The origin of EUCARIS

EUCARIS has been developed by and for governmental authorities. EUCARIS started in 1994 as a co-operation among national registration authorities from five European countries to fight international vehicle crime and driving licence tourism by means of exchanging vehicle and driving licence information between its members. Tackling these issues became increasingly acute because of the abolishment of border controls within the Schengen area. The international co-operation has been formalised in the multi-lateral EUCARIS Treaty. The EUCARIS Treaty was signed June 29, 2000 in Luxembourg by Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. On 1 May 2009 the Treaty formally entered into force. Since that date other States also got access to the cooperation network and have acceded to the Treaty.

Since the development of the EUCARIS system, the number of countries using the EUCARIS technology and the number of services offered has been growing constantly, as the decentral technology of EUCARIS has proven useful for the exchange of other transport related information, based on different legal frameworks .

Over the years, the number of services available in EUCARIS, as well as the numbers of Member States using each service, has increased. Go here for more information about the EUCARIS services. Visit the countries section if you want more information about what Member State is using what service.