Report from the conference on innovative technologies for strengthening the Schengen area


In March 2023, the European Commission (DG HOME), Frontex and Europol jointly hosted a conference on innovative technologies for strengthening the Schengen area. The event brought together policy makers, senior technology project managers, and strategic industry leaders, essential actors who contribute to making the Schengen area more secure and resilient. The conference included discussions on the current situation and needs in Member States, selected innovative technology solutions that could strengthen Schengen as well as selected technology use cases relevant for police cooperation within Schengen.

The three organisers were represented by:

  • Mr Matthias Oel, Director Borders, Schengen and Visa, DG Home, European Commission
  • Mr Hans Leijtens, Frontex Executive Director
  • Mr Luis de Eusebio Ramos, Europol Deputy Executive Director, Capabilities Directorate

The report included in this press announcement provides an overview of the key takeaways from the conference.

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