SIS II - Second generation Schengen Information System

Operational management of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) which entered into operation on 09 April 2013 replacing SIS1. SIS II; the largest information system for public security in Europe; allows information exchanges between national border control; customs and police authorities ensuring that the free movement of people within the EU can take place in a safe environment. It also contains alerts on missing persons; in particular children; as well as information on certain property; such as banknotes; cars; vans; firearms and identity documents that may have been stolen; misappropriated or lost.

Currently SIS II is used by 29 countries (25 EU MS + 4 Associated Countries).

25 EU: Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; the Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden

Associated Countries connected to SIS II are: Iceland; Liechtenstein; Norway and Switzerland.

Statistics are available to the public as analyses presented in studies on annual basis.

Statistics of interest:

Refusals of entry -> statistics on alerts art 24 SIS II Regulation “refused entry or stay in the Schengen area when the authorities had already made a decision that they should not enter”


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Additional Info

Dataset ID SISII
Status Active
Spatial Coverage European Union
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2020-01-20
Category operational data

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