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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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#discoverEULISA: our new Awareness Package!https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/discoverEULISA-our-new-Awareness-Package.aspx#discoverEULISA: our new Awareness Package!25/05/2020 12:00:00<p>​Have you ever needed to describe to someone how eu-LISA´s large-scale IT systems facilitate the implementation of the right to free movement within the Schengen Area? Or maybe, when explaining to your colleagues the specifics of eu-LISA´s daily activities, you could use some support material?</p><p>Discover our brand new awareness package: <a href="https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu/" target="_blank">https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu</a> – a one-stop shop that presents eu-LISA and its business areas in a fresh and interactive way.</p><p>This mini-website contains everything you need to know about the various activities of eu-LISA as well as material and resources, which you can use in your work and share - interactive webpages, dedicated pop out windows, animation videos, links back to the Agency's corporate website and take-away PDF downloads. Each of the large-scale systems in eu-LISA's mandate has its own area, as do interoperability, Member State Training, R&D and Reporting and Statistics. </p><p>Discover eu-LISA: The Schengen Area Information Engine!<br></p><h2>Background<br></h2><p>Subsequent to the new legal mandate, eu-LISA not only manages Eurodac, SIS and VIS, but also has to develop EES, ETIAS and ECRIS-TCN, whilst ensuring Interoperability between all of the systems. Further to that, Member State training, Research & Development as well as Reporting and Statistics have all taken on a more important and visible role. In order to introduce and highlight all these aspects, an updated approach to presenting the Agency and its work with external audiences has been thought out and developed.</p><p><a href="https://discover.eulisa.europa.eu/" target="_blank">#discoverEULISA</a><br></p><p><br></p>
First ECRIS-TCN Development Milestone Reachedhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/First-ECRIS-TCN-Development-Milestone-Reached.aspxFirst ECRIS-TCN Development Milestone Reached19/05/2020 09:30:00<p>eu-LISA has taken over operational management of the ECRIS Reference Implementation (RI) from DG-JUST as of 14 April 2020. This marks the first milestone in the development of ECRIS-TCN, a new, centralised, hit/no-hit large-scale IT system to supplement the existing EU criminal records database (ECRIS) on non-EU nationals convicted in the European Union.</p><p></p><p>ECRIS, the European Criminal Records Information System, provides an electronic exchange of criminal record information on a decentralised basis between Member States. Developed in 2012, ECRIS RI offers a web-based integration interface which enables connecting with Member States' legal systems such as their criminal record registers.</p><p>Once operational, ECRIS-TCN (European Criminal Records Information System – Third Country Nationals) will allow Member States to find out much quicker in which other Member State(s) information on previous convictions of a non-EU national are stored.</p><p>Efficient exchange of criminal records information is instrumental in combating cross-border crime. ECRIS-TCN will contribute to implementing the principle of mutual recognition of sentences and judicial decisions in a common area of justice and security where people move freely, such as the Schengen Area.</p> <br> <p><strong>Further Reading</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/isa2/news/testa-contributes-eu-wide-fight-against-cross-border-crime-and-terrorism_en" target="_blank">TESTA contributes to the EU-wide fight against cross-border crime and terrorism</a></li><li>ECRIS-TCN Leaflet, available in <a href="/Publications/Information%20Material/Leaflet%20ECRIS-TCN.pdf" target="_blank">EN</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(FR).pdf" target="_blank">FR</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(ET).pdf" target="_blank">ET</a>, <a href="/Publications/Documents/Leaflets2019/ECRIS-TCN%20(DE).pdf" target="_blank">DE</a>.</li></ul><br>
Online Advisory Groups – The New Normal!https://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Online-Advisory-Groups-The-New-Normal.aspxOnline Advisory Groups – The New Normal!14/05/2020 13:00:00<p>Since Europe's largest IT systems in the realm of freedom, security and justice cannot afford to be brought to a halt due to COVID-19 and its derived travel restrictions, neither can their management and governance. Further to similar meetings held in April, "Business as usual" now involves eu-LISA governance meetings being held with video conferencing technology.  On Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th May respectively, eu-LISA managed the SIS and Eurodac Advisory Group meetings online with participants joining from all corners of Europe.<br></p><p>The Schengen information System (SIS) Advisory Group, that took place last Tuesday, saw presentations, updates and discussions focus on many aspects. Topics covered included a tour-de-table during which Member States present the SIS state of play in their respective countries, progress made on the implementation of the system Recast, AFIS phase 2, increasing capacity and the CS SIM. Testing activities as well as future SIS related projects planned for 2022-2024 were also on the agenda.</p><p>Today's Eurodac AG focused on, amongst others, usage statistics as well as details from individual Member States on open issues, the status of ITSM integration and feedback on operations. Eurodac related future tasks for 2022-2024 were also discussed as were the development levels reached on current projects and the migration of the Eurodac Interest Group from its current location to a different electronic platform.</p><p>A total of close to 100 Member State representatives, observers and Agency staff attended the meetings with but a few Member States having occasional connectivity issues. The next online Advisory Group meetings will be EES/ETIAS, ECRIS-TCN and Interoperability in the first half of June 2020.</p><p>Each online meeting presents the possibility to technically improve on the previous and the overall opportunity to integrate a new management method into the expanding landscape of running the JHA IT systems that help keep Europe's citizens safe.<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/2020 Eurodac updated list of authorities - asylum.pdfList of designated authorities which have access to data recorded in the Central System of Eurodac16/04/2020 21:00:00This is the list 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, covering 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 3 March 2020.96{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
Eurodac - 2019 Statistics - factsheethttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/Eurodac - 2019 Statistics - factsheet.pdfEurodac - 2019 Statistics - factsheet18/03/2020 22:00:00Eurodac is the centralised European database that stores and processes the digitalised fingerprints of asylum seekers and irregular migrants who have entered a European country. This helps determine the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application. Eurodac stands for EUROpean Asylum DACtyloscopy database. Pursuant to Article 8(2) of Regulation (EU) No 603/2013, at the end of each year eu-LISA publishes statistical data on Eurodac for each Member State. This factsheet is a summary of the full report also published on this website.92{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}