A Fresh Start on Migration - EC Proposes New Approach Fresh Start on Migration - EC Proposes New Approach23/09/2020 14:25:00<p>Today, the European Commission proposed a new Pact on Migration and Asylum, covering all of the different elements needed for a comprehensive European approach to migration. It sets out improved and faster procedures throughout the asylum and migration system as well as a balance in the principles of fair sharing of responsibility and solidarity. This is crucial for rebuilding trust between Member States and confidence in the capacity of the European Union to manage migration.</p><p>Following extensive consultations and an honest and holistic assessment of the situation, the Commission proposes to improve the overall system. This includes looking at ways of improving cooperation with the countries of origin and transit, ensuring effective procedures, successful integration of refugees and return of those with no right to stay. No single solution on migration can satisfy all sides, on all aspects – but by working together, the EU can find a common solution.</p><p>Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, said: "<em>Migration has always been and always will be part of our societies. What we are proposing today will build a long-term migration policy that can translate European values into practical management.</em><em>  </em><em>This set of proposals will mean clear, fair and faster border procedures, so that people do not have to wait in limbo. It means enhanced cooperation with third countries for fast returns, more legal pathways and strong actions to fight human smugglers. Fundamentally it protects the right to seek asylum</em>".</p><p><strong>Stronger trust fostered by better and more effective procedures</strong></p><p>The first pillar of the Commission's approach to building confidence consists of more efficient and faster procedures. In particular, the Commission is proposing to introduce an integrated border procedure, which for the first time includes a pre-entry screening covering identification of all people crossing the EU's external borders without permission or having been disembarked after a search and rescue operation.</p><p>This will also entail a health and a security check, fingerprinting and registration in the Eurodac database. After the screening, individuals can be channeled to the right procedure, be it at the border for certain categories of applicants or in a normal asylum procedure. As part of this border procedure, swift decisions on asylum or return will be made, providing quick certainty for people whose cases can be examined rapidly.</p><p><strong>Further Readings:</strong></p><ul><li>European Commission <a href="">Press Release</a></li><li>Webpage: <a href="">New Pact on Migration and Asylum</a></li><li>Pact on Migr<span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">ation and Asylum: </span><a href="" style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">Legislative Documentation</a></li></ul><p><br></p>
Save the Date - eu-LISA Annual Conference 2020 the Date - eu-LISA 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.</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;">Further information regarding the agenda, registration and the online participation platform will soon be available on our dedicated conference website.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Keep checking back for all the latest on <strong style="text-align:justify;"><em>"Interoperability - Building Digital Resilience for the EU Justice and Home Affairs Community"</em></strong><br></p><p>Join our #IO4EU debate on 26 November 2020!<br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200918.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <em>#IO4EU #eulisaconference #EU2020DE #ASaferEurope</em></p>
Navigating out of the Pandemic towards a Stronger, Digital Europe,-Digital-Europe.aspxNavigating out of the Pandemic towards a Stronger, Digital Europe16/09/2020 11:15:00<p>Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered her 2020 State of the Union address on 16 September. The speech was followed by a plenary debate with members of the European Parliament.</p><p>Going green and going digital for a healthy Europe was the main theme of the event. The President outlined her vision for a Europe that emerges stronger from the pandemic and leads the way towards new vitality. "<em>This is our opportunity to make change happen by design – not by disaster or by diktat from others in the world. To emerge stronger by creating opportunities for the world of tomorrow and not just building contingencies for the world of yesterday</em>", she stated.</p><p>The main focus points on the EU's agenda are:</p><ul><li>Protecting lives in Europe - building a stronger European Health Union, setting up an agency for advanced biomedical R&D, a framework for minimum wages, stabilising the economy by authorising over 3 trillion euro to support companies and the industry;</li><li>Reinforcing the European Green Deal in an attempt to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050;</li><li>Digitalisation - building a European cloud service, a common secure European e-identity, but also connecting rural areas to broadband and investing 8 billion euro in the next generation of supercomputers;</li><li>Continuing to rally global response as the world awaits an accessible, affordable and safe vaccine against COVID-19;</li><li>Responding more assertively to global events and deepening relations with EU's partners;</li><li>Taking a new approach to migration - as next week the Commission will put forward its New Pact on Migration, aiming to curb discrimination and racism.</li></ul><p>The upcoming new Pact on Migration is of particular interest to eu-LISA and its stakeholders as the current and future IT systems run by the Agency can have a positive impact and provide lasting support to Member States as they handle migration and asylum matters.</p><p>Each September, the EC President delivers the State of the Union address (SOTEU) before the European Parliament, taking stock of achievements of the past year and presenting priorities for the year ahead. The EU agencies' network holds a joint social media campaign on this occasion. Follow the #SOTEU and #EUAgencies hashtags to discover more.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Further information</strong>:<br></p><ul><li><a href="">von der Leyen's Speech</a> (video & text)</li><li><a href="">Press release</a><br></li></ul><p><br></p>
The Estonian Information System Authority Visits eu-LISA Estonian Information System Authority Visits eu-LISA26/08/2020 21:00:00<p>A delegation from the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA / Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet) and CERT-EE (Computer Emergency Response Team Estonia) visited the Agency's headquarters in Tallinn on the 27<sup>th</sup> of August.</p><p>Following brief introductory remarks by eu-LISA Deputy Executive Director Luca Tagliaretti and Margus Noormaa, Director General of the Estonian Information System Authority, the parties took turns presenting their core services and 2020 activities.</p><p>Of particular interest were topics with potential for future cooperation between eu-LISA and RIA such as cyber security and the Estonian governmental network.</p><p>The bilateral meeting proved fruitful and further consolidated the strong connections between the Agency and its guests. Collaboration and cooperation are paramount to eu-LISA in its mission to build a new Justice and Home Affairs IT architecture for Europe and thus ensure a safer society for all its citizens.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p>