Creation of EOS Research and Innovation Working Group

07-06-2021

Research and Innovation

Following an official Board Decision in December 2020, the European Organisation for Security (EOS) created a new Research and Innovation (R&I) Working Group.
 
 
 

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New Research Study: Technology Foresight on Biometrics for the Future of Travel

22-02-2021

Border Security

On Friday 19, 2021 Frontex provided further information concerning an upcoming research study aimed at delivering a study on the future of biometrics for its implementation in border control systems.

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The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity launches the New Ad-hoc Working Group on European Cybersecurity Skills Framework

21-01-2021

Cyber Security

On December 17, 2020, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) kicked-off the new ad-hoc working group in response to the European Skills Agenda.

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ENISA and eu-LISA sign Cooperation Plan to share knowledge, information and expertise

18-01-2021

On the 8th of January 2021 Executive Directors Juhan Lepassaar (ENISA) and Krum Garkov (eu-LISA) signed a multiannual Cooperation Plan for a more digitally resilient Europe. 

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Research Executive Agency (REA) labelled the DRIVER+ project a “success story”

15-01-2021

EU Project

The EU-funded DRIVER+ project was mentioned by the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission as one of the ten research breakthroughs in 2020.

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Hybrid CoE and the European Commission published the Landscape of Hybrid Threats

13-01-2021

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) have jointly developed a conceptual model for characterizing Hybrid Threats accompanied by a framework for analysis.

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BDVA/DAIRO and the EOS sign a Memorandum of Collaboration

22-12-2020

On the 21st of December 2020, Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to strengthen their relation and develop joint activities in the areas of Big Data and AI for security. The two associations share common interests for the promotion of AI and data analytics research and development in this domain and wish to ensure this aspect is duly covered under the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership of which BDVA is one of the main promoters.

 
 
 

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New EU Cybersecurity Strategy and new rules to make physical and digital critical entities more resilient

17-12-2020

Cyber Security

On 16 December, 2020 the EU Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy presented the new EU Cybersecurity Strategy, which aims to ensure a global and open Internet with strong safeguards where there are risks to security and the fundamental rights of people in Europe.

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The European Commission publishes the Transport cybersecurity toolkit

17-12-2020

Cyber Security

On 16 December 2020 the European Commission published its Transport Cybersecurity Toolkit, a repository of tips and recommended practices aimed at enhancing cybersecurity and cyber-resilience in the transport sector.

 

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Council strengthens internal security and European police partnership

14-12-2020

The Council adopted conclusions on internal security and European police partnership. The objective of these conclusions is to further improve European cooperation in the field of internal security to better respond to emerging security threats and harness the potential of technological developments.

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The EU presents A Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU: Anticipate, Prevent, Protect, Respond

10-12-2020

On 9th December, the new Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU has been presented. This new Agenda, previously announced in the EU’s Security Union Strategy, brings together existing and new strands of work in a joined-up approach to combatting terrorism.

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First Schengen Forum: Towards a stronger and more resilient Schengen area

04-12-2020

Border Security

On November 30, 2020 the Commission, Members of the European Parliament and Home Affairs Ministers of the Council of the EU met on a video conference to exchange constructive insights towards building a stronger and more resilient Schengen area. These discussions represented the first step in an inclusive political debate towards building a stronger Schengen area based on mutual trust and will feed into the Schengen Strategy that the Commission intends to present in mid-2021.

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eu-LISA Annual Conference 2020

30-11-2020

On 26 November 2020, eu-LISA hosted its 7th Annual Conference "Interoperability - Building Digital Resilience for the EU Justice and Home Affairs Community", organised in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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AI4EU calls for organizations to propose AI challenges

26-11-2020

EU Project

The AI4EU initiative, kicked off in January 2019 with €20 million, recently launched a Call for Challenges to select 13 Challenge Owners that will work with ‘Solutions Providers’ to set a particular problem or challenge that would like to be solved with Artificial Intelligence technologies and get 10,000€. The first cut-off date to apply is 26 January 2021, and the final deadline will be in the first quarter of 2021. 

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i-LEAD published 2020 Practitioners' Group reports

25-11-2020

EU Project

The European Organisation for Security is a proud Partner of the i-LEAD project (GA no.740685). For this reason we are happy to share also on our website the i-LEAD Practitioners Workshop Report 2020.
 
