The 13th edition of the eu-LISA Industry Roundtable took place online on 1-2 June, and was organised in cooperation with the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.

This time, the event aimed to bring together representatives of the industry, Member States’ authorities and EU institutions, to discuss the opportunities and challenges on the way to seamless or contactless travel.

The recent developments in digital identity management, ongoing discussions around the deployment of digital health or vaccination certificates, as well as regional and global efforts aimed at facilitating data exchange, serve as a solid foundation for the further development of seamless/ contactless travel.

The Industry Roundtable featured pioneering technologies, products and services provided by the industry, addressing the pandemic-related challenges the current security ecosystem faces. The event also provided a forum to discuss recent developments facilitating the deployment of contactless traveller processing solutions in diverse environments (i.e. in airports, ports, as well as at land borders).

The topics to touch upon the two sessions included:

  • Enabling digital identity management for travel purposes, in particular in the context of international travel
  • Biometric identification technologies enabling contactless, seamless, safe and secure movement of legitimate travellers, while guaranteeing the security of EU borders.