Today at noon the Executive Director of the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) Mr Krum GARKOV and the French Minister of Interior Mr Manuel VALLS sign the Site Agreement between the Agency and the French Government.
"We are very happy to sign today the Site Agreement with the French government concerning the technical site of the Agency in Strasbourg, where the systems entrusted to the Agency are deployed. This act is important not only because it coincides with the first anniversary of eu-LISA but also because our Agency is the first one so far to conclude such an agreement with France. We thank the French authorities for their constructive cooperation, as well as the team of DG Home who carried out negotiations prior start of the Agency," said Mr Krum GARKOV, Executive Director of eu-LISA.
The signing takes place in the Council building in Brussels at the premises of the French Representation.
The Management Board of eu-LISA approved the Agreement concerning the technical site with the host Member State, France, on 26 October 2013.
eu-LISA has already signed the Site Agreement with Austria on 27 May 2013 concerning the back-up site of the systems operated by eu-LISA in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria.
eu-LISA, with its seat in Tallinn, fulfils the operational management tasks for the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), Visa Information System (VIS) and EURODAC. The Agency thereby supports the implementation of the EU's border management, asylum and migration policies. The Agency started its operations on 1 December 2012. The Agency is managed and represented by the Executive Director Mr Krum Garkov, who came to office on 1 November 2012.
Communication and Information Officer