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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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Our activities

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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Forum on the implementation of the new architecture for EU information systems for borders, migration and securityhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Forum-implementation-new-architecture-EU-information-systems-borders-migration-security.aspxForum on the implementation of the new architecture for EU information systems for borders, migration and security26/05/2020 21:00:00<p>Today eu-LISA is attending the third high-level forum on the implementation of the new architecture of EU information systems for borders, migration and security, organised by the European Commission's DG Home. The Executive Director of eu-LISA, Krum GARKOV, provides an update on the work progress regarding the new IT systems EES and ETIAS as well as Interoperability.<br></p><p>Together with the EU Member States, Schengen associated countries, representatives of EU Institutions and EU Agencies acting in the area of justice and home affairs, eu-LISA will discuss the state of play of implementing the new IT architectures, in the context of the COVID-19 situation. </p><p>"<em>Work with the new systems and interoperability is in progress thanks to very good cooperation with the Commission, the Member States and the other JHA Agencies, despite the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. eu-LISA works hard to adhere to their implementation timelines. However, this is possible only through the joint efforts of all stakeholders and their ability to follow the challenging implementation schedule. </em></p><p><em>We should also remember that these projects are not just big technical initiatives but are a substantial part of the EU's response to the demand of EU citizens for more efficient border management and stronger internal security.</em>" emphasised Krum GARKOV.</p><p>The initiative behind forums on the new IT architecture was launched by the European Commission's DG Home with the aim of ensuring coherent, transparent and mutually supportive joint EU implementation efforts as well as to establish a platform for regular meetings with all the stakeholders. This allows all participants to focus on the state and progress of preparations, understand and identify in a timely manner any problems and define solutions or support measures where needed. </p><p>Given the ongoing confinement measures across Europe, the current forum is being held using a videoconference facility.  </p><h2>Background:</h2><p>The Entry/Exit System is a new large-scale IT system currently being developed by eu-LISA to enable the recording of entry and exit of third country nationals (TCN) to and from the Schengen Area. The system aims at modernising and increasing automation at border controls, strengthening internal security and fighting terrorism and organised crime.</p><p>ETIAS is a new IT system for EU border management currently being developed by eu-LISA, which will improve the security and safety aspects of travelling to or through the Schengen Area. Once operational, ETIAS will require that all visa-exempt third country nationals planning to travel to the Schengen Area apply for pre-travel authorisation online.</p><p>Interoperability will address existing gaps in the JHA domain's information architecture. It is a part of the EU's response to the demands of citizens for a more efficient management of external borders and stronger internal security. Interoperability will bring improved access to information stored in EU information systems and identity management at an EU level.</p><p>The overall objective of these initiatives is to establish a new information architecture for border management and internal security in the EU, which will facilitate a more efficient management of the Union's external borders and stronger internal security.</p><h2>Links: </h2><p><a href="https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu/">discover.eulisa.europa.eu</a> – interactive eu-LISA Awareness-Package</p><p><a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/">https://eulisa.europa.eu</a> – Corporate Website<br></p><h2>Videos:<br></h2><ul><li><p><a href="https://youtu.be/R3eMq2yFe0c">Enhanced Security with the Entry/Exit System</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://youtu.be/orrBJiXAcSU">ETIAS: Simplifying Travel to the EU</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://youtu.be/JcYk0Ld2gus">Achieving Interoperability for a Safer Europe</a></p></li></ul><h2>Contacts: </h2><p><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a><br></p><p><br></p>
