Priority „Schengen” of the Norwegian Government Bilateral Financial Instrument

Priority „Schengen” of the Norwegian Government Bilateral Financial Instrument

The Norwegian Government Bilateral Financial Instrument
Introduction

On 16 November 2004, the Memorandum of Understanding on implementation of the Norwegian Government Bilateral Financial Instrument in 2004-2009 has been signed, which was developed according to the Agreement dated by 14 October 2003 between the Kingdom of Norway and the European Community in relation to the Norwegian Government Bilateral Financial Instrument in 2004-2009 between the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Latvia, approved by Regulations No. 924 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 9 November 2004.

The Memorandum of Understanding has annexes establishing governmental administration scheme for implementation of financial instruments, framework of the financial instrument programming, specific support forms for the Norwegian financial instrument and EEA financial instrument, as well as national priorities of the Republic of Latvia.

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In 2006, development of the required information was commenced and, in 2007, employees of the Information Centre prepared and submitted two applications of the project for the limited tender of priority “Schengen” of the Norwegian government bilateral financial instrument:

  1. Enhancement of Record Keeping in the Punishment Register of the Republic of Latvia;
  2. Implementation of the National Schengen Information System and the Assistance Process Administration System of Technologic and Informative Resources in SIRENE Bureau by Use of ITIL Standard.

In summer 2008, the Grant Agreement was signed, as well as necessary cooperation agreements between the Central Finance and Contracting Agency, the Ministry of the Interior and the Information Centre concluded, thus, implementation of arrangements in relation to project has been commenced.

About projects
Enhancement of Record Keeping in the Punishment Register of the Republic of Latvia

Projekta kods: NO FI LV0035

When implementing the Schengen information system, national IS was adequately updated – new record keeping objects were implemented, the existing ones were updated, volume of information to be processed increased, thus, increasing the amount of data, processing became more complicated, execution of records became more time and effort consuming. To enhance data processing within the framework of the project, data storage will be created – as a result, it will be possible to effectively link various sources of information, quickly analyse data and obtain various reports avoiding loading of data entry database.

Principal purpose of the project is to ensure MI IC IS users with quick and effective solution for processing and interpreting of stored information for fulfilment of analytical tasks:

  1. To ensure opportunity for users to review the information at different cross-sections;
  2. To ensure opportunity for users to independently define the required reports;
  3. To ensure use of the data analysis methods;
  4. To reduce the basic load on the database;
  5. To enhance fast processing of reports;
  6. Centralized storage and analysis of audit records.

Implementation of the project shall be competed to the end of 2010. The following procurements will be done within the framework of the project:

  • In 2008-2009, open tender for development and implementation of data storage solutions, training of personnel, procurement of licences required for server computer equipment and licences;
  • In 2008-2011, procurement procedures (publication in the homepage according to section 8 Paragraph 9 of the Public Procurement Law) for ensuring publicity events (booklets).

More information on the project available here.

Implementation of the National Schengen Information System and the Assistance Process Administration System of Technologic and Informative Resources in SIRENE Bureau by Use of ITIL Standard

Project code: NO FI LV0036

Implementing the Schengen Information System (SYSone4ALL and SIS2), as well as developing the existing information systems maintained by the Information Centre (incl. Integrated Home Affairs Information System), maintenance of IT resources has become more complicated, thus, implementation of procedures for secure administration of IT infrastructure according to international standard shall be considered of high importance (ITIL states, how to define processes in order to achieve and implement compliance with ISO 20000 standard).

Principal purpose of the project shall be ensuring of availability and use of information systems maintained by the Information Centre for employees of authorities of the Ministry of the Interior and employees of other regulatory authorities.

The following procurements will be done within the framework of the project:

  • In 2008, open tender for implementation of service administration and support system according to ITIL standard;
  • In 2008-2010, procurement procedures (according to section 8 Paragraph 9 of the Public Procurement Law) for ensuring publicity events (booklets).

The project has been successfully completed in December 2010; results of the project are used for quick, high-quality and effective fulfilment of tasks and functions of the Information Centre.

More information on the project available here.