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Luca Tagliaretti takes up office in eu-LISAhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Luca-Tagliaretti-takes-up-office.aspxLuca Tagliaretti takes up office in eu-LISA16/03/2020 15:00:00<p>Today Luca TAGLIARETTI joins eu-LISA as the Deputy Executive Director of the European Union Agency that manages and operates the large-scale IT systems in the EU's freedom, security and justice domain.<br></p><p>Mr Tagliaretti has more than 20 years of experience working in European Institutions and International Organisations. From 2011, until taking up the DED post at eu-LISA, Mr Tagliaretti led the Technical Centre of the Central Bank's Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG), a global association of major central banks that supports and deploys technologies that deter the use of digital equipment to counterfeit currencies. During this period, he was responsible for the ICT strategy of the CBCDG and coordinated a number of large-scale projects including establishing secure global databases and initiatives to build and reinforce synergies between central banks and law enforcement agencies. Prior to that, Mr Tagliaretti worked as a Senior Expert at the European Central Bank, involved in a range of activities and a variety of roles. His principle focus was on setting the common quality and technical standards for banknote production.</p><p>In his new role in eu-LISA, Mr Tagliaretti will be part of the eu-LISA´s top management decision-making to advance the Agency further in its enlarged role supporting the Member States.</p><p>"In this critical time, more than ever, European cooperation is the key for addressing the challenges of our interconnected society. In this respect, the work of eu-LISA is essential for guaranteeing the functioning of the Schengen area and for the protection of our external borders. I look forward to working closely with the dedicated and professional staff of the Agency in building a safer Europe"</p><p>Mr Tagliaretti holds an Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic of Milan, a Master´s Degree from the School of Management of the Polytechnic of Milan (MIP) and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University. He has also completed the Advanced Leadership and Management Programme (OALMP) at Saïd Business School, Oxford University and the Program of Negotiation (PON) at Harvard.<br></p><p> <br> </p><h2>Background</h2><p>About eu-LISA:</p><p>The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for the EU internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><p>The headquarters of eu-LISA is in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France. There is also a technical business continuity site based in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria and a Liaison Office in Brussels, Belgium.</p><p> <br></p><p>Website: <a href="/">https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/</a><br></p><p>Social media: <a href="https://twitter.com/EULISA_agency">Twitter</a>; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/agencyeulisa">Facebook</a>; <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/eu-lisa">LinkedIn</a>; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAXymjo8D1kXESrcbGqRKw">YouTube</a></p><p>Contact: <a href="mailto::press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a> <br></p>
Sixth eu-LISA Annual Meeting with JHA Counsellorshttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Sixth-eu-LISA-Annual-Meeting-with-JHA-Counsellors.aspxSixth eu-LISA Annual Meeting with JHA Counsellors03/03/2020 22:00:00<p>Today eu-LISA hosts one of its main annual briefing for its key stakeholders -  the Justice and Home Affairs Counsellors of EU Member States and representatives of JHA Agencies.  The purpose of the meeting is to bring delegates up to speed on the results, progress and plans the Agency has achieved over the last year and set out for the near future. The briefing takes place in the Liaison Office of the Agency in Brussels.<br></p><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200304_jha.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:640px;height:365px;" />Topics to be presented and discussed will include the state of play and evolution of the existing EU Large Scale IT Systems for Security, Border Management and Migration: Eurodac, SIS and VIS as well as the latest on the implementation of the new systems in eu-LISA's portfolio (ETIAS, EES and ECRIS-TCN) and their respective Interoperability. Further to these, achievements and milestones reached in 2019 highlight that all systems ran without major interruptions and were available for over 99% of the time. The concrete progress achieved by both the SIS Expert Group and the SIS recast Project Management Forum will be illustrated as will the initial work on the second AFIS phase.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the afternoon an open discussion took place to identify areas in which eu-LISA can increase its contribution to Member States, look into the possibilities that innovation can bring in the context of Interoperability, the further digitalisation of the JHA domain and the Agency's part in the implementation of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum as well as its role in strengthening the Security Union.<br></p><p>"The aspiration of the Agency is to develop further our common capabilities, at central and at national level, to turn the data that we have into meaningful information. The next step, once we have reliable and comprehensive information, is to find the best way to take that information to the officers on the ground in order to enable them to make the right decisions" explained eu-LISA's Executive Director, Krum Garkov.<br></p><p>Annual meetings with key stakeholders are always very productive and boost eu-LISA's constructive relations with Member States and partners. Building strong connections is of utmost importance to the Agency and vital to the successfully delivery of Europe's new Justice and Home Affairs IT architecture on time.</p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Background:</strong></p><p><strong>About eu-LISA</strong></p><p>The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for the EU internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies. Since then, eu-LISA has run Eurodac, SIS and VIS and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><p>The headquarters of eu-LISA is in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France. There is also a technical business continuity site based in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria and a Liaison Office in Brussels, Belgium.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Website: <a href="/">https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/</a> </p><p>Social media: <a href="https://twitter.com/EULISA_agency">Twitter</a>; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/agencyeulisa/">Facebook</a>; <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/eu-lisa">LinkedIn</a>; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAXymjo8D1kXESrcbGqRKw">YouTube</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Contact: </strong></p><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p>
