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Boosting police cooperation across borders for enhanced securityhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Boosting-police-cooperation-across-borders-for-enhanced-security.aspxBoosting police cooperation across borders for enhanced security08/12/2021 13:00:00<p>​Today, the Commission is proposing an EU Police Cooperation Code to enhance law enforcement cooperation across Member States and give EU police officers more modern tools for information exchange. With a large part of criminals operating across borders, police officers in the EU must be able to work together quickly and efficiently. The Police Cooperation Code – which includes a Recommendation on operational police cooperation and new rules on information sharing – will help improve cross-border operations, provide clear channels and timeframes for exchanging information and give Europol a stronger role. In addition, revised rules on automated exchange of certain categories of data will help establish links between crimes across the EU much more effectively. This will help close information gaps, boost the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal offences in the EU, and foster security for everyone in Europe.<br></p><p>Commissioner for Home Affairs <strong>Ylva Johansson</strong> said: “<em>Our proposals today will solve very practical cross-border problems that police officers in Europe face every day. For example, what rules apply if the police has to cross an internal border chasing a criminal in a hot pursuit? Today, the police face differing and complex national rules, while with our proposals they would have a clear European framework. The police will also have better tools to exchange information they need for investigations, to keep us all safe from increasingly sophisticated criminals.</em>”</p><p>The proposed measures include:<br></p><ul><li><strong>A Recommendation on operational police cooperation</strong></li><li><strong>New rules on information exchange between law enforcement authorities of Member States</strong></li><li><strong>Revised rules on automated data exchange</strong><br></li></ul><p>eu-LISA plays a key role in extending police collaboration and internal security in Europe. With the IT systems it develops and manages as well as the foreseen Interoperability between them, eu-LISA ensures that both law enforcement and border management authorities have up-to-date unified European data at their disposal, making their jobs easier and Europe's citizens safer.<br></p><h2>Next steps<br></h2><p>It is now for the European Parliament and Council to examine and adopt the proposed Directive on information exchange and the Regulation on automated data exchange. The proposal for a Council Recommendation on operational police cooperation is now for the Council to discuss and adopt, after consultation of the European Parliament. The Recommendation would then serve as a basis for all Member States to update their existing national or bilateral arrangements.<br></p><h2>Further Information<br></h2><ul><li> <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_6645" target="_blank">European Commission full Press Release</a></li><li><a href="https://youtu.be/5u97joH1SkM" target="_blank">Police cooperation across the EU</a>  - Youtube Video<br></li></ul><br>
eu-LISA nominated for EU Public Sector Award 2021https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/eu-LISA-nominated-for-EU-Public-Sector-Award-2021.aspxeu-LISA nominated for EU Public Sector Award 202128/11/2021 22:00:00<p style="text-align:left;">The headquarters building of eu-LISA in Tallinn, Estonia has been awarded the second place in the 'Green' category at the European Public Sector Award (EPSA) 2021 competition, which took place today in Maastricht.<br></p><p style="text-align:left;">The Agency's headquarters is an innovative building which combines modern and ergonomic collaboration spaces in a green and sustainable infrastructure.  "<em>With its unique approach, the eu-LISA headquarters help foster cultural change for greener public administration services and are an inspiring example for other EU and national public bodies. We are very grateful to EPSA for the acknowledgement that recognises the work done by the Agency and its staff and encourages us to do even better in the future</em>", said <strong>the Deputy Executive Director of eu-LISA, Luca Tagliaretti</strong>.<br></p><p style="text-align:left;">The headquarters were built throughout 2017 and 2018 by the Estonian State Real Estate Ltd (RKAS) and by the construction company Fund Ehitus and designed specifically to host eu-LISA. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><em>"This </em><em>project is an example of a truly efficient and effective collaboration at European level. It was possible thanks to the open, transparent, engaged and creative collaboration between the Estonian government, eu-LISA, the city of Tallinn and the construction companies</em>", added Tagliaretti.</p><p style="text-align:left;">eu-LISA looks even further and sets new ambitious goals to continue exploring, testing and introducing new technologies and materials for greener public administration in Europe at its premises in Tallinn and Strasbourg. With the help of EIPA, the Agency plans to create a common EU knowledge management platform for public administrations across the EU. This platform will be instrumental in sharing experience and best practice in the area of digital resource management, the use of new technological solutions and materials as well as capacity building and change management.