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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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Today we placed the cornerstone of the new Information architecture for the Justice and Home Affairs domainhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/New-Information-Architecture.aspxToday we placed the cornerstone of the new Information architecture for the Justice and Home Affairs domain16/05/2019 21:00:00<p>​After almost two years of the most extensive and thorough preparatory work the European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) and the winning tenderer – an <em>IBM Belgium BVBA, Atos Belgium NV and Leonardo S.p.a.</em> consortium - formalised the launch of the Framework Contract for the implementation and maintenance in working order of a new IT system, the Entry/Exit System (EES).  <br></p><p><em>"Today we reached a significant milestone for not only eu-LISA but Europe by large, signalling the end of the discussions phase and the beginning of implementation which will have an EU wide impact on border management and internal security. This is how our Agency starts building the solid foundations of a new information architecture in the Justice and Home Affairs domain, which will bring a range of new and extended capabilities for EU Member States and will facilitate a strong and timely response to the present challenges in the areas of border management and internal security that concern all EU citizens. We cannot accomplish all this alone though. We need strong partners as well as close and constructive cooperation with them. We are delighted that today, after years of dedication and hard work by our teams, to have found knowledgeable and experienced partners that I believe are capable of delivering under challenging deadlines and a complex scope of work, assisting eu-LISA to achieve a timely implementation of the Entry/ Exit System for the EU,</em>" emphasised Krum GARKOV, eu-LISA's Executive Director, during the kick-off meeting at the Agency's operational site in Strasbourg, France.</p><p>The EES is one of the IT systems foreseen to shape the EU's new IT architecture that will contribute to the modernisation of external border management, help Member States deal with ever increasing number of travellers to the EU without having to increase the number of border guards as well as reinforce internal security and the fight against terrorism and serious crime. EES will electronically register third-country nationals visiting the Schengen area for a short stay. It aims to facilitate border checks, reduce delays and ensure reliable identification of over-stayers. The main users of the new IT system will be EU Member States' dedicated and competent authorities and Europol with a view to preventing, detecting and investigating terrorism as well as perpetrators or victims of crime. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) will have access to EES in order to consult specific data when risk analyses and vulnerability assessments are to be carried out.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>New Service Lines for eu-LISA</strong></p><p>The Agency initiated the preparatory work related to the implementation of the EES back in 2016, in parallel with the process of the adoption of the legal proposal. This approach proved to be efficient and allowed for a smooth implementation of EES, as soon as its legal base entered into force at the end of 2017. Being a centre of excellence in the field of development and management of large-scale IT systems, the Agency is now responsible for implementing all the activities related to the development, implementation and operational management of the central EES as well as connecting Member State border infrastructures to the central EES. This will be done by the National Uniform Interface (NUI), which is identical across all Member States as it is based on common technical specifications. eu-LISA will not only develop this interface but also coordinate the  integration of the NUI by the Member States at their national level. In addition, eu-LISA is to host the other external interface of EES – the Web Service (WS) – which is to provide services to third country nationals wishing to verify their authorised length of stay. The WS will function also as a carriers' gateway to check if third country nationals with a short visa, issued for one or two entries, has already reached the number of entries authorized by the visa, or not. Both, the NUI and the WS, are new types of services which eu-LISA has not offered before. </p><p>The overall ceiling of the EES Framework Contract is slightly over euro 142,000,000 for a maximum period of six years. </p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Background:</strong></p><p><strong>About eu-LISA</strong></p><ul><li>Since its establishment in 2011 and start of operation on 1 December 2012, the Agency has been a key stakeholder in the JHA domain and an essential part of, and net contributor to, the normal functioning of the Schengen Area. It has proven itself to be a reliable provider of operational services for the systems entrusted to it, making the systems operational 24/7 uninterruptedly and providing direct access to 28 Member States, 4 Associated Countries and selected JHA Agencies. It continuously evolves its systems to better serve end-user needs and meet changing policy demands. </li><li>The Agency ensures the operational management of the <em>European Dactyloscopy</em> Database (<strong>Eurodac</strong>), the Schengen Information System (<strong>SIS</strong>) and the Visa Information System (<strong>VIS</strong>) and their respective communication infrastructures. In the coming years, <strong>the existing systems will be renewed/upgraded and new systems</strong>, namely the Entry/Exit System (<strong>EES</strong>), the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (<strong>ETIAS</strong>) and the European Criminal Records Information System for Third County Nationals (<strong>ECRIS-TCN</strong>) <strong>will be developed and enter into operation</strong>.</li><li>Further to the evolution and development of individual systems, <strong>interoperability of large-scale IT systems</strong> will also be developed and implemented. Interoperability and its components, namely the Common Identity Repository, the European Search Portal, the shared Biometric Matching Service, the Multiple Identity Detector and the Central Repository for Reporting and Statistics, will provide modern solutions to IT services.</li><li>The headquarters of the Agency are located in Tallinn, Estonia; its operational site is in Strasbourg, France and it has a liaison office is in Brussels, Belgium. </li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Links:</strong></p><p>Website: <a href="/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/</span></a> </p><p>Social media: <a href="https://twitter.com/EULISA_agency"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Twitter</span></a>; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/agencyeulisa/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Facebook</span></a>; <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/eu-lisa"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">LinkedIn</span></a>; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAXymjo8D1kXESrcbGqRKw"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">YouTube</span></a></p><p>Press release: <a href="/Newsroom/PressRelease/Documents/2019-EES-Kickoff.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">PDF</span></a></p><p>EES promotional video: <a href="/Newsroom/VideoGallery/Pages/Detail.aspx?VID=164"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Enhanced Security with the Entry/ Exit System</span></a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Contact: </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="mailto:press@eulisa.europa.eu">press@eulisa.europa.eu</a></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p>
Legislation finalised - Interoperability adopted by the Councilhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Gaps-closed-between-information-systems-for-security-borders-and-migration-management.aspxLegislation finalised - Interoperability adopted by the Council13/05/2019 21:00:00<p>​Today, the Council adopted the <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-5202_en.htm" target="_blank">Commission's proposal</a> to close important security gaps by making EU information systems for security, migration and border management work together in a more intelligent and targeted way. A <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/working-document-joint-declaration-legislative-priorities-2018-19_en.pdf" target="_blank">political priority for 2018-2019,</a> the interoperability measures will ensure that border guards and police officers have access to the right information whenever and wherever they need it to perform their duties.</p> <p>Welcoming the adoption, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “An effective and genuine Security Union is about ensuring that national authorities and EU Agencies can cooperate seamlessly by connecting the dots between our migration, border and security information systems. Today, we are putting in place a critical pillar of this project, giving border guards and police officers the right tools to protect European citizens".</p><p>Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King added: “With interoperability today becoming a legal reality, the blind spots that exist in our information systems will soon be eliminated. Those working in the frontline to keep EU citizens safe, police officers and border guards, will have efficient access to the information they need, when they need it. And criminals will no longer be able to easily slip through the net.”</p><p>Today's adoption marks the final step in the legislative procedure. The text of the Regulation will now be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and enter into force 20 days later.</p><p>eu-LISA, the EU Agency responsible for the operational management of large-scale information systems in the area of freedom, security and justice will then begin the technical work of implementing the interoperability measures. This work is expected to be complete by 2023.<br></p><p>The Commission also stands ready to assist Member States in implementing the Regulation.<br></p>
Save the Date! eu-LISA Annual Conference 2019https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Save-the-Date---eu-LISA-Annual-Conference-2019.aspxSave the Date! eu-LISA Annual Conference 201905/05/2019 21:00:00<p>On 16 October 2019, eu-LISA will host its 6<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference <strong> <em>"The New Information Architecture as a Driver for Efficiency and Effectiveness in Internal Security"</em></strong>,<strong><em> </em></strong>in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference will be organised in cooperation with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.</p><p>This year's conference will focus on the rapid changes in the area of freedom, security and justice brought about by digitalisation and the new information architecture envisaged in recent legislative developments. Topics to be discussed will include the nature of the changes, realisable efficiency gains, challenges created and specific effects on law enforcement and border activities. Furthermore, future perspectives will be explored by discussing the role of analytics, artificial intelligence and other evolving technologies and their potential to advance business processes in the JHA domain.</p><p>The conference is expected to convene up to 180 delegates from Member States, EU Institutions and Agencies, academia as well as industry.<br></p><p>Updates regarding the programme, the speakers, participation and registration will be available soon on a dedicated website.<br></p><p>The conference will be followed by the eu-LISA Industry Roundtable, on 17 October 2019 in Tallinn.<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <img src="/Newsroom/News/PublishingImages/2019ac-poster.jpg" alt="" style="max-width:75%;" /> <br> </p>

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List of designated authorities which have access to data recorded in the Central System of Eurodachttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/2019 Eurodac updated list of authorities - asylum.pdfList of designated authorities which have access to data recorded in the Central System of Eurodac22/04/2019 21:00:00List of designated authorities which have access to data recorded in the Central System of Eurodac pursuant to Article 27(2) of the Regulation (EU) No 603/2013, for the purpose laid down in Article 1(1) of the same Regulation. The list was initially published on the OJ C237 on 20.07.2015. Where there are amendments thereto, the Agency shall publish once a year an updated consolidated list online. The present consolidated list is based on the list of designated authorities communicated by Member States by 13 March 2019.79{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
Report of the Working Group on ICT Solutions for External Borders (sea/land)https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/WG on ICT Solutions for External Borders - Report.pdfReport of the Working Group on ICT Solutions for External Borders (sea/land)26/03/2019 22:00:00The Report of the Working Group (WG) on ICT Solutions for External Borders (sea/land) summarises the outcomes and recommendations of the WG on ICT Solutions for Member States (MS) with External Borders (sea/land), as mandated by the EES Program Management Board. The scope of the WG was to facilitate the work towards a viable solution and a common architecture for the implementation of EES at the external land and sea borders. Thus, the WG discussed and defined requirements towards a practical technology solution that will be deployed on the land and sea borders in a unified way. The solution should ensure the fulfilment of all EES requirements, particularly connected with the use of biometrics, taking into account that only limited time for border control is available. That means the ICT solution should be quick enough not to cause unreasonably long waiting times at the borders.78{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}