eu-LISA Industry Roundtable October 2018 - Report published Industry Roundtable October 2018 - Report published15/11/2018 14:00:00<p>On 18 October eu-LISA hosted its 9th industry roundtable event “Technologies to Facilitate Land Border Crossing” in Tallinn, Estonia.</p><p>The event was dedicated to highlighting technical needs in terms of how land border crossings at the EU’s external borders could be facilitated after the entry into operation of the Entry-Exit System (EES) and intended to allow consideration of possible innovative solutions. eu-LISA highlighted from the outset that solutions from the industry are needed urgently as the system should become operational already in 2021.</p><p>The event gathered 101 participants from 38 different companies, industry associations and academia and government, drawn from the EU Member States, the United States and Canada.</p> <br> <p><a href="/Publications/Reports/eu-LISA%20Industry%20Roundtable%20October%202018.pdf">Read the full Report</a></p>​
Commission Proposal for a Stronger eu-LISA Agency Adopted Proposal for a Stronger eu-LISA Agency Adopted09/11/2018 11:00:00<p>On 9 November 2018, the European Council adopted the Commission's proposal to strengthen eu-LISA's mandate, thus ensuring EU information systems for migration, security and border management are more interoperable and will help close important security gaps.</p><p>"From today onwards, the eu-LISA Agency will be transformed into an even stronger nerve centre of all our information systems for borders, migration and security. Information is a powerful tool and the stronger Agency will help to make sure that immigration officers, border guards and law enforcement authorities have the right information, at the right time. It will help us connect all the dots towards an effective and genuine Security Union", said Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship.</p><p>Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King, added that strengthening eu-LISA is an essential step forward to make our information systems more interoperable.</p><p>Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA, said "This is an important day for the Agency. There are many steps to be taken in order to use current and future IT systems to their maximum potential in order to make Europe a safer place to live and work. This strengthened mandate now gives eu-LISA the legislative tools to grow and evolve into a centre of excellence and better serve Europe as a whole."<br></p><p>Following the adoption, the Agency to take on more tasks and provide centralised operational management of EU information systems for migration, security and border management. The reinforced eu-LISA will:</p><ul><li>Roll-out interoperability of EU information systems: once the Commission proposals are adopted, eu-LISA will be responsible for rolling out the technical components to make EU information systems interoperable;</li><li>Develop future systems: with a proposed budget of €2 billion for the period 2019-2027, the Agency will develop and manage future large-scale EU information systems such as the Entry/Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the upgraded European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS-TCN);</li><li>Upgrade existing systems: the Agency will maintain and upgrade existing systems, such as the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Visa Information System (VIS) and Eurodac, for which it is already responsible;</li><li>Support Member States: the Agency will be able to provide greater ad-hoc technical and operational support to Member States.</li></ul><p><strong>Next steps</strong></p><p>The proposal adopted by the Council today, and which had been voted upon by the European Parliament on 5 July 2018, will now be signed jointly by the President of the European Parliament and the Austrian Presidency of the Council. The text will then be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and it will enter into force 20 days later.</p> <br> <p><strong>Further reading:</strong></p><p style="vertical-align:middle;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/ec_logo.png" alt="" style="vertical-align:middle;" />   <a href="" target="_blank">Full EC Press Release</a> </p>​
Three course cycle on Eurodac finished course cycle on Eurodac finished08/11/2018 16:00:00<p>eu-LISA has successfully finished the first cycle of Eurodac Development Training Programme for IT Operators (DTPITO). The final course "Eurodac Operational Training – Advanced Level (L3)" was delivered on 29-30 October in Strasbourg, France.</p><p>The aim of the course was to improve general usage of the Eurodac system by providing updated information and experience on Eurodac technical and business topics.</p><p>The target audience was Single Point of Contact (SPoC) managers and senior operational staff.</p><p>During the course the following topics were covered:</p><ul><li><p>Eurodac and eu-LISA obligations,</p></li><li><p>Eurodac statistics,</p></li><li><p>Overview of the change management procedure in Eurodac,</p></li><li><p>Security framework,</p></li><li><p>Roadmap for future evolutions of Eurodac,</p></li><li><p>Description of Eurodac (Recast) Functionalities:</p></li><ul><li><p>basic concepts,</p></li><li><p>search and use cases,</p></li><li><p>data use cases,</p></li><li><p>broadcast messages,</p></li><li><p>data validation and errors;</p></li></ul><li><p>Eurodac in operations:</p></li><ul><li><p>certificates/renewal process,</p></li><li><p>operational status (usage trends, errors)</p></li></ul><li><p>Eurodac documentation.</p></li></ul><p>Additionally, three Member States introduced law enforcement processes and Dublinet case studies from their respective countries.</p><p style="text-align:right;"><span id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"><span><span id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"><span><span id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"><span><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/Eurodac%20L3%20OT.png" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px 10px;width:486px;height:137px;" /></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p>Twenty-one participants from 16 EU Member States were trained during the Advanced (L3) course. The training was supported by possibilities for e-learning through the eu-LIS<span id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"><span><span id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"><span></span></span></span></span>A Learning Management System (LMS). The attendees had the opport<span id="DeltaPlaceHolderMain"><span></span></span>unity to take an assessment test to measure the knowledge acquired during the training.  The satisfaction rate of the course was above 90%.</p><p>The Eurodac Operational Training Programme for IT Operators will be followed by a Train the Trainer – SIS II, VIS, Eurodac - for IT operators course, organised in conjunction with CEPOL. The training session will take place on 8-9 November in Tallinn, Estonia.</p>
NCP meeting hosted in Tallinn meeting hosted in Tallinn23/10/2018 11:00:00 <p>The annual Member State NCP Network meeting for training related activities took place on 16 October in Tallinn, Estonia. <span><span>Sixteen participants from 13 Member States took part in this highly appreciated event.<br></span></span></p><p><span><span></span></span>The topics covered at the meeting included an introduction to the new and upcoming eu-LISA and large-scale IT systems Regulations, a preview of the 2018 eu-LISA framework and activities, results of the Training Needs Analysis, the Training portfolio for 2019 including the proposal for a new training plan.</p><p>During the meeting, Member states received the results of the Training Needs Analysis Survey and accepted the first draft of the Training Plan for 2019.</p><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/NCP-group-2018.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>