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Our mission

Continuously supporting Member States effort through technology for a safer Europe:

  • Provide high-quality efficient services and solutions
  • Continuously align the capabilities of technology with the evolving needs of the Member States
  • Grow as a centre of excellence

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Our activities

Manage operations of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), the Visa Information System (VIS) and EURODAC

  • Ensure highest levels of information security and data protection
  • Participate to implement new systems (research and development)
  • Provide training plans for national authorities on technical use of IT systems

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European Parliament confirms von der Leyen Commissionhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/European-Parliament-confirms-von-der-Leyen-Commission.aspxEuropean Parliament confirms von der Leyen Commission27/11/2019 13:00:00<div>On 27 November 2019, the European Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen.</div><div> <br> </div><div>During her opening statement, she highlighted that appropriate investment and regulatory frameworks will be put into place for Europe to lead the way internationally on a range of critical issues: environmental protection and climate change, growth, inclusion, innovation and digitalisation, as well as the protection of democracy, European values, citizens’ rights and the rule of law.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Next steps</strong></div><div>The new Commission needs to be formally appointed by EU heads of state or government. Its five-year term is expected to start on 1 December.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Further reading</strong></div><div> <a href="https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191121IPR67111/parliament-elects-the-von-der-leyen-commission" target="_blank">EP News</a><br></div><p> <br> </p><p> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20191127PHT67527.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /> <br> <span style="font-size:12px;">Photo courtesy of European Parliament</span> </p>
EU Data Protection Authority Selects a New Supervisorhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/EU-Data-Protection-Authority-Selects-a-New-Supervisor.aspxEU Data Protection Authority Selects a New Supervisor26/11/2019 13:00:00<p>On 26 November 2019, the European Parliament's Civil Liberties committee (LIBE) confirmed Polish privacy regulator Wojtek Wiewiorowski as the head of the European Data Protection Supervisor. The Polish official currently serves as Assistant Supervisor and acting Supervisor of the watchdog, responsible for monitoring  EU institutions' compliance with data protection rules, ensuring that the rights to privacy and data protection are respected. Wiewiorowski will officially take up the job of Supervisor on December 6, for a five year mandate.</p><p> </p><p>Given the sensitivity of the personal data stored in the large-scale IT systems eu-LISA manages, the Agency strictly applies the provisions foreseen in <a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32018R1725" target="_blank">Regulation (EU) 2018/1725</a> on the protection of natural persons. Further to this, eu-LISA ensures that all systems under its mandate operate following the latest IT-security standards and protocols. eu-LISA makes sure that Europe's freedom, security and justice management systems, and the data therein, are safeguarded for generations to come.<br></p><p><br></p>
The Nine JHA Agencies Discuss Joint Efforts in Building Interoperabilityhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/The-Nine-JHA-Agencies-Discuss-Joint-Efforts-in-Building-Interoperability.aspxThe Nine JHA Agencies Discuss Joint Efforts in Building Interoperability21/11/2019 22:00:00<div>On 22 November 2019, the Heads of the nine EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies, including eu-LISA, met in The Hague, to discuss the state-of-play and the Agencies' joint efforts in building interoperability - an effort to link together the several information systems operating EU level that provide border guards as well as immigration and law enforcement officers with relevant information on security threats.</div><div>eu-LISA LISA Executive Director Krum Garkov highlighted the ongoing preparations and future developments for the new JHA information architecture for border management and internal security. He noted that today the EU faces an important challenge: to stay open while also maintaining a high level of security. This is getting even more challenging as the shift from physical to virtual security becomes more apparent. Building interoperability is an iterative process, with multiple dependencies. Krum Garkov emphasised the need for continuous coordination and cooperation between the JHA Agencies, Commission and Member States, common standards in research and development, as well as a redesign of the work processes and procedures.<br></div><div>The discussions of the Heads of the Agencies, hosted by the 2019 Chair of the JHA Network - Europol, also covered the implementation of the New Strategic Agenda 2019-2024 and common efforts in reinforcing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Agencies’ representatives have signed a formal <a href="/Newsroom/News/Documents/Joint_Statement_on_Diversity_and_Inclusion.PDF">statement</a> to champion equality and ensure equal opportunities for all staff members while embracing their diversity. </div><div>The outcome of the meeting, as well as different areas of cooperation and subjects relevant to JHA discussed throughout 2019, will serve for the drafting of a joint strategic report with recommendations for the EU Council on the future Internal Security Strategy.<br></div><p> <br> </p><div> <strong>Background</strong></div><div>The Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network (JHAAN) is composed of nine EU agencies: <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/">eu-LISA</a>, <a href="https://cepol.europa.eu/">CEPOL</a>, <a href="https://easo.europa.eu/">EASO</a>, <a href="https://frontex.europa.eu/">Frontex</a>, <a href="https://europol.europa.eu/">Europol</a>, <a href="https://emcdda.europa.eu/">EMCDDA</a>, <a href="http://www.eurojust.europa.eu/pages/home.aspx">Eurojust</a>, <a href="https://fra.europa.eu/">FRA</a>, <a href="https://eige.europa.eu/">EIGE</a>. DG Home, DG JUST, EEAS are invited to the network meetings as observers. <br></div><div>The Chair of the network is held for a year, on a rotating basis. In 2019, Europol has the Chair of the JHA Agencies Network.</div><div>The network was established in 2010 to foster bilateral and multilateral cooperation among the JHA agencies working on a range of justice and security issues such as migration, counter-terrorism, information exchange, serious and organised crime, monitoring of drugs use and addiction, cybercrime and cybersecurity, fundamental rights, police training, gender balance.</div><div>The network also aims at increasing the visibility of JHA agencies’ work in the implementation of key policy initiatives in the EU security architecture such as the European Agenda on Migration and the European Agenda on Security.<br></div><p> <br> </p><div> <strong>Further Reading</strong><br></div><div><ul><li> <a href="/Newsroom/News/Documents/EUROPOL_press_release_20191122.pdf">Europol Press Release</a><br></li><li> <a href="/Newsroom/News/Documents/Joint_Statement_on_Diversity_and_Inclusion.PDF">Joint Statement on Diversity and Inclusion</a><br></li></ul></div><p> <br> </p>

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eu-LISA Annual Conference and Industry Roundtable Summarieshttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Corporate/WK 12456 2019 INIT.pdfeu-LISA Annual Conference and Industry Roundtable Summaries05/11/2019 22:00:00On 16 October 2019, eu-LISA hosted its sixth Annual Conference, "The New Information Architecture as a Driver for Efficiency and Effectiveness in Internal Security", in Tallinn, Estonia. The event - which was the first to take place since the provision of an extended mandate to the Agency through the approval of the new eu-LISA regulation - was organised under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference was followed by the eleventh eu-LISA Industry Roundtable, on 17 October 2019, titled “Towards Practical Implementation of the New JHA Information Architecture”. Both events attracted audience from all EU Member States, Schengen Associated Countries, EU institutions and EU Agencies, as well as industry and academia from across Europe, the United States and Canada.38{0b4e03b6-1177-4c03-a910-2cd131f3a3e0}
eu-LISA Industry Roundtable October 2019https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/IR201910Report.pdfeu-LISA Industry Roundtable October 201904/11/2019 22:00:00Main theme Towards Practical Implementation of the New JHA Information Architecture. The event was dedicated to discussing solutions for the implementation of the new interoperability architecture that are aligned with legal, functional and technical requirements.86{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}