Call for Expression of Interest - eu-LISA Industry Roundtable June 2021 for Expression of Interest - eu-LISA Industry Roundtable June 202131/03/2021 13:00:00<p>​<span>On </span> <strong>1-2 June 2021</strong><span>, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA)</span><strong><em> </em></strong> <span>will host its next </span> <strong>Industry Roundtable</strong>, in cooperation with the <a href="" target="_blank">Portuguese Presidency</a> of the Council of the EU<span>.</span></p><p>The event will take place online using a dedicated platform for virtual events. </p><p>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>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>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). </p><p>The event will focus<strong> </strong>on the following <strong>challenges</strong>: </p><ul><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><h2> <br> </h2><h2>Call for Expression of Interest<br></h2><p> <br> </p><p>If your company is interested in presenting an innovative technology, product or service in one or more sessions, <strong>please sign up to participate</strong> using this <a href=""> <strong>dedicated form</strong></a>. </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Please specify which of the above-listed challenges you would like to address in your presentation</span>. </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Please provide a brief description of your company and the solution/ technology you would like to present.</span></p><p>Please note that the number of presentation slots is limited and submissions will be evaluated by eu-LISA experts. The selection of submitted proposals will be based on the relevance of the proposals to the topic of the event, their novelty and potential impact. eu-LISA will communicate the outcome of the selection procedure to all applicants. <br></p><p> <br> </p><h2>Timeline<br></h2><ul><li>The <strong>Call </strong>for Expression of Interest is<strong> open until 21 April 2021</strong>. </li><li>eu-LISA will review the proposals and inform the <strong>selected speakers</strong> by <strong>7 May 2021</strong>.</li><li> <strong>Registration </strong>details will be announced in<strong> May </strong><strong>2021</strong>. </li><li>The<strong> Final programme </strong>will be released on<strong> 17 May 2021.</strong></li></ul><div> <b><br></b></div><p>For any queries, please contact us at <a href=""></a>.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/ir202106_call.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:85%;" /> </p> <br><br>
New VIS e-Learning course available VIS e-Learning course available29/03/2021 08:00:00<p>eu-LISA Training is pleased to announce that a new e-Learning module on Visa Information System (VIS) Essentials is now available on the Agency's Learning Management System. The Visa Information System, which supports the implementation of the common EU visa policy, allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The online course is designed as an introduction to the system and its basic functionalities for authorised Member States representatives that come in touch with VIS professionally or are interested in a basic understanding of the system.</p><p>The VIS Essentials e-Learning module is the first training cycle of the profile-based approach, which splits IT Operators and SPoC/Service Desk profiles for VIS. According to Christina Mangiridou, Capability Building Officer at eu-LISA, "it is a ground-breaking moment in training for the VIS community. Not only is this the first fully-online activity prepared during the COVID pandemic, as an introduction to the system, it also provides a very good initial insight on the Biometric Matching System (BMS), preparing the ground for future Interoperability training. More online activities in this direction will follow."</p><p>The e-Learning module on VIS includes three videos on the topics of VIS Architecture and Data Quality Principles, Biometric Matching System (BMS), and VIS Mail and List of Authorities, with an overview of the VIS-BMS system, its architecture and functionalities. After completing the course, the attendee will be able to:</p><ul><li><p>Comprehend the VIS architecture and its functionalities</p></li><li><p>Obtain an insight to correct data provided when working with VIS</p></li><li><p>Recognise BMS back-end system functionality and architecture</p></li><li><p>Understand the List of Authorities Functions and operations in VIS</p></li></ul><p>Completing the VIS Essentials course is highly recommended prior to attending any of the profile-based courses. </p><p>The course is available, to authorised users, on eu-LISA's e-Learning Management System (LMS).<br></p><p><img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/VIS-Essentials-LMS.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:785px;" /><br></p>
Eurodac Statistics 2020 Statistics 202029/03/2021 07:00:00<p>​In 2020, as in many other areas, the COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on the overall usage of Eurodac, which fell by around 30% compared to 2019. This was as a result of the reduction in border checks and the travel restrictions imposed all over Europe.<br></p><p>In September 2020, the European Commission presented the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, a major policy development which will pave the way for a profound evolution of Eurodac in the near future. The amended proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of Eurodac1 was one of the legislative proposals presented in the new Pact. The new Pact preserved the compromises reached on certain legislative proposals that were part of the 2016 reform of the Common European Asylum System, and added new elements to ensure the balance needed in a framework that brings together all aspects of asylum and migration policy. As soon as the proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of Eurodac is adopted, eu-LISA will work in cooperation with Member States to implement the changes in the Eurodac Central System.</p><p>In 2020, an important work stream was the preparation, including tests and data deletion, of the disconnection of the United Kingdom from Eurodac. As per the legal requirement, this was carried out on 1 January 2021. The United Kingdom was still a Eurodac user in 2020, as reflected in the statistics in this report. The disconnection and related activities will impact the usage of Eurodac in 2021, in particular in the amount of fingerprint datasets stored and the amount of data sets transmitted in the year. <br></p><p>Read the <a href="/Publications/Reports/Eurodac%20-%202020%20Statistics%20-%20Report.pdf">Full Report</a> and/or the <span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><a href="/Publications/Reports/Eurodac%20-%202020%20Statistics%20-%20Factsheet.pdf">Factsheet</a>.</span></p>
Highlights of the 27th eu-LISA Management Board Meeting of the 27th eu-LISA Management Board Meeting17/03/2021 14:00:00<p>Between 16 and 17 March 2021, the eu-LISA Management Board convened digitally for its 27th meeting. The agenda was packed and covered, among others, the following topics:<br></p><ul><li><p>Presentation of the MFF 2021-2027 (Multiannual Financial Framework) and the status on the implementation of the budget for 2021</p></li><li><p>The impact of COVID-19 on the Agency's work<br></p></li><li><p>State of play on the implementation of Interoperability, EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN</p></li><li><p>Reports from the recent SIS II, Eurodac and VIS <a href="/Newsroom/News/Pages/Advisory-Group-Meetings-Highlights.aspx">Advisory Groups</a><br></p></li><li><p>The second extension of eu-LISA's Strasbourg site</p></li><li><p>eu-LISA's visual identity<br></p></li><li><p>The recent <a href="/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-and-the-Commission-strengthen-collaboration-in-research-innovation.aspx">signing</a> of the Terms of Reference between DG HOME and eu-LISA regarding the Agency's role in the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation</p></li></ul><p>When it comes to governance, in addition to the Programme Management Boards (PMB) and Advisory Groups (AG), eu-LISA's Management Board meetings deal with higher-level topics and aim to keep track of and focus on implementing the Agency's priorities, in coordination with the Member States, other Justice and Home Affairs Agencies and the European Commission.</p><p>eu-LISA will organise close to 100 expert-level and governance meetings with its stakeholders this year.<br></p>