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The impact of the EES and ETIAS on the European security. Warning about the emergence of fake ETIAS websites

About This Webinar

The rules of travelling to Europe are changing: the European Union is currently preparing for the launch of two new border management initiatives, the Entry Exit System (EES) and ETIAS, which will further strengthen Europe’s internal security.

The Entry/Exit System (EES) will affect all non-EU nationals entering Europe. It is an automated IT system for registering travellers from non-EU countries each time they cross the EU’s external border. With the EES, travellers will scan their passports or other travel documents at automated self-service kiosks at border crossing points and the system will register the person’s name, type of the travel document, biometric data (i.e., fingerprints and captured facial images), and the date and place of entry and exit. The EES will replace the manual stamping of passports, providing a more systematic detection of overstayers.

ETIAS on the other hand is a new travel authorisation requirement for visa-free travellers only. Similar to the American ESTA or the Canadian ETA, its introduction will strengthen border controls and checks of visitors prior to their arrival to Europe. ETIAS will require the travellers to fill out an online form and each application will be automatically checked for matches in EU databases as well as screened against security, illegal immigration and public health risks before they undertake their trip to Europe. ETIAS has major implications for security and international travel globally, affecting a potential 1.4 billion people from over 60 countries.

In collaboration with Frontex - the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the European Commission, Border Security Report presents this webinar which looks at the progress of the European EES and ETIAS roll out, the lessons learnt, the technology issues and the implications it will have for travellers, carriers, and governments worldwide. In addition, the webinar will also focus on the growing misinformation about ETIAS and look at the concerning emergence of fake and unofficial ETIAS websites and how to avoid identity theft by criminal gangs.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Editor Border Security Report
Editor of Border Security Report and Director of the World Border Security Congress
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Senior Stakeholder Management Officer, ETIAS Central Unit Division, FRONTEX
Izabella Cooper graduated in mass communication from the University of Bologna (Italy). She also studied political marketing at the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and conducted her PhD studies in political science at the European University Institute in Florence.
She worked for a number of international organisations including the United Nations, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Union.
She spent several years in various peacekeeping missions mainly in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo where she served as chief spokesperson of the deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. She also worked as head of OSCE’s Media Regulation, Laws and Standards department and was in charge of setting up of the regulatory framework for broadcast media in Kosovo. She was also in charge of numerous information campaigns focusing on inter-ethnic reconciliation, rule of law, economy, disarmament and a variety of police and justice projects. She worked as senior media adviser for the United Nations Development Programme related to security sector reform and crisis preparedness.
She also worked as senior media adviser for the European Union’s Agency based in Thessaloniki (Greece) focusing on post-war reconstruction projects in North Macedonia, Serbia, and Montenegro. She served as the head of press office in Frontex – the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and is currently involved in public information activities related to ETIAS - the European Travel Information and Authorisation System which will affect 1,4 billion travellers from visa-exempt countries as well as hundreds of carriers.
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Policy Officer, European Commission’s Directorate-General on Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME)
Adrian Carbajo-Ariza serves as a Policy Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General on Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME), where he contributes to the design and development of two new EU-wide border management IT systems: the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). Prior to this, he worked as a Programme Manager at the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), where he led the organisation’s efforts in strengthening regional judicial cooperation in criminal matters across East and West African countries. Adrian also worked with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) assisting participating States with the deployment of passenger data and biometric collection systems for countering terrorism. He holds degrees in Law and Political Science from Universidad Carlos III and a Master’s in EU International Relations from the College of Europe.
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Deputy Head of Application Handlers Unit, ETIAS Central Unit Division, FRONTEX
Jorge Rodrigues currently serves as Deputy Head of the ETIAS Application Handlers Unit at the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX). He has been actively involved in setting up the ETIAS Central Unit since its initial stages, assisting in the establishment of its structure and high-level architecture and procedures.
Prior to assuming ETIAS responsibilities, he worked as Research Officer at the Research and Innovation Unit of Frontex. In this domain, his areas of expertise include technological research, traveller facilitation, digital identities, standardization, and operational research.
Prior to joining the EU in 2016, he served as Project Manager at the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service. He was also a member of the Portuguese army, where his area of expertise was in the field of information technology.
Mr Rodrigues holds a master’s degree in e-commerce and the Internet from the Universidade Aberta as well as a degree in computer science from the Instituto Superior Autónomo de Estudos Politécnicos.
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