SIRENE-Schengen information system
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"Protecting a Europe without internal borders"
Welcome. This website describes aspects of free movement of persons (border control) and law enforcement (police, customs, judicial authorities) cooperation in a "Europe Without Internal Borders" focused on the SIRENE Bureaux.
Individuals enjoy the right to move freely within the Schengen Area.Schengen cooperation aims to protect people and their property by reducing opportunities for this right to be abused. This involves enhanced and effective cooperation between the police, customs, external border control and judicial authorities of all Member States, necessitated by the abolition of internal borders.
SIS - Schengen Information System
In Europe, the SIS is the largest shared database on maintaining public security, support police and judicial co-operation and managing external border control. Participating States provide entries, called "alerts", on wanted and missing persons, lost and stolen property and entry bans. It is immediately and directly accessible to all police officers at street level and other law enforcement officials and authorities who need the information to carry out their roles in protecting law and order and fighting crime. It covers most of the European Union, together with Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.
- SIRENE stands for Supplementary Information Request at the National Entry and outlines the main task of the "SIRENE Bureaux" established in all Schengen States, which is the exchange of additional or supplementary information on alerts between the states;
- SIRENE Bureaux provide supplementary information on alerts and coordinate measures in relation to alerts in the Schengen Information System (SIS), and ensures that appropriate action is taken if a wanted person is arrested, a person who has been refused entry to the Schengen area tries to re-enter, a missing person found, a stolen car or ID document seized, etc.;The Schengen area is that area without internal border controls.
- SIRENE Bureauxalso exchange data important for police and judicial co-operation, conducts database queries, coordinates cross-border operations, etc.