Enhanced Security with the Entry/Exit System

Enhanced Security with the Entry/Exit System


Europe is getting busier, with more than 270 million
border crossings by non-Europeans anticipated by 2020. Traditional forms of border
management control are changing, modernising, improving. And Europeans have come to expect
more accurate identity checks for those wishing to enter the EU. The Entry/Exit System is one of a number of large-scale
information technology systems that will be introduced to help border guards cope
with an ever-increasing number of visitors. The system will use
traveller self-service kiosks and automated border-check
procedures to ease the strain. EES will collect and store
precise traveller data, making this data instantly accessible to visa, immigration
and border management authorities across all Member States. Any information related to refusal
of entry is immediately available, along with a concise travel history for anyone entering or exciting
the Schengen Area. Overstayers and individuals
linked to criminal activity will find it increasingly difficult
to circumvent this Europe-wide system. By transitioning away
from manual stamping of passports and instead implementing
a central electronic database, EES will reinforce security
through more coordinated sharing and exchange of precise data. Overall this will make
border crossings faster, their management
more efficient and accurate, without increasing
the number of border guards. Finally, improving interoperability
between systems like EES and VIS is vital for better cooperation
between Member States to ensure Europe is safer for all. As of 2012,
eu-LISA plays an integral role in the operational management of
large-scale IT systems and databases that are crucial for the security
of the European Union. eu-LISA is ensuring that
interoperable large-scale IT systems supporting an area of enhanced
information-led freedom, security and justice, are safeguarded
for generations to come. We’re making it happen.

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