On 16 June 2021, eu-LISA had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from its host country's
Ministry of the Interior. Led by Minister Kristian Jaani, the delegation met with eu-LISA's executive management at its headquarters in Tallinn.
Following an overview of the Agency's priorities, as well as progress in the development of the EES, ETIAS, ECRIS-TCN large-scale IT systems and
Interoperability components, the participants exchanged views on the expansion of the Agency's portfolio with e-justice tool
National and EU level COVID-19 related measures as well as cooperation with the Estonian authorities were also on the agenda. eu-LISA has remained fully operational despite COVID-19 restrictions and highlighted that this also due to the timely sharing of pandemic-related information from the competent authorities in Estonia as well as in the Agency's other focal points.
Meetings with host country authorities are always very productive and boost eu-LISA's constructive relations with key Member States. Building strong connections is of utmost importance to the Agency and vital to a timely and successfully delivery of Europe's new Justice and Home Affairs IT architecture.