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Management Board of the EU IT Agency gather for opening meeting in Tallinn

8. June 2014 - 21:32

MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR, 21.03.2012 - On 22-23 March, the members of the management board of the European Union IT Agency will visit Estonia to discuss the management issues of the Agency that will start active work in June.

The management board of the Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of internal security in EU established at the end of the last year is going to hold its first meeting in Tallinn on 22-23 March. At the meeting, the representatives of EU Member States and Schengen associated countries will meet to discuss the IT Agency’s budget, structure and personnel issues as well as the activity programme for 2012-2013. The meeting will also elect a chairman and vice chairman of the management board. The first meeting will be chaired by the Director-General of DG Justice and Home Affairs Stefano Manservisi. On Estonia’s side, Piret Lilleväli, Ministry of the Interior Adviser, and Erki Arus, the head of the infrastructure division of the Ministry’s IT and Development Centre, will be members of the management board.

In connection with that meeting, Cecilia Malmström, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, will visit Estonia. The Commissioner will also  meet with the President, the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior. The Commissioner and the Minister of the Interior will hold a joint press conference on 22 March at 11  at the European Union House Information Centre.

The task of the IT Agency is the operational management and development of large-scale IT systems and the management of the communication infrastructure in the area of security in EU. The IT Agency will be managing the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Visa Information System (VIS), Eurodac (European Union-wide electronic system for the identification of asylum-seekers) and the databases of the future justice and home affairs. The headquarters of the Agency will be located in Tallinn, with data centres in Strasbourg, France and Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria.