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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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Working Group for Carriers - Call for Interesthttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Working-Group-for-Carriers---Call-for-Interest.aspxWorking Group for Carriers - Call for Interest19/03/2019 13:50:00<p>eu-LISA is establishing a Working Group for carriers and calling on carrier associations to express their interest to participate in this Working Group.<br></p><p>The Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement dated 14 June 1985 (<a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=celex:42000A0922%2802%29">Schengen Convention</a>), the Entry/Exit System (EES) <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R2226&rid=1">Regulation (EU) 2017/2226</a> and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) <a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L:2018:236:FULL&from=EN">Regulation (EU) 2018/1240</a> set out obligations for carriers in the European Union (including air and sea carriers and international carriers transporting groups overland by coach).</p><p>In order to successfully implement the EES Regulation and the ETIAS Regulation, the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) is looking to establish a Working Group (WG) for carriers and is calling on carrier associations to express their interest in participating in this Working Group. The WG will be a coordination body between eu-LISA and carrier associations. It will be led by eu-LISA, function under the umbrella of the EES-ETIAS Advisory Group of the Agency and directly report to it.  </p><p>The purpose of the WG is to provide, amongst others, awareness to carriers about their obligations stemming from the EES and ETIAS Regulations and facilitate the alignment of carrier activities with the planning for the entry into operation of the two new IT systems.</p><p>In order to foster constructive discussions, eu-LISA intends to keep the number of participants in the WG limited to senior representatives of carrier associations that operate air and sea routes as well as international carriers that transport groups overland by coach. The WG may decide, on an ad-hoc basis, to invite advisors or experts to WG meetings if considered necessary.</p><p>Interested carrier associations, in particular operational at EU and/or regional levels, should send an email to <a href="mailto:communication@eulisa.europa.eu?subject=Expression%20of%20interest%20in%20the%20Working%20Group%20for%20Carriers">communication@eulisa.europa.eu</a> with the following subject line: 'Expression of interest in the Working Group for Carriers' no later than 29 March 2019. In the email please indicate name, email address, position and association of the proposed member*.</p><p>The first meeting of the WG is foreseen to be organised by eu-LISA in the course of spring 2019.</p><p><a href="/Procurement/Documents/WG%20Carriers/Call%20for%20expressions%20of%20interest.pdf">Download a PDF of the Call for Interest</a></p><p> </p><p>Footnote*</p><p>eu-LISA processes personal data in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data. For more information, including how to exercise your rights of access, rectification, erasure and restriction of processing personal data, see the data protection notice, available <a href="/AboutUs/DP/Documents/eu-LISA%20Events%20Privacy%20Notice.pdf">here</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
VIS Operational Training Course delivered in Strasbourghttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/VIS-Operational-Training-Course-delivered-in-Strasbourg.aspxVIS Operational Training Course delivered in Strasbourg19/03/2019 12:10:00<p>The second cycle of eu-LISA VIS Development Training Programme for IT Operators (DTPITO) moved forward earlier this month with the delivery of an Intermediate Level (L2) session on the 6th of March.</p><p>The aim of the course was to introduce VIS operational system principles, technical system aspects and to provide a detailed overview of operations.<img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/Pages/VIS-L2.png" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>The target audience was Single Point of Contact (SPoC) managers and senior operational staff from Member States.<br></p><p>During the course the following topics were covered:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Introduction to VIS Incident Management and Request Fulfilment;</p></li><li><p>VIS Data Quality and VIS Service Manager 9 (SM9)</p></li><li><p>Incident and Requests Management - Hands on.</p></li></ul><p>Twelve participants from 10 EU Member States were trained during the Intermediate Level course. The training was supported with possibilities for e-learning through the eu-LISA LMS.</p><p>The attendees also had the opportunity to take an assessment test to measure the level of knowledge acquired during the training with 11 of them obtaining a VIS Professional certificate. The average test result was 86.7%.</p><p>DTPITO will continue with VIS Development Training Programme for IT Operators - Advanced Level (L3) on 3-4 April 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia. This will be the first ever training activity for Member States that will take place in eu-LISA's headquarters.<br></p>
Creation of ECRIS-TCN Approved by European Parliamenthttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Creation-of-ECRIS-TCN-Approved-by-European-Parliament.aspxCreation of ECRIS-TCN Approved by European Parliament19/03/2019 12:00:00<p>MEPs agreed in a vote today to create a new database on the past convictions of third country nationals (ECRIS-TCN), to complement the existing European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) that is used to exchange information on the previous convictions of EU citizens.</p><p>The new centralised database will improve the exchange of information in regard to criminal records of non-EU nationals, throughout the EU, contributing to the EU's fight against cross-border crime and terrorism.</p><p>The new ECRIS Third Country National (ECRIS-TCN) system will:</p><ul><li><p>Enable national authorities to quickly establish whether any EU member state holds criminal records on a non-EU citizen,</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Include data on dual nationals, who possess the nationality of a third country and of an EU country to ensure that individuals cannot hide past convictions simply by virtue of having two passports.</p></li></ul><p>The Parliament and Council negotiators have agreed that Europol, Eurojust and the future European Public Prosecutor's Office will also have access to ECRIS and the Third Country National system, in addition to judges and prosecutors in EU countries.</p><p>ECRIS-TCN will be developed and managed by eu-LISA. A Member State wishing to identify the Member State(s) holding criminal record information on a particular TCN can do so by performing a 'hit/no hit' search in the central TCN system.</p><p>Read the full EP Press Release here:</p><p><a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190308IPR30918/fighting-crime-faster-eu-wide-exchange-of-non-eu-nationals-criminal-records">Fighting crime: faster EU-wide exchange of non-EU nationals' criminal records</a></p><p>Find out more about ECRIS-TCN here:</p><p><a href="/AboutUs/SmartBorders/Pages/ECRIS-TCN.aspx">eu-LISA Activities > Large-Scale IT Systems > ECRIS-TCN</a><br></p><p><br></p>

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SIS 2018 statistics - factsheethttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/SIS 2018 statistics - factsheet.pdfSIS 2018 statistics - factsheet21/03/2019 22:00:00The factsheet on SIS 2018 Statistics highlights the main results of the data found in the full statistical report for 2018 that can also be found on this website76{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
SIS - 2018 statisticshttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/SIS 2018 statistics.pdfSIS - 2018 statistics21/03/2019 22:00:00SIS – 2018 Statistics is the annual public statistical document, published by eu-LISA, presenting a collection of data received from Member States and Associated Countries connected to SIS together with data available from the Central SIS system, as per the legal instruments governing the system.77{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}