10 years as the Digital Heart of Schengen

13 October 2022 | Tallinn, Estonia & Online

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09:00 – 10:00

Welcome coffee. Virtual platform opening/testing

Opening remarks

Margaritis Schinas, European Commission Vice-President
Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Commission
Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Member of European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Vít Rakušan, 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Czech Republic
Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA

10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:15

Panel I – eu-LISA: Journey from a technical Agency to the Digital Heart of Schengen

Moderator: Johannes Tralla

Dimitris Avramopoulos, former European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
Zsolt Szolnoki, Senior High Counsellor, Ministry of Interior of Hungary; Chair of the Management Board of eu-LISA
Piret Lilleväli, Undersecretary for Resources, Planning and Technology, Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs
Dragoş Tudorache, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:45

Panel II – eu-LISA today: the digital Agency for EU Home Affairs

Moderator: Theofanis Syrigos, Head of the Business Relations Management Sector, eu-LISA; Chair of the EES-ETIAS Advisory Group

Matthias Oel, Director for Schengen, Borders & Visa, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Luis de Eusebio Ramos, Deputy Executive Director, Europol
Matti Pitkäniitty, Head of International Affairs Unit, Finnish Border Guard
Lorenzo Rinaldi, Head of Division, Forensic Science Police Service, Italian Ministry of Interior; Chair of the Eurodac Advisory Group

Lunch break

12:45 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:45

Panel III – eu-LISA today: supporting the digital drive in EU Justice

Moderator: Maria Bouligaraki, Head of Planning and Standards Unit, eu-LISA

Roberto Lenti, Head of Resources Department, Eurojust
Cristian Nicolau, Head of Unit, e-Justice, IT and Document Management, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission
Tim Holthaus, Expert for Legal Information Technology and Coordinator of the entity managing the e-CODEX system; Ministry of Justice of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Radek Měrka, Chair of the WP on e-justice, Czech Presidency

Panel IV – A glance into the future: what’s next for eu-LISA?

Moderator: Johannes Tralla

Ramona Strugariu, Member of the European Parliament
Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor
Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Uku Särekanno, Deputy Executive Director for Information Management and Processes, Frontex

14:45 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:00

Concluding remarks

Luca Tagliaretti, Deputy Executive Director, eu-LISA

Evening reception

18:30 – 22:00