• Table of Contents
  • Table of Figures
  • Table of Tables
  • 1 Executive Summary
  • 2 Introduction
  • 2.1 Background
  • 2.2 Study Objectives
  • 2.3 Methodology
  • 2.4 Difficulties encountered
  • 3 Business needs
  • 3.1 General user needs
  • 3.2 Relevance of existing systems and tools
  • 3.3 Information query and exchange needs
  • 3.4 Information system requirements
  • 3.4.1 Search criteria
  • 3.4.2 Information available through EPRIS
  • 3.4.3 System access and use
  • 3.5 User needs conclusions
  • 3.5.1 Challenges
  • 3.5.2 Expert suggestions
  • 4 Options under consideration
  • 4.1 Baseline scenario: No New System/use of existing systems
  • 4.2 Semi-Central System
  • 4.3 Central System
  • 5 Recommendations
  • 5.1 Concrete actions – incremental progress
  • 5.2 Improved use of existing systems
  • 5.2.1 Europol Information System (EIS)
  • 5.2.2 SIENA
  • 5.2.3 SIS II
  • 5.2.4 Prüm
  • 5.2.5 Summary
  • 5.3 Definition of the term “police record” at EU level
  • 5.4 Evaluating criminal justice cooperation
  • 5.5 EPRIS design
  • 5.5.1 System architecture
  • 5.5.2 Data and formats
  • 5.5.3 Categories of persons
  • 5.5.4 Access and searching modalities
  • 5.5.5 Management Structure
  • 5.5.6 Legal framework
  • 5.5.7 Impact
  • 6 Annexes
  • Annex 1: Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Annex 2: Methodology
  • Annex 3: List of contacts undertaken at national and EU level
  • Annex 4: List of organisations interviewed
  • Annex 5: Summarised records of meetings with Member States and other stakeholders
  • Annex 6: Description of scenarios
  • Annex 7: Main study instruments
  • 7.1 Questionnaire
  • 7.2 Interview Guide
  • Annex 8: Status summary
  • Annex 9: Folders with filled out Questionnaires and Interview Guides
  • Annex 10: Relevant projects and systems in place
  • Annex 11: List of offences outside Europol’s mandate
  • Annex 12: Inventory of Member States' national legislations
  • Annex 13: Bibliography