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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 at the Informal Meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministershttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/eu-LISA-at-the-Informal-Meeting-of-Justice-and-Home-Affairs-Ministers.aspxeu-LISA at the Informal Meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers06/02/2019 22:00:00<p>​Justice and Home Affairs Ministers from EU Member States as well as EU Commissioners and EU Agency representatives are meeting in Bucharest today, 7th February 2019, in the context of Romania`s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. <br></p><p>eu-LISA's Executive Director, Krum Garkov, will be addressing the meeting to share the Agency's views and stand on topics including Counter Terrorism, Police Cooperation, the Schengen Area and Migration & Asylum.</p><p>Further details about the meeting can be found on <a href="https://www.romania2019.eu/2019/01/25/informal-meeting-of-eu-justice-and-home-affairs-ministers-in-bucharest/">https://romania2019.eu</a><br></p>
Political Agreement for Interoperability between EU Information Systemshttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Political-Agreement-for-Interoperability-between-EU-Information-Systems.aspxPolitical Agreement for Interoperability between EU Information Systems04/02/2019 22:00:00<span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">On 5 February 2019, the European Parliament and the Council reached a preliminary political agreement on the Commission's proposal for two regulations establishing a framework for interoperability between EU information systems for security, migration and border management. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure that border guards and police officers have access to the right information when and where they need it to perform their duties, thus further closing security gaps.</span><div><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);"><br></span></div><div><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">According to the Executive D</span><span style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);">irector of eu-LISA, Krum Garkov, reaching a political consensus on the new regulations is an important starting point for eu-LISA. Developing the technical components that will make large-scale IT systems in the EU interoperable needs a solid legislative foundation to build upon.</span></div><div><br><p>The new components will allow the existing and future EU information systems, such as the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to talk to each other, preventing important pieces of information from going undetected. The new tools will:</p><ul><li>Crosscheck existing data with one click: A <strong>European search portal</strong> will allow border guards and police to carry out simultaneous checks of identity documents against all EU information systems on a single screen;</li><li>Better detect identity fraud: a <strong>common identity repository</strong>, which will store biographical data of non-EU citizens will allow border guards and police to better identify dangerous criminals;</li><li>Improve access for law enforcement: once the information searched by an officer matches information contained in one of the systems (i.e. gets a "hit"), he/she will be able to request more targeted access, in line with the specific rules for each system;</li><li>Protect fundamental rights: the rules on access and purpose limitation of the EU's information systems will not change, thus ensuring that fundamental rights remain protected.​</li></ul><h2>​Next steps<br></h2><p>The two Regulations establishing the framework for the interoperability of EU information systems for security, border and migration management will now need to be formally adopted by the European Parliament and the Council.</p><p>Once adopted, eu-LISA will be responsible for the development and the roll-out of the technical components that will make EU information systems interoperable. </p><h2><br></h2><h2>Further reading<br></h2><ul><li><a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-846_en.htm">EC Press Release</a></li><li><a href="https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/02/05/interoperability-between-eu-information-systems-council-presidency-and-european-parliament-reach-provisional-agreement">CoE Press Release</a></li><li><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-security/20171212_proposal_regulation_on_establishing_framework_for_interoperability_between_eu_information_systems_police_judicial_cooperation_asylum_migration_en.pdf">Interoperability Regulation for police and judicial cooperation, asylum and migration</a></li><li><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-security/20171212_proposal_regulation_on_establishing_framework_for_interoperability_between_eu_information_systems_borders_and_visa_en.pdf">Interoperability Regulation for borders and visa</a>​</li></ul></div>
High-Level ETIAS Seminar held in Warsawhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/High-Level-ETIAS-Seminar-held-in-Warsaw.aspxHigh-Level ETIAS Seminar held in Warsaw21/01/2019 22:00:00 <p>A High-Level seminar on ETIAS co-organised by eu-LISA, Europol, the European Commission and Frontex, took place in Warsaw on 21 January 2019.</p><p>The aim of the seminar was twofold: 1) to raise awareness on the project and the various stakeholder roles and 2) to help Member States move forward with their decision making processes on organisational matters. </p><p>Member State representation was high with representatives coming mostly from ministries, police and border guard forces as well as SIRENE authorities. Including participants from the organising institutions, there were close to 100 attendees.</p><p>Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA, explained that the meeting was taking place at the right time as the need to map out tasks and prepare is now. ETIAS, he noted, is arguably the most complex project currently underway in terms of border management and requires close collaboration. Mr Garkov emphasised that ETIAS was about more than technology, as it will change how border guards work and have significant effects on the travel industry as a whole.</p><p>The European Commission emphasised the important work that Member States need to be ready for in terms of connecting to the ETIAS system whilst noting the pressure to complete developments within the set timeframe. </p><p>Frontex expressed their appreciation for the support of the organising parties and their spirit of constructive cooperation that would be vital for further progress with ETIAS.</p><p>Europol noted from the outset their full commitment to and engagement in the cooperative work to come on ETIAS, noting it to be an important milestone on the way to interoperability.</p><p>Member States appreciated the seminar and the opportunity to compare their plans and readiness with one another with regard to implementing ETIAS within their national environments.</p><p>A similar seminar will be held later this year during which further practicalities will be discussed and shared. </p>

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eu-LISA Joint Conference Report 2018https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/eu-LISA Joint Conference Report 2018.pdfeu-LISA Joint Conference Report 201803/02/2019 22:00:00The 2018 conference was exceptional amongst eu-LISA’s conference series as it was co-organised with Frontex and received support from the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The future of technology led border management proved to be a relevant and timely topic of debate for the panellists and audience ranging from border guard community to academia. This conference was our largest to date, attracting close to 200 participants! Discussions focussed on future scenarios for border management, taking into account that in the coming years at least two new large-scale IT systems will be developed and implemented – the European Entry-Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). Undoubtedly, use of these systems implies significant change in border control processes. Efficiencies will only become apparent if the systems are appropriately utilised, technologies appropriately leveraged and border guards fully trained to deal with all eventualities. Engagement with the border guard community to enable their anticipation of future developments and their input during their development process will be key. Read the full report!71{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
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}