Past Events



Industry Roundtable November 2021 Roundtable November 202105/08/2021 09:15:00<p>Throughout<strong> November 2021</strong>, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (<strong>eu-LISA</strong>) will host its next <strong>Industry Roundtable – Artificial Intelligence in Large-scale IT Systems: Opportunities and Challenges</strong>.</p><p>The event, organised in cooperation with the <a href="" target="_blank">Slovenian Presidency</a> of the Council of the EU, will take place <strong>online</strong>,<strong> over four consecutive weeks (one afternoon per week: 4/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11)</strong>, using a dedicated platform for virtual events. </p><p>The 14<sup>th</sup> edition of the eu-LISA Industry Roundtable will focus on the opportunities and challenges for implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of the large-scale IT systems operated by eu-LISA.</p><p>There is no doubt that AI will become an integral part of the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) area. There are a number of areas where AI can and will play an important role. First and foremost, in the case of customs, AI can be effectively utilised to support risk assessment in border and migration management. eu-LISA together with <a href="" target="_blank">Frontex</a> are already exploring the integration of an AI-based screening system within the scope of <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=d983433c-0865-4de1-a0ae-1df1a0b7e4c0&TermSetId=8b33697b-07fc-4f3b-b28b-4f6a7829532a&TermId=75f9f384-e09f-4ec7-8b4f-4603886aaa27" target="_blank">ETIAS</a>, which will allow for automated profiling of travellers on the basis of pre-defined risk indicators and screening rules. </p><p>AI capabilities are also essential in developing advanced analytics solutions. Here, one of the most prominent use cases is the Central Repository for Reporting and Statistics (CRRS), part of the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=d983433c-0865-4de1-a0ae-1df1a0b7e4c0&TermSetId=8b33697b-07fc-4f3b-b28b-4f6a7829532a&TermId=2765a765-3305-4890-b34a-ef51a1397d41" target="_blank">Interoperability</a> architecture. Within the scope of the CRRS, AI may be deployed in different layers: starting with a multilingual natural language interface, to supporting data quality assurance and advanced data analytics. AI is already deployed and will continue to be essential in IT infrastructure management, and in improving the energy efficiency of data centres operated by eu-LISA. </p><p>The next edition of the eu-LISA Industry Roundtable will provide a forum for the industry and eu-LISA key stakeholders to exchange views on the developments of AI technologies of immediate relevance for the JHA domain, with a specific focus on the large-scale IT systems. The event will target the following applications of AI technologies:</p><ul><li>Advanced data analytics and forecasting; </li><li>AI for advanced data analytics in IT operations;</li><li>Privacy-preserving technologies for data analytics and AI;</li><li>Biometric recognition technologies.</li></ul> <br> <p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/202111ir_clean.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /> </p><br>
eu-LISA Annual Conference 2021 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><br>
Industry Roundtable June 2021 Roundtable June 202110/05/2021 09:00:00<p style="font-size:16px;">On <strong>1-2 June 2021</strong>, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA)<strong><em> </em></strong>will host its next <strong>Industry Roundtable</strong>, in cooperation with the <a href="" target="_blank">Portuguese Presidency</a> of the Council of the EU.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">The event will take place online using a dedicated platform for virtual events.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">This year, the Roundtable will focus on the<strong> development and implementation of technologies facilitating contactless or seamless</strong><strong> </strong><strong>travel</strong> in light of the ongoing global pandemic<strong>.</strong></p><p style="font-size:16px;">Enabling seamless or contactless travel is a complex endeavour <strong>requiring the collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders spanning both public and private sectors</strong>,<strong> </strong>from visa-issuing authorities to transportation identity management and healthcare industries to mention a few. The recent developments in <strong>digital identity management</strong>, ongoing discussions around the deployment of digital health or vaccination certificates, as well as regional and global efforts aimed at facilitating data exchange, serve as a solid foundation for further development of seamless or contactless travel.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">The Industry Roundtable will feature pioneering technologies, products and services provided by the industry, addressing the pandemic-related challenges the current security ecosystem faces. Industry will showcase these technologies, products and services to the end-user community of experts, representing relevant authorities from EU Member States and EU Institutions. The Roundtable will also provide a forum to discuss recent developments facilitating the deployment of contactless traveller processing solutions in diverse environments (i.e. in airports, ports, as well as at land borders).<br></p><p style="font-size:16px;">The event will focus<strong> </strong>on the following <strong>challenges</strong>:</p><ul style="font-size:16px;"><li> <strong>Enabling digital identity management for travel purposes</strong>,<strong> </strong>in particular in the context of<strong> international travel</strong>;</li><li> <strong>Biometric identification technologies enabling contactless, seamless, safe and secure movement of legitimate travellers, while guaranteeing the security of EU borders</strong> - <strong> </strong>specifically, recent advances in the development of<strong> automated border crossing solutions </strong>allowing for contactless traveller identification and identity verification.<br></li></ul><div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br></span></div><div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br></span></div><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Registration is open on the <a href="" target="_blank">Industry Roundtable website</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/ir202106_reg.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /></a> </p> <br> <br><br>
eu-LISA Annual Conference 2020 Annual Conference 202017/09/2020 21:00:00<p style="text-align:justify;">On 26 November 2020, eu-LISA will host its 7<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference <strong><em>"Interoperability - Building Digital Resilience for the EU Justice and Home Affairs Community"</em></strong>, organised in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <span><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Registration now open!</a></strong></span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year's event will be <strong>entirely </strong><strong>digital</strong>. We anticipate the live broadcast via a dedicated virtual platform will reach an even broader audience, while facilitating the same level of interaction as a physical conference - participants being able to ask questions, comment, participate in polls and network.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The event focusses on the paradigm shift introduced by interoperability, one of the EU Justice and Home Affairs community's top priorities, while also reflecting on some aspects pertaining to technical implementation. Furthermore, possible implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the acceleration of digital transformation, as well as benefits and possibilities for the law enforcement sector stemming from the new information architecture will also be discussed.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">All the latest information regarding the agenda, how to register and the Speakers can be found on our dedicated conference website <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Join our <em><strong>"Interoperability - Building Digital Resilience for the EU Justice and Home Affairs Community"</strong></em> debate on 26 November 2020!.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <em>#IO4EU #eulisaconference #EU2020DE #ASaferEurope</em></p> <br> <p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200918.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /> </p>