#discoverEULISA: our new Awareness Package!https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/discoverEULISA-our-new-Awareness-Package.aspx#discoverEULISA: our new Awareness Package!25/05/2020 12:00:00<p>​Have you ever needed to describe to someone how eu-LISA´s large-scale IT systems facilitate the implementation of the right to free movement within the Schengen Area? Or maybe, when explaining to your colleagues the specifics of eu-LISA´s daily activities, you could use some support material?</p><p>Discover our brand new awareness package: <a href="https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu/" target="_blank">https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu</a> – a one-stop shop that presents eu-LISA and its business areas in a fresh and interactive way.</p><p>This mini-website contains everything you need to know about the various activities of eu-LISA as well as material and resources, which you can use in your work and share - interactive webpages, dedicated pop out windows, animation videos, links back to the Agency's corporate website and take-away PDF downloads. Each of the large-scale systems in eu-LISA's mandate has its own area, as do interoperability, Member State Training, R&D and Reporting and Statistics. </p><p>Discover eu-LISA: The Schengen Area Information Engine!<br></p><h2>Background<br></h2><p>Subsequent to the new legal mandate, eu-LISA not only manages Eurodac, SIS and VIS, but also has to develop EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN, whilst ensuring Interoperability between all of the systems. Further to that, Member State training, Research & Development as well as Reporting and Statistics have all taken on a more important and visible role. In order to introduce and highlight all these aspects, an updated approach to presenting the Agency and its work with external audiences has been thought out and developed.</p><p><a href="https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu/" target="_blank">#discoverEULISA</a><br></p><p><br></p>
First ECRIS-TCN Development Milestone Reachedhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/First-ECRIS-TCN-Development-Milestone-Reached.aspxFirst ECRIS-TCN Development Milestone Reached19/05/2020 09:30:00<p>eu-LISA has taken over operational management of the ECRIS Reference Implementation (RI) from DG-JUST as of 14 April 2020. This marks the first milestone in the development of ECRIS-TCN, a new, centralised, hit/no-hit large-scale IT system to supplement the existing EU criminal records database (ECRIS) on non-EU nationals convicted in the European Union.</p><p></p><p>ECRIS, the European Criminal Records Information System, provides an electronic exchange of criminal record information on a decentralised basis between Member States. Developed in 2012, ECRIS RI offers a web-based integration interface which enables connecting with Member States' legal systems such as their criminal record registers.</p><p>Once operational, ECRIS-TCN (European Criminal Records Information System – Third Country Nationals) will allow Member States to find out much quicker in which other Member State(s) information on previous convictions of a non-EU national are stored.</p><p>Efficient exchange of criminal records information is instrumental in combating cross-border crime. ECRIS-TCN will contribute to implementing the principle of mutual recognition of sentences and judicial decisions in a common area of justice and security where people move freely, such as the Schengen Area.</p> <br> <p><strong>Further Reading</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/isa2/news/testa-contributes-eu-wide-fight-against-cross-border-crime-and-terrorism_en" target="_blank">TESTA contributes to the EU-wide fight against cross-border crime and terrorism</a></li><li>ECRIS-TCN Leaflet, available in <a href="/Publications/Information%20Material/Leaflet%20ECRIS-TCN.pdf" target="_blank">EN</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(FR).pdf" target="_blank">FR</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(ET).pdf" target="_blank">ET</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(DE).pdf" target="_blank">DE</a>.</li></ul><br>

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List of designated authorities which have access to data recorded in the Central System of Eurodachttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/2020 Eurodac updated list of authorities - asylum.pdfList of designated authorities which have access to data recorded in the Central System of Eurodac16/04/2020 21:00:00This is the list of designated authorities which have access to data recorded in the Central System of Eurodac pursuant to Article 27(2) of the Regulation (EU) No 603/2013, covering the purpose laid down in Article 1(1) of the same Regulation. The list was initially published on the OJ C237 on 20.07.2015. Where there are amendments thereto, the Agency shall publish once a year an updated consolidated list online. The present consolidated list is based on the list of designated authorities communicated by Member States by 3 March 2020.96{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
Eurodac - 2019 Statistics - factsheethttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/Eurodac - 2019 Statistics - factsheet.pdfEurodac - 2019 Statistics - factsheet18/03/2020 22:00:00Eurodac is the centralised European database that stores and processes the digitalised fingerprints of asylum seekers and irregular migrants who have entered a European country. This helps determine the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application. Eurodac stands for EUROpean Asylum DACtyloscopy database. Pursuant to Article 8(2) of Regulation (EU) No 603/2013, at the end of each year eu-LISA publishes statistical data on Eurodac for each Member State. This factsheet is a summary of the full report also published on this website.92{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}