eu-LISA Conference: The new information architecture as a driver for efficiency and effectiveness in internal securityhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/eu-LISA-Conference---The-new-information-architecture-as-a-driver-for-efficiency-and-effectiveness-in-internal-security.aspxeu-LISA Conference: The new information architecture as a driver for efficiency and effectiveness in internal security15/10/2019 21:00:00<p>On 16 October 2019 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 the conference "The new information architecture as a driver for efficiency and effectiveness in internal security" in Tallinn, Estonia. The event is organised under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference, first of its kind since the Agency's new Regulation, will address the future roles of both current and new IT systems and the overall information ecosystem being created on law enforcement and border management activities. The conference will bring together over 200 delegates representing Member States, EU institutions and agencies, practitioners and industry.<br></p><p>The Agency's 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 between them and the pre-existing eu-LISA managed large-scale IT systems. Together, the new capabilities offered and the new approach to data organisation and information provision constitute a new information architecture at an EU level. 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 carried out and to define desirable milestones and outcomes that best fulfil the set goals of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal-security related efforts.</p><p>"Interoperability is a political and senior level commitment to ensure that our services work together and complement each other to address EU citizen concerns on internal security, migration and the management of external borders. It`s time to bring down artificial silos and change the way law enforcement officers, border guards and migration officers work and cooperate. Some time ago Winston Churchill said 'a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, while an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty'. The implementation of interoperability is not an easy task. But I am an optimist and firmly believe that it provides us with an opportunity to make Europe stronger and safer" states Krum Garkov, eu-LISA's Executive Director.</p><p>Keynote speakers also include Ilkka Salmi, Permanent Secretary to the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, Matthias Oel, Director for Borders, Interoperability and Innovation, DG HOME, European Commission and Mart Helme, Estonian Minister of the Interior. Experts from EU Agencies as well as from the public and private sectors from Europe and beyond, will share their knowledge and expertise.</p><p>"Europe's security functions require interoperable information systems. It is important to secure the legal framework and funding with the support of the Commission to the Member States," says Mr Ilkka Salmi, Permanent Secretary to the Finnish Ministry of the Interior.</p><p>Online web-streaming will be provided during the conference at <a href="http://www.eulisaconference.eu/">www.eulisaconference.eu</a> and a Twitter-wall will be available to enable interactive participation from all locations.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>Links:</strong></p><p>Press release: <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/eu-LISA%20Conference%202019%20PR%20EN.pdf">PDF</a></p><p>Conference website: <a href="https://eulisaconference.eu/">https://eulisaconference.eu</a></p><p>Speakers: <a href="https://www.eulisaconference.eu/speakers">https://www.eulisaconference.eu/speakers</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/euLISAconf">https://twitter.com/euLISAconf</a></p><p><em>Hashtags : #EULISAnewIA • #eulisaconference • #eu2019fi</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Contact: </strong></p><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p>
Today we placed the cornerstone of the new Information architecture for the Justice and Home Affairs domainhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/New-Information-Architecture.aspxToday we placed the cornerstone of the new Information architecture for the Justice and Home Affairs domain16/05/2019 21:00:00<p>​After almost two years of the most extensive and thorough preparatory work the European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) and the winning tenderer – an <em>IBM Belgium BVBA, Atos Belgium NV and Leonardo S.p.a.</em> consortium - formalised the launch of the Framework Contract for the implementation and maintenance in working order of a new IT system, the Entry/Exit System (EES).  <br></p><p><em>"Today we reached a significant milestone for not only eu-LISA but Europe by large, signalling the end of the discussions phase and the beginning of implementation which will have an EU wide impact on border management and internal security. This is how our Agency starts building the solid foundations of a new information architecture in the Justice and Home Affairs domain, which will bring a range of new and extended capabilities for EU Member States and will facilitate a strong and timely response to the present challenges in the areas of border management and internal security that concern all EU citizens. We cannot accomplish all this alone though. We need strong partners as well as close and constructive cooperation with them. We are delighted that today, after years of dedication and hard work by our teams, to have found knowledgeable and experienced partners that I believe are capable of delivering under challenging deadlines and a complex scope of work, assisting eu-LISA to achieve a timely implementation of the Entry/ Exit System for the EU,</em>" emphasised Krum GARKOV, eu-LISA's Executive Director, during the kick-off meeting at the Agency's operational site in Strasbourg, France.