Legislation finalised - Interoperability adopted by the Council finalised - Interoperability adopted by the Council13/05/2019 21:00:00<p>​Today, the Council adopted the <a href="" target="_blank">Commission's proposal</a> to close important security gaps by making EU information systems for security, migration and border management work together in a more intelligent and targeted way. A <a href="" target="_blank">political priority for 2018-2019,</a> the interoperability measures will ensure that border guards and police officers have access to the right information whenever and wherever they need it to perform their duties.</p> <p>Welcoming the adoption, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “An effective and genuine Security Union is about ensuring that national authorities and EU Agencies can cooperate seamlessly by connecting the dots between our migration, border and security information systems. Today, we are putting in place a critical pillar of this project, giving border guards and police officers the right tools to protect European citizens".</p><p>Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King added: “With interoperability today becoming a legal reality, the blind spots that exist in our information systems will soon be eliminated. Those working in the frontline to keep EU citizens safe, police officers and border guards, will have efficient access to the information they need, when they need it. And criminals will no longer be able to easily slip through the net.”</p><p>Today's adoption marks the final step in the legislative procedure. The text of the Regulation will now be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and enter into force 20 days later.</p><p>eu-LISA, the EU Agency responsible for the operational management of large-scale information systems in the area of freedom, security and justice will then begin the technical work of implementing the interoperability measures. This work is expected to be complete by 2023.<br></p><p>The Commission also stands ready to assist Member States in implementing the Regulation.<br></p>
Save the Date! eu-LISA Annual Conference 2019 the Date! eu-LISA Annual Conference 201905/05/2019 21:00:00<p>On 16 October 2019, eu-LISA will host its 6<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference <strong> <em>"The New Information Architecture as a Driver for Efficiency and Effectiveness in Internal Security"</em></strong>,<strong><em> </em></strong>in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference will be organised in cooperation with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.</p><p>This year's conference will focus on the rapid changes in the area of freedom, security and justice brought about by digitalisation and the new information architecture envisaged in recent legislative developments. Topics to be discussed will include the nature of the changes, realisable efficiency gains, challenges created and specific effects on law enforcement and border activities. Furthermore, future perspectives will be explored by discussing the role of analytics, artificial intelligence and other evolving technologies and their potential to advance business processes in the JHA domain.</p><p>The conference is expected to convene up to 180 delegates from Member States, EU Institutions and Agencies, academia as well as industry.<br></p><p>Updates regarding the programme, the speakers, participation and registration will be available soon on a dedicated website.<br></p><p>The conference will be followed by the eu-LISA Industry Roundtable, on 17 October 2019 in Tallinn.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/2019ac-poster.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /> <br> </p>
Interoperability Legislation approved by European Parliament Legislation approved by European Parliament16/04/2019 13:00:00<div data-view1200="6" data-view1020="6" data-view750="10" data-view640="6" data-view480="8" data-view320="4"><div><div><p>New measures to improve data exchange between EU information systems to manage borders, security and migration were adopted by MEPs today.<br></p></div></div></div><div data-view1200="6" data-view1020="6" data-view750="10" data-view640="6" data-view480="8" data-view320="4"><div><div class="ep-a_text" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-weight:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:middle;font-size:1em;color:inherit;"><p>The new rules will make EU information systems used in security, border and migration management interoperable enabling data exchange between the systems. This will facilitate the tasks of border guards, migration officers, police officers and judicial authorities by providing them with more systematic and faster access to various EU security and border-control information systems.</p><p>The main elements of the new legislation are:</p><ul><li><p>European search portal allowing simultaneous searches, rather than searching each system individually;</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Shared biometric matching service for cross-matching fingerprints and facial images from several systems;</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Common identity repository providing biographical information such as dates of birth and passport numbers for more reliable identification;</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Multiple identity detector, detecting whether a person is registered under multiple identities in different databases.<br></p></li></ul><p>Furthermore, proper safeguards will be in place to protect fundamental rights and access to data.</p><p>The systems covered by the new rules would include the Schengen Information System, Eurodac, the Visa Information System (VIS) and three new systems: the European Criminal Records System for Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN), the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).</p><h2>Next steps</h2><p>The rules on interoperability between EU information systems focusing on borders and visa were adopted by 511 to 123, 9 abstentions. The legislation on interoperability between EU information systems focusing on police and judicial cooperation, asylum and migration was approved 510 to 130, 9 abstentions.</p><p>The new rules have already been agreed upon by the Parliament and Council negotiators in <a href="" target="_blank">February</a>. After the formal approval of the Council, member states will have two years to adopt the new rules.<br></p><p>Read the full <a href="" target="_blank">European Parliament press release</a>.<br></p></div></div></div><p><br></p>
Extended Deadline - Working Group for Carriers Deadline - Working Group for Carriers28/03/2019 07:00:00<p>eu-LISA is establishing a Working Group for carriers and calling on carrier associations to express their interest to participate in this Working Group.<br></p><p>The Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement dated 14 June 1985 (<a href="">Schengen Convention</a>), the Entry/Exit System (EES) <a href="">Regulation (EU) 2017/2226</a> and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) <a href="">Regulation (EU) 2018/1240</a> set out obligations for carriers in the European Union (including air and sea carriers and international carriers transporting groups overland by coach).</p><p>In order to successfully implement the EES Regulation and the ETIAS Regulation, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) is looking to establish a Working Group (WG) for carriers and is calling on carrier associations to express their interest in participating in this Working Group. The WG will be a coordination body between eu-LISA and carrier associations. It will be led by eu-LISA, function under the umbrella of the EES-ETIAS Advisory Group of the Agency and directly report to it.  </p><p>The purpose of the WG is to provide, amongst others, awareness to carriers about their obligations stemming from the EES and ETIAS Regulations and facilitate the alignment of carrier activities with the planning for the entry into operation of the two new IT systems.</p><p>In order to foster constructive discussions, eu-LISA intends to keep the number of participants in the WG limited to senior representatives of carrier associations that operate air and sea routes as well as international carriers that transport groups overland by coach. The WG may decide, on an ad-hoc basis, to invite advisors or experts to WG meetings if considered necessary.</p><p>Interested carrier associations, in particular operational at EU and/or regional levels, should send an email to <a href=""></a> with the following subject line: 'Expression of interest in the Working Group for Carriers' <strong>no later than 15 April 2019</strong>. In the email please indicate name, email address, position and association of the proposed member*.</p><p>The first meeting of the WG is foreseen to be organised by eu-LISA in the course of spring 2019.</p><p><a href="/Procurement/Documents/Call%20for%20Expert/WG%20Carriers/Call%20for%20expressions%20of%20interest.pdf">Download a PDF of the Call for Interest</a><br></p><p> </p><p>Footnote*<br></p><p>eu-LISA processes personal data in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data. For more information, including how to exercise your rights of access, rectification, erasure and restriction of processing personal data, see the data protection notice, available <a href="/AboutUs/DP/Documents/eu-LISA%20Events%20Privacy%20Notice.pdf">here</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>