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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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Extending the Schengen area to include Bulgaria and Romaniahttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Extending-the-Schengen-area.aspxExtending the Schengen area to include Bulgaria and Romania13/12/2018 07:00:00<div>MEPs reiterated on Tuesday their call on EU Council to take a swift and affirmative decision to include Bulgaria and Romania as fully-fledged members in the Schengen area. The non-legislative report was adopted by 514 votes to 107, with 38 abstentions.</div><div><br></div><div><span><span>EU ministers should admit Bulgaria and Romania to the border check-free Schengen area as soon as possible, MEPs urge.</span></span><br></div><div><br></div><div data-view1200="6" data-view1020="6" data-view750="10" data-view640="6" data-view480="8" data-view320="4"><div><div class="ep-a_text" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;outline:0px none currentcolor;font-weight:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:middle;display:block;font-size:1em;text-decoration:none;color:inherit;"><p>A two-step approach - first ending checks at internal sea and air borders, followed by stopping checks at internal land borders - would pose a number of risks and could negatively impact the future enlargement of the Schengen area, say MEPs. The decision should therefore be taken in the form of a single legal act.</p><p>Parliament also calls on EU Ministers to decide on Croatia’s Schengen accession as soon as Croatia has successfully met the required criteria.</p><p>Read the full <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20181205IPR20936/extending-the-schengen-area-to-include-bulgaria-and-romania">EP Press Release</a><br></p></div></div></div>
Shootings in Strasbourghttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Shootings-in-Strasbourg.aspxShootings in Strasbourg12/12/2018 09:00:00 <p class="MsoNormal">eu-LISA is truly saddened by the shootings that took place in Strasbourg last night. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families today. Events such as this always leave a profound mark, but to see it happen in Strasbourg, our hometown, is terrible. </p><p class="MsoNormal">It is in times like these that the importance and necessity of our work becomes even more pressing. eu-LISA remains committed to helping France and all the Member States improve the management of borders and internal security through the use of interoperable large-scale IT systems in the justice and home affairs domain.</p>
eu-LISA's new regulation enters into forcehttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-new-regulation-enters-into-force.aspxeu-LISA's new regulation enters into force11/12/2018 11:00:00<p>Today, 11 December 2018, marks a major milestone in the history of eu-LISA - the Agency's new regulation enters into force. The regulation will enhance eu-LISA's capacity to both improve existing and develop new information systems for the benefit of European security, border management and migration.</p><ul><li><p>With a strengthened mandate, eu-LISA now has better capacities to improve and develop EU information systems for security, border management and migration;</p></li><li><p>The extended mandate broadens the scope of the Agency´s work and provides it with a greater role in research, data quality assurance, pilot projects and testing activities;</p></li><li><p>eu-LISA will develop technical solutions to achieve interoperability of EU information systems in the justice and home affairs domain;</p></li><li><p>eu-LISA can formalise its relations with international organisations by establishing written working arrangements and memorandi of understanding (MoUs);</p></li><li><p>eu-LISA will develop and operate new systems, such as the <a href="/AboutUs/SmartBorders/Pages/EES.aspx">Entry/Exit system (EES)</a> and the <a href="/AboutUs/SmartBorders/Pages/ETIAS.aspx">European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)</a>;</p></li><li><p>eu-LISA can now give proactive advice and assistance to Member States on technical issues related to existing or new IT systems, for example ad-hoc support to deal with migratory challenges.</p></li></ul><p>Read the <a href="http://bit.ly/2Ge5Qfx">full text of the Regulation</a>!</p>

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eu-LISA Industry Roundtable October 2018https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/eu-LISA Industry Roundtable October 2018.pdfeu-LISA Industry Roundtable October 201814/11/2018 22:00:00Main theme Technologies to Facilitate Land Border Crossing. The event was dedicated to highlighting technical needs in terms of how land border crossings at the EU’s external borders could be facilitated after the entry into operation of the Entry-Exit System (EES) and intended to allow consideration of possible innovative solutions. eu-LISA highlighted from the outset that solutions from the industry are needed urgently as the system should become operational already in 2021.70{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
Eurodac Annual Report 2017 - Factsheethttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/2017 Eurodac Annual Report - Factsheet.pdfEurodac Annual Report 2017 - Factsheet30/08/2018 21:00:00This factsheet contains the highlights of the Eurodac 2017 Annual Report and should be considered as an annex to the report itself.69{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}