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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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eu-LISA Celebrates Europe Day 2021 Celebrates Europe Day 202107/05/2021 12:00:00<div>Since 2014 eu-LISA has been actively participating in the Europe Day celebrations. This year, just like in 2020, we have moved online, and have prepared a series of digital widgets to mark the occasion, including an interactive quiz and a brief video statement from our Executive Director.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Stay tuned and keep an eye out on our social media channels</strong> (<a target="_blank" href="">Twitter</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">LinkedIn</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">Facebook</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">YouTube</a>).<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>An online interactive <strong>quiz</strong> will challenge you to test your knowledge on topics regarding how the Schengen Area and the European Union work, and how eu-LISA does its part in ensuring free movement and safe travel across Europe.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>Between 7 and 9 May, the Agency will also be taking part in the “<a target="_blank" href="">My Europe</a> - walk through Europe and learn interesting facts!” orienteering game, set in Estonia. Users will have to complete almost 30 checkpoints displayed on the virtual map and collect points by answering mutiple-choice style questions regarding all EU Member States and the EU as a whole. eu-LISA has its own dedicated question in the orienteering game which is available in Estonian, Russian and English.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>Over the years, we have given out thousands of eu-LISA leaflets, gadgets and other give-aways, engaged countless citizens, with over 10,000 estimated visitors to our stand in Tallinn's Freedom square.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>eu-LISA also contributes and takes part each year in the EU Institutions' joint social media campaigns for Europe Day, relaying key messages on our website and social media channels, to promote the EU Agencies' joint efforts in serving EU citizens.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>Here is a look back at the past seven years. Happy Europe Day everyone!<br></div><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20210507_europe_day.jpg" target="_blank"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20210507_europe_day.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:50%;border:1px solid #dcddde;" /></a> <br></p> <br>
ETIAS and Eurodac webinars a big success and Eurodac webinars a big success06/05/2021 21:00:00<p>On Tuesday 4 May more than 400 participants attended an ΄<strong>ETIAS Awareness</strong>΄ webinar.  The European Commission, Europol, Frontex and eu-LISA collated the material presented during the online event, whilst CEPOL provided technical support.<br></p> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/ETIAS%20Awareness%20webinar%20-%20May.PNG" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:120px;" /><p>The webinar provided an overview of ETIAS's most relevant legal, business and technical aspects, which were much appreciated by our largest webinar audience to date, composed of a wide range of ETIAS stakeholders and community members, all eager to learn about the new system. The event addressed topics such as a high-level description of the system's legal background, its components as well as its main interactions. Responsibilities and tasks of the ETIAS Central Unit, the ETIAS National Unit & the role of Europol were also introduced and explained to the attendees.</p><p>"It is a pleasure to see the growing interest there is in ETIAS amongst practitioners and beyond. The success of this webinar is however also rooted in the top-quality content provided by our staff and partners as well as everyone's commitment to this project. eu-LISA looks forward to continuing this excellent cooperation and delivering more and more similar training on ETIAS and the other systems in the Agency's remit." emphasised Domenico Raimondo, training expert at eu-LISA.<br></p><p>Prior to the ETIAS webinar, on Friday 30 April, the eu-LISA Training team hosted a Eurodac-themed webinar entitled ΄<strong>Eurodac Network Overview</strong>΄.</p><p>The aim of the webinar was to present the Eurodac network's architecture to Member State representatives that work with Eurodac, or other EU systems, interested in specific technical aspects.</p><p> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Eurodac-Network-webinar%20-%20May.png" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:123px;" />This online event offered the attendees the opportunity to learn how the Eurodac network infrastructure has been setup and secured as well as how it is connected to the TESTA-ng network and the interconnection with eu-LISA's Central Unit and backup sites. An overview on how system administrators are connected to the Eurodac infrastructure and how to communicate with the system from the Member States' perspective was also provided.</p><p>"The webinar had a very specific focus. None the less, it was highly appreciated by the attendees' as it fully met their expectations. It is just one of the examples of how eu-LISA supports Member State professionals that have a very practical knowhow of the systems," said Marit Dremljuga-Telk, eu-LISA's e-learning developer.</p><p>Full webinar recordings, and the respective presentation from each webinar, are available on the eu-LISA Learning Management System for authorised users.<br></p>
Delegation of the Estonian Ministry of Justice Visits eu-LISA of the Estonian Ministry of Justice Visits eu-LISA30/04/2021 11:45:00<p>eu-LISA welcomed today, 30 April 2021, a delegation from the Ministry of Justice of Estonia, led by Minister Maris Lauri and Secretary General Tõnis Saar.</p><p>The meeting focused on the digitalisation of the EU's justice domain and the development of the e-CODEX platform. As a champion of digitalisation, Estonia has valuable experience and a strong interest in the development of the EU's Digital Justice hub in Tallinn.</p><p>The Agency's Executive Director, Krum Garkov, and Deputy Executive Director, Luca Tagliaretti, also outlined other eu-LISA priorities in the area of justice and home affairs, as well as the state-of-play of the operational management of the existing IT systems (Eurodac, SIS and VIS) and the ongoing development of new large-scale IT systems (EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN).<br></p><p>Meetings with host country authorities are always very productive and boost eu-LISA's constructive relations with key Member States. Building strong connections is of utmost importance to the Agency and vital to a timely and successfully delivery of Europe's new Justice and Home Affairs IT architecture.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/20210430.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /> <br> </p>

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