eu-LISA Industry Roundtable 2020 Industry Roundtable 202029/06/2020 21:00:00<p style="font-size:16px;">On 3-5 November 2020, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), will host its next Industry Roundtable – "<strong>Data Quality and Interoperability: Addressing the Capability Gaps through Standardisation</strong>".<br></p><div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="font-size:16px;text-align:center;"> <a href=""> <strong>Registration now open!</strong></a> <br></p><p style="font-size:16px;">The event will take place in Tallinn, Estonia and participants will also have the option of attending and contributing remotely, via a dedicated online platform.</p><h1>Topics addressed<br></h1> <br> <p style="font-size:16px;">This year, the Industry Roundtable will precede the <a href="" target="_blank">eu-LISA Annual Conference</a> and will focus on the capability gaps related to the implementation of Interoperability of the Large-Scale IT Systems operated by eu-LISA, and in particular, on ensuring data quality through standardisation.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">The new information architecture's ability to meet political objectives and operational benefits will largely depend on the quality of data fed into the systems. Requirements, as well as quality criteria for biometric data shall be extended across all large-scale IT systems included in the interoperability architecture, thus ensuring cross-platform compatibility of biometric data. This will be particularly important in the context of the implementation and use of the sBMS interoperability component</p><p style="font-size:16px;">Challenges exist not only in the area of biometric, but also alphanumeric data quality, thus covering the entire scope of identity data. Whereas in the case of biometric data, standards already exist, for alphanumeric data such standards are not yet in place. Therefore, further work on the wider adoption and development of standards in both biometric and alphanumeric data is necessary.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">The Roundtable will feature pioneering technologies, products and services provided by industry, showcasing them to the end-user community, experts representing relevant authorities from Member States and EU Institutions. The event will provide a forum for discussions on the recent technological and non-technological developments facilitating the improvement of biometric and alphanumeric data quality.</p><p style="font-size:16px;">The following capability gaps will be the main focus points:</p><ul style="font-size:16px;"><li><p>Biometric data acquisition: addressing the challenges of data quality at the point of capture;</p></li><li><p>Ensuring consistent data quality through measurement, evaluation and standardisation;</p></li><li><p>Access to data: interoperability architecture and access to information on the ground;</p></li><li><p>Biometric data-quality: acquisition of biometric data in challenging conditions;</p></li><li><p>Alphanumeric data-quality: challenges and solutions for alphanumeric data quality.<br></p></li></ul> <p style="font-size:16px;"> <a href=""> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/2020ir.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:785px;" /> </a> <br> </p> <br> <br>
Industry Roundtable October 2019 Roundtable October 201904/09/2019 21:00:00<p>On 17 October 2019, eu-LISA will host its 11<sup>th</sup>  industry roundtable event in Tallinn, Estonia.</p><p>Titled <strong>"Towards Practical Implementation of the New JHA Information Architecture"</strong>, the event will follow the eu-LISA Annual Conference and will take the topic of the new JHA information architecture forward in a more practical way.<br></p><p></p><p>eu-LISA has recently completed a feasibility study that maps out the desired future interoperability architecture - a game-changing structure, fully aligned with legal, functional and technical requirements, that aims to support the increasing needs of border management, internal security and migration management transformation. Industry representatives are invited to respond practically and propose solutions for the architectural design and development of future large-scale IT systems. </p><p></p><p>Information on the agenda, the venue and the registration form as well as on how to participate is available on our dedicated website: <a target="_blank" href=""></a><br></p><p>We look forward to your participation.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/201910rt_full.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /> <br> </p><br>
eu-LISA Annual Conference 2019 Annual Conference 201908/07/2019 21:00:00<p>On October 16th 2019 eu-LISA will host a conference, 'The new information architecture as a driver for efficiency and effectiveness in internal security' in Tallinn, Estonia. The event is being organised under the auspices of the Finland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.</p><p>The event will be the Agency's 6t<sup>h</sup> annual conference, but the first to take place since the provision of an extended mandate to the Agency through the approval of the new eu-LISA Regulation. The enlarged mandate provides for the development of several new large-scale IT systems – the Entry-Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the European Criminal Records Information System for Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN) – as well as the implementation of interoperability. Together, the new capabilities offered and the new approach to data organisation and information provision constitute a new information architecture at EU level.</p><p>As the Agency embarks on the elaboration of this architecture, working closely with Members States, EU Agencies and the wider stakeholder community, the time is right to reflect on how work can be best be carried out and to define desirable milestones and end states that best fulfil the stated goals of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal-security related efforts. By convening up to 180 delegates from this stakeholder community and providing a forum for debate and discussion, the conference will be an important contribution to these efforts to define optimal future outcomes.<br></p><p>Further details, the draft agenda and the registration form can be found on the dedicated conference website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
Industry Roundtable April 2019 Roundtable 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="" target="_blank"></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>​​
Industry Roundtable October 2018 Roundtable October 201810/08/2018 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>​
eu-LISA and Frontex joint conference 2018 and Frontex joint conference 201809/08/2018 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>​