EU Agency for large-scale IT systems (EU-LISA)

Source: Europa Nu.

The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) provides technological support for the EU countries’ efforts to make Europe safer.

eu-LISA manages large-scale integrated IT systems that

  • maintain internal security in the Schengen countries
  • enable Schengen countries to exchange visa data
  • determine which EU country is responsible for examining a particular asylum application.

The agency helps ensure Europeans can travel freely within the EU, without compromising Europe’s security. eu-LISA also tests new technologies to help put in place a more modern, efficient and secure border management system in the EU. It coordinated the testing and follow-up of the Smart Borders pilot project, the analysis of results and reporting on the pilot project, in close cooperation with the participating EU countries and the European institutions.