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eu-LISA
European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Agency overview
Formed2011 (establishment)
1 December 2012 (2012-12-01) (began activities)
JurisdictionEuropean Union
HeadquartersVesilennuki 5, 10415
Tallinn, Estonia
59°27′02″N 24°44′12″E / 59.450640°N 24.736670°E / 59.450640; 24.736670Coordinates: 59°27′02″N 24°44′12″E / 59.450640°N 24.736670°E / 59.450640; 24.736670
Agency executives
  • Krum Garkov, Executive Director
  • Zsolt Szolnok (Hungary), Chairperson of the Management Board
Key document
Websiteeulisa.europa.eu

The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) is an agency of the European Union (EU) that was founded in 2011 to ensure the uninterrupted operation of large-scale IT systems within the area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ).[1] It began its operational activities in December 2012.[1]

eu-LISA's headquarters is in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France.[1] The current Executive Director is Krum Garkov, who assumed his role in November 2012.[2]

Management Board[edit]

The Management Board composed of EU Member States and the European Commis­sion oversees the agency's activities.[3] Observer status on the board is given to Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein, as well as representatives of Eurojust and Europol.[3] The Management Board's Chairperson, since June 2018, is the Hungarian representative to the board, Zsolt Szolnoki.[3]

Mandate[edit]

eu-LISA is responsible for the operational management of IT-systems EURODAC, SIS II and VIS, while ensuring information security and data protection.[4] Thereby, it allows for immediate data exchange among member states.[4] Furthermore, eu-LISA evolves and develops new IT systems alongside building up a Centre of Excellence and conducting training, monitoring, and reporting. The agency describes itself as "one of the enablers of an integrated response to existing and emerging threats to European security". As such, it facilitates the practical implementation of political priorities and legal instruments.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Who We Are". www.eulisa.europa.eu. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Executive Director". www.eulisa.europa.eu. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Management Board". www.eulisa.europa.eu. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Core Activities". www.eulisa.europa.eu. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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