Interoperability Legislation approved by European Parliament Legislation approved by European Parliament16/04/2019 13:00:00<div data-view1200="6" data-view1020="6" data-view750="10" data-view640="6" data-view480="8" data-view320="4"><div><div><p>New measures to improve data exchange between EU information systems to manage borders, security and migration were adopted by MEPs today.<br></p></div></div></div><div data-view1200="6" data-view1020="6" data-view750="10" data-view640="6" data-view480="8" data-view320="4"><div><div class="ep-a_text" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-weight:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:middle;font-size:1em;color:inherit;"><p>The new rules will make EU information systems used in security, border and migration management interoperable enabling data exchange between the systems. This will facilitate the tasks of border guards, migration officers, police officers and judicial authorities by providing them with more systematic and faster access to various EU security and border-control information systems.</p><p>The main elements of the new legislation are:</p><ul><li><p>European search portal allowing simultaneous searches, rather than searching each system individually;</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Shared biometric matching service for cross-matching fingerprints and facial images from several systems;</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Common identity repository providing biographical information such as dates of birth and passport numbers for more reliable identification;</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Multiple identity detector, detecting whether a person is registered under multiple identities in different databases.<br></p></li></ul><p>Furthermore, proper safeguards will be in place to protect fundamental rights and access to data.</p><p>The systems covered by the new rules would include the Schengen Information System, Eurodac, the Visa Information System (VIS) and three new systems: the European Criminal Records System for Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN), the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).</p><h2>Next steps</h2><p>The rules on interoperability between EU information systems focusing on borders and visa were adopted by 511 to 123, 9 abstentions. The legislation on interoperability between EU information systems focusing on police and judicial cooperation, asylum and migration was approved 510 to 130, 9 abstentions.</p><p>The new rules have already been agreed upon by the Parliament and Council negotiators in <a href="" target="_blank">February</a>. After the formal approval of the Council, member states will have two years to adopt the new rules.<br></p><p>Read the full <a href="" target="_blank">European Parliament press release</a>.<br></p></div></div></div><p><br></p>
Extended Deadline - Working Group for Carriers Deadline - Working Group for Carriers28/03/2019 07:00:00<p>eu-LISA is establishing a Working Group for carriers and calling on carrier associations to express their interest to participate in this Working Group.<br></p><p>The Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement dated 14 June 1985 (<a href="">Schengen Convention</a>), the Entry/Exit System (EES) <a href="">Regulation (EU) 2017/2226</a> and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) <a href="">Regulation (EU) 2018/1240</a> set out obligations for carriers in the European Union (including air and sea carriers and international carriers transporting groups overland by coach).</p><p>In order to successfully implement the EES Regulation and the ETIAS Regulation, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) is looking to establish a Working Group (WG) for carriers and is calling on carrier associations to express their interest in participating in this Working Group. The WG will be a coordination body between eu-LISA and carrier associations. It will be led by eu-LISA, function under the umbrella of the EES-ETIAS Advisory Group of the Agency and directly report to it.  </p><p>The purpose of the WG is to provide, amongst others, awareness to carriers about their obligations stemming from the EES and ETIAS Regulations and facilitate the alignment of carrier activities with the planning for the entry into operation of the two new IT systems.</p><p>In order to foster constructive discussions, eu-LISA intends to keep the number of participants in the WG limited to senior representatives of carrier associations that operate air and sea routes as well as international carriers that transport groups overland by coach. The WG may decide, on an ad-hoc basis, to invite advisors or experts to WG meetings if considered necessary.</p><p>Interested carrier associations, in particular operational at EU and/or regional levels, should send an email to <a href=""></a> with the following subject line: 'Expression of interest in the Working Group for Carriers' <strong>no later than 15 April 2019</strong>. In the email please indicate name, email address, position and association of the proposed member*.</p><p>The first meeting of the WG is foreseen to be organised by eu-LISA in the course of spring 2019.</p><p><a href="/Procurement/Documents/Call%20for%20Expert/WG%20Carriers/Call%20for%20expressions%20of%20interest.pdf">Download a PDF of the Call for Interest</a><br></p><p> </p><p>Footnote*<br></p><p>eu-LISA processes personal data in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data. For more information, including how to exercise your rights of access, rectification, erasure and restriction of processing personal data, see the data protection notice, available <a href="/AboutUs/DP/Documents/eu-LISA%20Events%20Privacy%20Notice.pdf">here</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
Report on ICT Solutions for External Borders published today on ICT Solutions for External Borders published today27/03/2019 10:00:00<p>This report summarises the outcomes and recommendations of the Working Group (WG) on ICT Solutions for Member States with External Borders (sea/land), as mandated by the Entry/Exit System (EES) Programme Management Board.<br></p><p>The scope of the WG was to facilitate the work towards a viable solution and a common architecture for the implementation of EES at the external land and sea borders. Thus, the WG discussed and defined requirements towards a practical technology solution that will be deployed on the land and sea borders in a unified way.</p><p>The solution should ensure the fulfilment of all EES requirements, particularly connected with the use of biometrics, taking into account that only limited time for border control is available. That means the ICT solution should be quick enough not to cause unreasonably long waiting times at the borders.<br></p><p><a href="/Publications/Reports/WG%20on%20ICT%20Solutions%20for%20External%20Borders%20-%20Report.pdf">Read the full report!</a><br></p><p><a href="/AboutUs/SmartBorders/Pages/EES.aspx">More about the Entry/Exit System</a><br></p>
Register Now - Industry Roundtable 24 April 2019 Now - Industry Roundtable 24 April 201926/03/2019 22:00:00<span>​On 24</span><sup>th</sup><span> April 2019, eu-LISA will host its next industry roundtable event with the support of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Bucharest, Romania.</span> <p>The work of the Member State Working Group on Land and Sea Borders convened by eu-LISA under the Entry-Exit System Advisory Group will soon reach its conclusion, having elaborated substantial concepts on how expedited crossings of vehicles and pedestrians can be managed at the most challenging of the EU's external borders. The goal of the event will be to work towards concrete process and technology solutions that will be aligned with the concepts mentioned. Industry representatives will be asked to respond practically and propose workflow solutions, outlining their views on how consultation of large-scale IT systems, biometric sample enrolment and verification and other necessary steps can be efficiently accomplished in seamless workflows. </p><p>Information on the agenda, the venue an the registration form as well as on how to parttake is available on the dedicated website: <a href=""></a><br></p><p>We look forward to your participation.​<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/rt19_poster.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;max-width:468px;border:1px solid #cccccc;" /> <br> </p>​​