</p><p>The EES is one of the IT systems foreseen to shape the EU's new IT architecture that will contribute to the modernisation of external border management, help Member States deal with ever increasing number of travellers to the EU without having to increase the number of border guards as well as reinforce internal security and the fight against terrorism and serious crime. EES will electronically register third-country nationals visiting the Schengen area for a short stay. It aims to facilitate border checks, reduce delays and ensure reliable identification of over-stayers. The main users of the new IT system will be EU Member States' dedicated and competent authorities and Europol with a view to preventing, detecting and investigating terrorism as well as perpetrators or victims of crime. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) will have access to EES in order to consult specific data when risk analyses and vulnerability assessments are to be carried out.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>New Service Lines for eu-LISA</strong></p><p>The Agency initiated the preparatory work related to the implementation of the EES back in 2016, in parallel with the process of the adoption of the legal proposal. This approach proved to be efficient and allowed for a smooth implementation of EES, as soon as its legal base entered into force at the end of 2017. Being a centre of excellence in the field of development and management of large-scale IT systems, the Agency is now responsible for implementing all the activities related to the development, implementation and operational management of the central EES as well as connecting Member State border infrastructures to the central EES. This will be done by the National Uniform Interface (NUI), which is identical across all Member States as it is based on common technical specifications. eu-LISA will not only develop this interface but also coordinate the  integration of the NUI by the Member States at their national level. In addition, eu-LISA is to host the other external interface of EES – the Web Service (WS) – which is to provide services to third country nationals wishing to verify their authorised length of stay. The WS will function also as a carriers' gateway to check if third country nationals with a short visa, issued for one or two entries, has already reached the number of entries authorized by the visa, or not. Both, the NUI and the WS, are new types of services which eu-LISA has not offered before. </p><p>The overall ceiling of the EES Framework Contract is slightly over euro 142,000,000 for a maximum period of six years. </p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Background:</strong></p><p><strong>About eu-LISA</strong></p><ul><li>Since its establishment in 2011 and start of operation on 1 December 2012, the Agency has been a key stakeholder in the JHA domain and an essential part of, and net contributor to, the normal functioning of the Schengen Area. It has proven itself to be a reliable provider of operational services for the systems entrusted to it, making the systems operational 24/7 uninterruptedly and providing direct access to 28 Member States, 4 Associated Countries and selected JHA Agencies. It continuously evolves its systems to better serve end-user needs and meet changing policy demands. </li><li>The Agency ensures the operational management of the <em>European Dactyloscopy</em> Database (<strong>Eurodac</strong>), the Schengen Information System (<strong>SIS</strong>) and the Visa Information System (<strong>VIS</strong>) and their respective communication infrastructures. In the coming years, <strong>the existing systems will be renewed/upgraded and new systems</strong>, namely the Entry/Exit System (<strong>EES</strong>), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (<strong>ETIAS</strong>) and the European Criminal Records Information System for Third County Nationals (<strong>ECRIS-TCN</strong>) <strong>will be developed and enter into operation</strong>.</li><li>Further to the evolution and development of individual systems, <strong>interoperability of large-scale IT systems</strong> will also be developed and implemented. Interoperability and its components, namely the Common Identity Repository, the European Search Portal, the shared Biometric Matching Service, the Multiple Identity Detector and the Central Repository for Reporting and Statistics, will provide modern solutions to IT services.</li><li>The headquarters of the Agency are located in Tallinn, Estonia; its operational site is in Strasbourg, France and it has a liaison office is in Brussels, Belgium. </li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Links:</strong></p><p>Website: <a href="/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/</span></a> </p><p>Social media: <a href="https://twitter.com/EULISA_agency"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Twitter</span></a>; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/agencyeulisa/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Facebook</span></a>; <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/eu-lisa"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">LinkedIn</span></a>; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAXymjo8D1kXESrcbGqRKw"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">YouTube</span></a></p><p>Press release: <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/2019-EES-Kickoff.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">PDF</span></a></p><p>EES promotional video: <a href="/Newsroom/VideoGallery/Pages/Detail.aspx?VID=164"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Enhanced Security with the Entry/ Exit System</span></a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Contact: </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p>