">November 2016</span></a> and <a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">June 2017</span></a> respectively, were identified as political priorities under the <a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Joint Declaration</span></a> on the EU's legislative priorities for 2018-2019. Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King welcomed today's adoption.<br><br>The ETIAS authorisation is not a visa. Once operational, it will carry out pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of travellers benefiting from visa-free access to the Schengen area. When arriving at the EU borders travellers will need to have both a valid travel document and an ETIAS authorisation.<br></p><h2>Next steps</h2><p><br>Both approved texts will now have to be finally adopted by the Council. The President of the European Parliament and the rotating Presidency of the Council will then sign the texts into law.<br><br>Following their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (EUR-Lex), the regulations will enter into force 20 days later, which will enable eu-LISA to start building the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and make these new information systems operational by the end of 2021.</p><p><strong>Further readings:</strong></p><ul><li><a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">Full EC Press Release</span></a></li><li><a href=""><span class="ms-rteStyle-Link">ETIAS Information and video</span></a></li></ul><p></p>