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Background</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;">The EPSA 2021 project is designed to support the EU's public administration sector with the adoption of innovative and smart approaches to the design, planning and implementation of reform policies across a range of areas. In the final stage of the competition the three best projects in three categories (Innovation, Green and Digital) were announced. The Europe-wide award scheme has been organised every two years since 2009 by the European Institute of Public Administration (<a href="https://www.eipa.eu/">EIPA</a>).</p><p style="text-align:left;">The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established in 2011 in order to provide a long-term solution for IT-driven internal security and to support the implementation of asylum, migration and border management policies in Europe. Since then, eu-LISA has run <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Eurodac">Eurodac</a>, <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Sis-Ii">SIS</a> and <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Vis">VIS</a> and has been providing Member State authorities with the expert training needed to help them with the constant exchange of information across Europe. Thanks to the trust eu-LISA has fostered over the years, we are now developing <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/EES">EES</a>, <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Etias">ETIAS</a> and <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Ecris-Tcn">ECRIS-TCN</a> and ensuring interoperability between all six IT-systems, in order to take EU internal security and border management to the next level.</p><ul style="text-align:left;"><li>eu-LISA new HQ - <a href="/Newsroom/VideoGallery/Pages/Detail.aspx?VID=123">Cornerstone Ceremony</a> 29.09.2017</li><li>eu-LISA HQ <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/eu-LISA-Headquarters-Now-in-a-Smart-New-House.aspx">inauguration</a> 19.08.2018</li><li>"<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LppnTJ3eIA">Our bonds are our strengths</a>"</li><li>Press release: <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/20211129_EPSA_EN.pdf">English</a> • <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/20211129_EPSA_ET.pdf">Estonian</a></li></ul><p style="text-align:left;"><strong></strong><strong>Contact</strong><br></p><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br><br></p><div><img src="/Newsroom/PressRelease/PublishingImages/HQ.jpg" alt="HQ.jpg (1080×720)" style="margin:5px;width:786px;" /><div style="text-align:left;"><em>eu-LISA's headquarters in Tallinn</em><br></div></div><p><br></p>
Frontex and eu-LISA sign cooperation plan https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Frontex-and-eu-LISA-sign-cooperation-plan-.aspxFrontex and eu-LISA sign cooperation plan 22/11/2021 22:00:00<p>On 22 November, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and eu-LISA, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, concluded an agreement to strengthen their cooperation. The cooperation plan was signed by Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri and eu-LISA Executive Director Krum Garkov during the Heads of Justice and Home Affairs Agencies annual meeting in Warsaw.</p><p>The cooperation plan, which runs from 2021 to 2023, covers ten thematic areas, including border and migration management, IT security, research and innovation as well as personal data protection.</p><p>"Cooperation between Frontex and eu-LISA has extended considerably in the past years, and this change needs to be adequately reflected in the corresponding cooperation instruments. I am very pleased to conclude the cooperation plan between our agencies today," said Frontex Executive Director Leggeri. </p><p>"The signature of this renewed Cooperation Agreement comes to reconfirm the commitment of eu-LISA and Frontex to maintain and extend their cooperation as the best way to increase their contribution to the Member States and to the EU as a whole. Both agencies build their collaboration on synergies and complementarity with the joint objective of making Europe safer and stronger," added Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA.</p><p>Currently, the two agencies are working closely together to set up <a href="/AboutUs/SmartBorders/Pages/ETIAS.aspx">ETIAS</a> – the European Travel Information and Authorisation System - which is scheduled to become operational next year and mark a major milestone in the digitalisation of European border management along with the <a href="/AboutUs/SmartBorders/Pages/EES.aspx">Entry/Exit System</a>. eu-LISA is responsible for developing these two large-scale IT systems, while Frontex hosts the ETIAS Central Unit, which will operate on 24/7 basis to support travellers and carriers. <br></p><p></p><center> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/SM-Signing.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:800px;height:450px;" /></center> <br> <p></p>

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Eurodac - Annual Report 2020https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/Eurodac AR 2020.pdfEurodac - Annual Report 202028/11/2021 22:00:00This annual report comprises the technical functioning of the Eurodac central system in 2020. It covers the operational management activities carried out by eu-LISA, as well as an overview of statistical data generated at central level on the usage by Member States.117{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
Eurodac - Annual Report 2020 - factsheethttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/Eurodac AR 2020 Factsheet.pdfEurodac - Annual Report 2020 - factsheet28/11/2021 22:00:00The factsheet provides an overview of the Eurodac’s central system technical functioning in 2020. It can be considered as the summary of the Annual Report.118{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}