Crossing information systems: a contribution to security and migration management

Interoperability of information systems

Law enforcement and migration authorities have access to many information systems at the European level. Today, a request must be submitted to each system separately, which implies a loss of efficiency and time. Tomorrow, thanks to an IT solution (interoperability), the authorities will be able to access information from different systems through a single request. Hence, they will better detect people who pose a threat to security or lie about their real identity. This helps to combat terrorism and serious crime, improves the management of migration and strengthens security in the Schengen Area. On October 9, 2019, the Federal Council put in consultation a project in this sense.


Dossier: The Swiss Coordination Unit against the Trafficking of Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Exchange of information

Crime is a reflection of society. It is digital, mobile, connected. Terrorists and criminals do not act locally. They do not stop at borders, whether cantonal or national. In order to strengthen security, a rapid and most comprehensive exchange of information between police forces is indispensable.

Dossier: A common-sense approach to using the internet


Since the beginning of 2015 Europe has been rocked by a series of jihadist terror attacks. Carried out with little planning and using moderate means, attacks like these can strike anyone and anywhere, be it in a Paris restaurant, at a celebratory parade in Nice, at a Christmas market in Berlin or in a Stockholm shopping street. According to the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS), there is currently a ‘heightenedʼ risk of a terrorist attack in Europe