 

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EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies put focus on digitalisation

20-11-2020

The EU's Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies are stepping up their cooperation on digitalisation. Earlier today, the Heads of JHA Agencies came together for a virtual annual meeting, chaired by Eurojust, where they had a first exchange on Artificial Intelligence and digital capacity building, training tools and innovative learning. 

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Frontex calls for a committee to consider questions related to sea surveillance

19-11-2020

Border Security

Last week Frontex Executive Director called for the creation of an evaluation committee to consider legal questions related to the Agency’s surveillance of external sea border and accommodating the concerns raised by Member States about “hybrid threats” affecting their national security at external borders where EBCG will deploy its standing corps. Under the Frontex proposal, the committee would be coordinated by the European Commission with the participation of Member States on a volunteer basis. It would address various questions, in particular those related to Regulation 2014/656 in the light of the current operational situation.

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Review of the Port State Control Directive

13-11-2020

Please, be aware that a review of the Port State Control Directive (2009/16/EC) is taking place. A recent evaluation showed indeed that the Port State Control Directive continues to be pivotal in the defence against 'substandard' shipping in EU waters but identified several areas that can be improved.

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JRC Technical report - Passive Millimetre Wave Equipment for Threat Detection

10-11-2020

Security screening and detection technologies

In October 2020, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission released a technical report entitled “Passive Millimetre Wave Equipment for Threat Detection”. This study was compiled in the frame of the Working Group “Technology and Innovation”, whose overall objective is to reflect on how technology and innovation can best contribute to rail security, while minimizing the disruption of passenger flow.

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2019 Report of the Horizon 2020 Protection and Security Advisory Group (PASAG) made public

06-11-2020

The European Commission has made public the 2019 report of the Horizon 2020 Protection and Security Advisory Group (PASAG) on "Optimising access to dual-use R&T and R&D results for security".

In this paper the PASAG Group goes through the analysis of a potential scope for dual use within the current and future defence research and development programmes (PADR/EDIDP and EDF) to understand whether there are areas within which to increase the coordination and synergies between security and defence programmes

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DG HOME launches the technical working group on performance requirements for threat detection equipment used to protect public spaces

04-11-2020

Security screening and detection technologies

The European Commission, Directorate for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) has launched an important initiative concerning “Performance requirements for threat detection equipment used to protect public spaces”, by setting up a technical working group supporting a voluntary scheme for EU performance requirements of threat-detection equipment used to protect public spaces.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Combating terrorism – Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap

03-11-2020

Crisis Management

The EU has launched an evaluation to assess EU rules on combating terrorism (Directive 2017/541). The evaluation aims to assess whether the rules are working as intended and it will also assess their impact on: fundamental rights and freedoms; the rule of law; the level of protection and assistance provided to victims of terrorism. Deadline for receipt of evaluation: 19 November 2020 (midnight Brussels time).

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Boosting European rail transport: harmonised procedures across the whole EU

02-11-2020

Critical Infrastructures

On Saturday 31 October Member States will finalise the transposition of the technical of the Fourth Railway Package, thereby granting the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) additional powers needed to become Europe’s single certification body for rail vehicles and railway traffic operators.
 

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Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence for Critical Infrastructures Security Book

30-10-2020

EU Project

The SAFECARE project (Grant agreement ID: 787002) contributed four chapters to the Open Access book “Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence for Critical Infrastructures Security”, these are:
 

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White Book on Strategies for Countering Violent Extremism

29-10-2020

EU Project

The White Book on Strategies Countering Violent Extremis is a collection of policy papers that maps current European preventing and countering violent extremism strategies (P/CVEs) with the aim of providing the research community, policy-makers, first-line practitioners and industry, with practical recommendations concerning P/CVE practices, programmes and methods.
 
 
 
 
 

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ENISA Threat Landscape 2020: Cyber Attacks Becoming More Sophisticated, Targeted, Widespread and Undetected

26-10-2020

Cyber security

On October 20, 2020, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), with the support of the European Commission, EU Member States and the CTI Stakeholders Group, published the 8th annual ENISA Threat Landscape (ETL) 2020 report, identifying and evaluating the top cyber threats for the period January 2019-April 2020. In particular, the ETL report aims to map the cyber threat landscape in a means to help decision-makers, policy-makers and security specialists define strategies to defend citizens, organisations and cyberspace.
 

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Paolo Venturoni has been included among the "10 Best Successful CEOs of 2020"

22-10-2020

Paolo Venturoni, CEO of the European Organisation for Security (EOS), has been included among the “10 Best Successful CEOs of 2020” by Industry Era Magazine. 
 
 
 

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