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Our mission

Continuously supporting Member States effort through technology for a safer Europe:

  • Provide high-quality efficient services and solutions
  • Continuously align the capabilities of technology with the evolving needs of the Member States
  • Grow as a centre of excellence

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Manage operations of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), the Visa Information System (VIS) and EURODAC

  • Ensure highest levels of information security and data protection
  • Participate to implement new systems (research and development)
  • Provide training plans for national authorities on technical use of IT systems

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Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligencehttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Commission-presents-strategies-for-data-and-Artificial-Intelligence.aspxCommission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence19/02/2020 14:00:00<p><span lang="EN-GB">Today, the Commission unveils its </span><span lang="EN-US"><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/europe-fit-digital-age_en"><span lang="EN-GB">ideas and actions</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"> for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe: open, fair, diverse, democratic and confident. It presents a European society powered by digital solutions that put people first, opens up new opportunities for businesses, and boosts the development of trustworthy technology to foster an open and democratic society and a vibrant and sustainable economy. Digital is a key enabler to fighting climate change and achieving the green transition. The European </span><span lang="EN-US"><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/communication-european-strategy-data_en"><span lang="EN-GB">data strategy</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"> and the policy options to ensure the human-centric development of </span><span lang="EN-US"><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/white-paper-artificial-intelligence-european-approach-excellence-and-trust_en"><span lang="EN-GB">Artificial Intelligence</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"> (AI) presented today are the first steps towards achieving these goals.</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">The President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “<em>Today we are presenting our ambition to shape Europe's digital future. It covers everything from cybersecurity to critical infrastructures, digital education to skills, democracy to media. I want that digital Europe reflects the best of Europe – open, fair, diverse, democratic, and confident.</em>”</span></p><h2>Europe as a leader in trustworthy Artificial Intelligence</h2><p><span lang="EN-GB">Europe has all it needs to become a world leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that can be safely used and applied. We have excellent research centres, secure digital systems and a robust position in robotics as well as competitive manufacturing and services sectors, spanning from automotive to energy, from healthcare to agriculture. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">In its </span><span lang="EN-US"><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/white-paper-artificial-intelligence-european-approach-excellence-and-trust_en"><span lang="EN-GB">White Paper</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"> presented today, the Commission envisages a framework for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, based on excellence and trust. In partnership with the private and the public sector, the aim is to mobilise resources along the entire value chain and to create the right incentives to accelerate deployment of AI, including by smaller and medium-sized enterprises. This includes working with Member States and the research community, to attract and keep talent. As AI systems can be complex and bear significant risks in certain contexts, building trust is essential. Clear rules need to address high-risk AI systems without putting too much burden on less risky ones. Strict EU rules for consumer protection, to address unfair commercial practices and to protect personal data and privacy, continue to apply.</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">For high-risk cases, such as in health, policing, or transport, AI systems should be transparent, traceable and guarantee human oversight. Authorities should be able to test and certify the data used by algorithms as they check cosmetics, cars or toys. Unbiased data is needed to train high-risk systems to perform properly, and to ensure respect of fundamental rights, in particular non-discrimination. While today, the use of facial recognition for remote biometric identification is generally prohibited and can only be used in exceptional, duly justified and proportionate cases, subject to safeguards and based of EU or national law, the Commission wants to launch a broad debate about which circumstances, if any, might justify such exceptions.</span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">Read the full Press Release here:</span></p><p></p><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_273"><p><span lang="EN-GB">Shaping Europe's digital future: Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence</span></p></a><p><span lang="EN-GB"><br></span></p><p><span lang="EN-GB"><br></span></p>
LIBE Committee visits Operational Sitehttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/LIBE-Committee-visits-Operational-Site.aspxLIBE Committee visits Operational Site12/02/2020 17:00:00<p>A delegation of 10 MEPs from the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), and their respective secretariat, visited eu-LISA's Operational site in Strasbourg, France on 11/02/2020.</p><p>After being welcomed to the site by the Agency's Executive Director, Krum Garkov, the delegation were given a guided tour of the operator/server rooms and the helpdesk. Mr Garkov explained, "What you see here might seem very technical, but eu-LISA is not just a technical Agency. eu-LISA is the engine of Schengen".</p><p>The visit continued with presentations in the main meeting room during which both parties shared their views on a variety of subjects. MEP Caterina Chinnici, LIBE, recognised the high importance of eu-LISA's work as it allows for free movement, which is becoming growingly important. "It is crucial for MEPS to know the work of the Agency and see it first-hand so that we can support you", she said.</p><p>Topics covered in the presentations included, amongst others:</p><ul><li>The state of play in the evolution of Eurodac, SIS and VIS as well as the ongoing development of EES, ETIAS, ECRIS-TCN and Interoperability</li><li>eu-LISA's reporting and statistics products as well as data quality and protection safeguards within the systems.</li><li>The Agency's role in the new Migration Pact and in the Security Union</li></ul><p>The tour and subsequent discussions proved very fruitful and boosted eu-LISA's constructive relations with the LIBE Committee. Building strong connections with key partners and stakeholders is of utmost importance to the Agency and paramount in successfully delivering Europe's new Justice and Home Affairs IT architecture on time.<br></p><p></p><center> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200212%20-%20crop%20-%20footer.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-3" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:786px;" /></center> <br> <p></p>
Heads of Diplomatic Missions and Senior Estonian Officials annual briefing held in Tallinnhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Heads-of-Diplomatic-Missions-and-Senior-Estonian-Officials-annual-briefing-held-in-Tallinn.aspxHeads of Diplomatic Missions and Senior Estonian Officials annual briefing held in Tallinn07/02/2020 11:00:00<p>eu-LISA hosted today, 7 February 2020, a delegation of Ambassadors and representatives from diplomatic missions in Estonia as well as senior officials from the Estonian administration for the traditional annual briefing.<br></p><p>Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA, kicked-off the meeting outlining the Agency's 2020 priorities and the state-of-play on the large-scale IT systems entrusted to eu-LISA – Eurodac, SIS, and VIS, as well as EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN, which are currently under development. Interoperability, which aims to close information exchange gaps between Europe's IT systems in the area of justice and home affairs, was also an important topic of discussion.</p><p> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20200207_4158.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:786px;" /> </p><p>Other points on the Agenda included the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and plans to further develop the Agency's contribution to Member States.</p><p>The ever-growing importance of the Agency's work and its implications for Member States always make this annual briefing a highly interactive and interesting session. The Agency is delighted to have hosted more than 35 participants on this occasion!<br></p>

