2022 Marks eu-LISA's 10th Anniversary

For the past decade, eu-LISA has been working around the clock on the digital transformation of border and migration management systems, to facilitate the implementation of one of EU citizens' fundamental rights – the right to free movement within the Schengen Area.

Throughout this special year, we will be looking back at achievements, milestones and key events as well as the people that made this journey possible. However, it isn't only about dwelling on the past, as we will also try to envision what the next 10 years could look like. We are after all talking about the most complex and challenging digital transformation programme that the EU has launched in decades.

On top of the existing Eurodac, SIS and VIS, we are developing three new systems: EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN. Interoperability and its components will make sure all these systems are able to talk to each other and exchange information efficiently, safely and in respect of applicable data protection and privacy legislation. And, starting mid-next year, we will be taking over e-CODEX.

We have prepared numerous online and offline products to mark the anniversary, so be sure to keep an eye out and follow the #euLISA10 hashtag.

Over the past 10 years, we have worked closely with EU Member States, EU Institutions and stakeholders, evolving as an organisation and as a team keeping our commitment to ensuring the trustworthiness and safety of the technologies we deploy.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been with us on our quest. We look forward to working for you and with you for many more years to come!

eu-LISA – The Digital Heart of Schengen

The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), was established in 2011 as a long-term solution to the management large-scale information systems in the area of freedom, security and justice, becoming operational de facto in 2012. Today, we are at the forefront of Europe's information-driven border management and internal security, providing the expertise needed to manage and develop JHA large-scale IT systems and their respective communication infrastructure, on a 24/7 basis. The headquarters of eu-LISA are in Tallinn (Estonia), the operational management is carried out in Strasbourg (France) and a backup site is located in Sankt Johann im Pongau (Austria). The Agency also has a liaison office in Brussels (Belgium).