Date: 4|5 april 2013
Venue: Frontex Warshaw (Poland)
To promote the global competitiveness of the EU security industry while enhancing the security of Europe, the European Commission has requested the European Standardisation Organisations to draft three European standardisation roadmaps in the security sector under Action 1 of their Communication on Security Industrial Policy. One of the roadmaps to be developed is for border security, focusing on automated border control (ABC) and biometric identifiers.
The Netherlands Standardisation Institute (NEN), coordinator of the mandate work, and the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex), host of this event, invite experts in the field of border security to share their ideas and experiences at this workshop. The specific area to be discussed is ABC systems and biometric identifiers, but related issues pertinent to EU border security can also be considered.
Subject experts and representatives from relevant constituencies are invited to register online for this workshop. Interested parties unable to attend the workshop may also contribute to the roadmap.
In light of the request for a concrete and detailed standardisation roadmap in the priority area of border security, in particular ABC and biometric identifiers, this workshop is organised on 4 and 5 April 2013 in Warsaw, Poland at the headquarters of Frontex.
The workshop will provide participants a unique opportunity to discuss European standardisation needs and proposals with relevant stakeholders, including representatives from national border management authorities, standardisation bodies, academia, technology providers and integrators of ABC systems as well as port authorities, regulatory bodies and passenger user groups. Based on user and market needs, the results of the workshop will shape the future of European standardisation in this field.
Participants will work in discussion groups of 8-10 people and each group will be facilitated. Subjects of the discussions will be determined by the input provided by the registrants prior to the workshop. Please see “Registration” for more information.
Headquarters of Frontex
Rondo ONZ 1
00-124 Warsaw Poland
Subject experts and representatives from relevant constituencies are invited to register online for this workshop (free of charge).
Registration is closesd on Thursday 14 March 2013
After submitting the registration form, registrants will be requested to fill in a questionnaire prior to the workshop. Responding to this questionnaire is essential, as the responses will determine the subjects of discussion.
Interested parties unable to attend the workshop may also contribute to the roadmap by submitting their proposals for discussion at the workshop. Please also register online to receive further instructions.
The European Commission has granted the Security Mandate M/487 to the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) requesting a study to analyse the current standardisation 'landscape' in the field of security standards and to come up with a recommendation list of areas for priority treatment (phase 1); and the development of proposed standardisation roadmaps addressing selected priority areas (phase 2).
Phase 1 was successfully finalised in 2012 and the following three areas were selected for priority treatment, as described in the Communication of the Commission COM (417) Final:
• CBRNE – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives – minimum detection standards as well as sampling standards, including in the area of aviation security;
• Border security – common technical and interoperability standards for automated border control systems, as well as standards for biometric identifiers;
• Crisis management/civil protection – standards for communication interoperability, as well as interoperability of command and control, including organisational interoperability, as well as mass notification of the population.
Following the acceptance of the Security Mandate M/487 by the ESOs, the work was designated to the European technical committee “Societal and Citizen Security” (CEN/TC 391) to be executed by the Netherlands Standardisation Institute, holder of the Secretariat. Phase 2 started in January 2013 and will finish by the end of June 2013. Based on the outcome of Mandate M/487, the European Commission expects to issue further standardisation mandates to request the implementation of the specific standardisation work programmes.
About the Organisers
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry has the mission to promote a growth-friendly framework for European enterprises. It has a key role in the Europe 2020 agenda of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. To promote the global competitiveness of the EU security industry while enhancing the security of Europe, the Commission issued Mandate 487.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/index_en.htm
The Netherlands Standardisation Institute (NEN) is the Dutch member of the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs). NEN executes the mandate work M/487 Phase 1 and 2, as it also facilitates the Secretariat of the European technical committee “Societal and Citizen Security” (CEN/TC 391).
More information: http://www.nen.nl/ and http://www.cen.eu/cen/Sectors/Sectors/Security/citizens/Pages/default.aspx
The European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) was established by Council Regulation (EC) 2007/2004 with the objective of improving procedures and working methods of the Common Unit. Frontex is host for the workshop on border security standardisation. More information: http://www.frontex.europa.eu/
For further inquiries, please contact NEN, Mrs. Joyce van Distel
+31 (0)15 2 690 135