Statewatch article: RefNo# 36673
EU: Improving "information management and the cross-border exchange of information, including interoperability of systems"
Statewatch News Online, June 2016
"The security and migratory challenges are complex and interconnected. Efforts to tackle them are already undertaken between the various JHA domains – for example, an effective border-management as an integrated part of the EU’s security architecture to address illegal immigration, terrorism and crime.

The Presidency has taken the ambitious initiative to set up a Roadmap with necessary actions to improve information management and the cross-border exchange of information, including interoperability of systems. The purpose is to support operational investigations, especially in counter-terrorism - realising there is a close connection between terrorism and crime - and to swiftly provide front-line practitioners such as police officers, border guards, public prosecutors, immigration officers and others with comprehensive, topical and high-quality information to cooperate and act effectively.

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This Roadmap, being a living document, provides a coherent framework for a more integrated EU information architecture7 in the JHA area, and includes an analysis of key JHA broad challenges, principles and horizontal guidelines and a way forward to monitor and follow-up on the actions in the Roadmap (Chapter 1). It also includes dedicated information exchange and information management actions in the following domains taking into account the differences in legal framework of those areas:

– law enforcement including judicial cooperation in criminal matters (Chapter 2),
– detection of persons involved in terrorism and their travel movements (Chapter 3),
– border management and migration (Chapter 4);"


See: Council of the European Union: NOTE from: Presidency to: Council: Roadmap to enhance information exchange and information management including interoperability solutions in the Justice and Home Affairs area (9368/1/16 REV 1, 6 June 2016, pdf)

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