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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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State of the Union 2018 – EC proposes last elements needed for compromise on migration and border reformhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/State-of-the-Union-2018-–-EC--proposes-last-elements-needed-for-compromise-on-migration-and-border-reform.aspxState of the Union 2018 – EC proposes last elements needed for compromise on migration and border reform13/09/2018 10:00:00<p>European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, delivered his 2018 State of the Union address on 12 September 2018, before the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He presented his priorities for the year ahead and outlined his vision for how the EU can continue building a 'More United, Stronger and More Democratic Union', the theme of his 2017 address.</p><p><em>"Member States have not yet found the right balance between the responsibility each must assume on its own territory; and the solidarity all must show if we are to get back to a Schengen area without internal borders. I am and will remain strictly opposed to internal borders. Where borders have been reinstated, they must be removed. Failure to do so would amount to an unacceptable step back for the Europe of today and tomorrow."</em><br><em> Jean-Claude Juncker</em></p><p>President Juncker's speech in the European Parliament was accompanied by the adoption of 18 concrete initiatives by the European Commission on migration and borders, security, free and secure elections, the European Union's partnership with Africa and the EU as a global actor, thus putting words into immediate action.</p><p>Further information:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Juncker's <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/state-union-speeches/state-union-2018_en#watch"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Speech</span></a> (video & text)</li><li><a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-5712_en.htm"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Press release</span></a></li><li><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/soteu2018-brochure_en.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">State of the Union Brochure</span></a></li></ul>
European Council adopts ETIAS Regulationhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/European-Council-adopts-ETIAS-Regulation.aspxEuropean Council adopts ETIAS Regulation06/09/2018 21:00:00<p>​On 5 September 2018 the Council adopted a regulation establishing a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS). ETIAS will allow for advance checks and, if necessary, deny travel authorisation to visa-exempt third-country nationals travelling to the Schengen area. It will help improve internal security, prevent illegal immigration, protect public health and reduce delays at the borders by identifying persons who may pose a risk in one of these areas before they arrive at the external borders.<br></p><h2>Functioning of the system</h2><p>The system will apply to visa-exempt third country nationals. They will need to obtain a travel authorisation before their trip, via an online application. For each application, the applicant will be required to pay a travel authorisation fee of 7 euros.</p><p>The information submitted in each application will be automatically processed against EU and relevant Interpol databases to determine whether there are grounds to refuse a travel authorisation. If no hits or elements requiring further analysis are identified, the travel authorisation will be issued automatically and quickly. This is expected to be the case for most applications.</p><p>Before boarding, air carriers and sea carriers will need to check whether third country nationals subject to the travel authorisation requirement are in possession of a valid travel authorisation.<br></p><h2>Next steps</h2><p>The Council and the European Parliament now need to sign the adopted regulation. The signed text will be published in the EU Official Journal and will enter into force 20 days later. eu-LISA, is expected to start building the new system, which should  be operational by 2021.</p><h2>Further reading:</h2><p>The <a href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/09/05/european-travel-information-and-authorisation-system-etias-council-adopts-regulation/">full Press Release</a> can be found on the European Council website as well as explanatory<a href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/09/05/european-travel-information-and-authorisation-system-etias-council-adopts-regulation/"> videos and infographics</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
Industry Roundtable 18 October 2018 – Save the date!https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Industry-Roundtable-2018.aspxIndustry Roundtable 18 October 2018 – Save the date!09/08/2018 21:00:00<p>eu-LISA will host an Industry Roundtable event in Tallinn, Estonia on October 18th 2018. Following the Annual Conference on 17th of October and taking the theme of IT-supported border management forward, industry representatives will be invited to discuss and provide possible solutions for enhancement of the EU border management.</p><p>The event is expected to convene some 80 representatives of industry involved in research and development of relevant technologies, as well as academia and relevant EU Agencies and Institutions.</p><p>For updates regarding speakers, participation and registration please follow our website. Registration will go live in the coming weeks.</p>​

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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}
Eurodac Annual Report 2017https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/2017 Eurodac Annual Report.pdfEurodac Annual Report 201730/08/2018 21:00:00This report includes information on the management and the performance of Eurodac in 2017. An overview of the Report is also available in the Eurodac 2017 Annual Report - Factsheet.68{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}