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eu-LISA Annual Conference Report 2019https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/eu-LISA Annual Conference Report 2019.pdfeu-LISA Annual Conference Report 201913/02/2020 22:00:00On 16 October 2019 eu-LISA hosted its sixth Annual Conference, "The New Information Architecture as a Driver for Efficiency and Effectiveness in Internal Security", in Tallinn, Estonia. The event, organised under the auspices of the Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, was the first to take place since the provision of an extended mandate to the Agency through the approval of the new eu-LISA regulation. The enlarged mandate provides for the development of several new large-scale IT systems – the Entry-Exit System (EES), European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the European Criminal Records Information System for Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN) – as well as the implementation of interoperability. Together, the new capabilities offered and the new approach to data organisation and information provision constitute a new information architecture at EU level. As the Agency embarks on the elaboration of this architecture, working closely with Members States, EU Agencies and the wider stakeholder community, the time is right to reflect on how work can be best carried out and to define desirable milestones and end states that best fulfil the stated goals of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal-security related efforts. By convening 180 delegates from this stakeholder community and providing a forum for debate and discussion, the conference brought an important contribution to these efforts to define optimal future outcomes. Read the full report!90{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
Distributed Ledger Technologies and Blockchain: Key Findingshttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/DLTs blockchain report. Dec 2019. Key findings.pdfDistributed Ledger Technologies and Blockchain: Key Findings16/12/2019 22:00:00This Key Findings document covers the highlights of the Distributed Ledger Technologies and Blockchain Perspectives for eu-LISA and the Large-Scale IT systems report and should be considered as a summary to the report itself.89{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}