Further possibilities of the European union agency eu-LISA in Estonia
In 2011, with the adoption of the Basic Regulation, an agency under the European Union (EU) was set up: European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA). The agency became operational in December 2012 and was headquartered in Tallinn, with Strasbourg as its main location and Sank Johann im Pongau as the location of its back-up systems. eu-LISA’s main task was the management of large-scale internal security IT systems important for the European Union. This policy paper briefly introduces the nature of EU agencies and summarizes the process of applying for eu-LISA. What were Estonia’s goals in applying for it? Nine years later, can it be said that these objectives have been met? Given that this is an agency that manages systems that are critical for the EU, is it possible for Estonia to further strengthen its position there?
Introduction ; Descriptions of the existing and future systems of eu-LISA ; European Union agencies ; Background of eu-LISA ; The process of applying for the country of location ; Outcome of the Agency ‘s negotiations ; Estonia’s initial wishes and further opportunities ; Summary