Eurodac (European Asylum Dactyloscopy Database) is a large-scale IT system that helps with the management of European asylum applications since 2003, by storing and processing the digitalised fingerprints of asylum seekers and irregular migrants who have entered a European country. In this way, the system helps to identify new asylum applications against those already registered in the database.
It is used by 32 countries: 27 EU Member States, 4 Associated Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and the United Kingdom. EU Member States connected as per December 2019 were: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
National asylum authorities use Eurodac to store new fingerprints and compare existing records on asylum seekers.
Statistical data on the work of the Eurodac Central System are made public at the end of each year in accordance with the Eurodac Regulation (Article 8(2) of Regulation (EU) No 603/2013). The statistics contain a breakdown of data for each Member State.
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- European Asylum Dactyloscopy Database Statistics
- Accrual Periodicity
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- Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France, Finland, Greece, United Kingdom, Hungary, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Sweden, Slovenia
- European Union Open Data Portal