EENA office


Contact details

European Emergency Number Association - EENA112
Avenue de la Toison d'Or, 79 (3rd Floor)
1060 Brussels
Telephone: +32 (0)2 534 97 89


Reach us by public transport

Metro 2/6: "Hotel des Monnaies" station
Tram 92/94: "Louise" station

From the airport (Brussels National Airport):
-Train from the airport to Brussels city centre ("Gare du Midi" station)
-Metro 2/6 from "Gare du Midi" station to "Hotel des Monnaies" station (2 stops)

From the train station ("Gare du Midi" station):
-Metro 2/6 from "Gare du Midi" station to "Hotel des Monnaies" station (2 stops)



EENA always tries to provide the best services possible to its members, and that is why we have negotiated agreements for accommodation in Brussels.

Are you a member visiting Brussels for business related to EENA? If so, please do not hesitate to contact Petros Kremonas at for more information.


EENA Board of Directors

The new EENA Board of Directors was appointed during the last quarter of 2015. You can meet them here.


Meet the team

Gary joined EENA in October 2006. He is responsible for the strategic development of the association. Over the years, he led the creation of several successful EENA membership platforms, committees and events. He is in charge of government affairs and he managed a number of advocacy campaigns in Brussels. Gary holds a MA in European Affairs from the Political Science Institute of Strasbourg and a BA in Economics from the University of Orléans and the Abertay University in Dundee. A Europe-trotter, he studied or worked in Belgium, France, Ireland, Spain, Poland and the UK. He is a French national, also fluent in English (spiced up with some little basics of Spanish and Polish). 

Executive Director


Jérôme joined EENA in February 2009. As Managing Director, he is responsible for the smooth running of EENA activities. He also leads the development of EENA networks (Corporate members; Public Safety Officials; Researchers; Mobile Network Operators) and supervises all services provided to EENA members. Jérôme is member of the EENA Board of Directors as Treasurer. He is a French national, also fluent in English (the absence of a French accent is not guaranteed). He holds a Master in European Law and Political Sciences as well as a Master in Management of Organisations, both from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University.


Jérôme PARIS
Managing Director


Iratxe is a familiar face for the EENA community, as, prior to her joining the team, she was in the EENA Advisory Board and committees since 2008 and a co-chair of the Operations Committee for the last two years. She has co-authored multiple publications and has been a speaker in several conferences. Her last position was in the Emergency, Crisis & Disaster domains for Atos IT Solutions and Services for almost ten years. She is a volunteer for VOST Euskadi (Virtual Operations Support Teams), member of VOST Spain, and VOST Europe, where she serves as a spokesperson. Iratxe is an EENA friend for many years and has a deep belief in what EENA does. Iratxe speaks Spanish, English and French, as well as (a bit of) German.

Operations Director


Cristina joined EENA in October 2010. She coordinates all of the technical and emergency services' operations activities of the association. She also represents EENA in the international standardisation development organisations. Prior to joining EENA, Cristina served as IT manager of Madrid’s 112 centre in which she designed the IT components. She was a member of the Spanish delegation in the European Commission's working groups on 112 and eCall. Cristina holds a MA in Computer Science and an MA in Marketing, both from the Autonomous University of Madrid. As a Spanish national she is naturally very fond of Spanish food, but she has adapted very well to Belgian mussels, chocolate and waffles. She is fluent in English and French, conversant in German.

Technical Director


Taviana joined EENA in October 2014. She is in charge of the coordination of all EENA events and works closely with Petros to widely promote them through a variety of communication tools and channels. Prior to joining EENA, Taviana held the same position during 3 years for another noble European association where she was responsible for planning and coordinating the operations of events such as educational conferences hosting up to 4,000 participants. Taviana is a Belgian national with French as a mother tongue. She is fluent in English and Italian, but also conversant in Spanish and Dutch. She graduated from Public Relations and Communication from the UCL (Catholic University of Louvain) and completed an MA in Management of Organisations from the Louvain School of Management, Belgium. Her Sicilian origins makes her a solar young woman and a strong tiffosa of the Italy national football team during international competitions.

Events Coordinator


Petros joined EENA as an intern in June 2014. Petros is working as a Communications Officer at EENA, since he joined in 2014. He is responsible for both internal and external communications of the association, including strategic communications and planning, management of online tools and platforms, drafting of publications and reports, production of newsletters, and press outreach and liaison. Petros is a Greek national and speaks English and French. He is conversant in Spanish and he started acquiring Dutch by participating in language tandem courses.  He has obtained a Bachelor in International and European Studies from the University of Macedonia in Greece and a Master’s degree in European Studies: Transnational & Global Perspectives on History, Diversity and Culture from KU Leuven, Belgium.

Communications Officer


Benoît joined the team in September 2015 and is in charge of advocacy. He will help the team in liaising with the institutions of the European Union and different stakeholders, and work on increasing the awareness of the European emergency number 112 in Europe. Benoît has just graduated in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges; before that, he studied in Sciences Po Lille. He also spent one year abroad in Gothenburg (Sweden) as an erasmus student. Benoît has the French/Belgian dual citizenship and speaks French, English, Spanish and Swedish.

Advocacy Officer


Diana joined EENA as an intern in July 2017 and will be part of the team for three very interesting months. While bringing a fresh look on EENA’s communicational work, she is managing online tools as well as helping the team develop a communications strategy for the "EENA Members Workshop & Meet your MEP" upcoming event. Diana is a Romanian national and is fluent in English and French, while attempting some Spanish semi-successfully.  Diana has a Bachelor in Communications from the UCL (Catholic University of Louvain) and is currently in her final year of an MA in Public Relations, where she will be spending her last semester as an Erasmus student in famously warm and sunny Denmark.

Diana Jarnea
Communications Intern


Alexis joined the European projects team in 2015 and he is now responsible for planning and monitoring EENA’s participation in different European projects. In the past, he has been involved in management, R&D, consulting and teaching activities in the ICT sector, specifically since 1999. He has participated in more than 20 EU funded projects, gaining substantial expertise and insight.

Alexis is a Greek national and he holds a Master of Engineering (MEng), obtained from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom and speaks fluent English.

EU Projects Manager


Alexander is an emergency services consultant and a senior project manager with a strong background in ICT. In the last 15 years he has worked as consultant, project-manager, process-manager and team-manager at various companies like the National Police Agency (112) in the Netherlands, KPN (Dutch telecom), AtoS, ING, Dutch Tax Agency and 4CTelecom. Within the emergency services domain, Alexander is specialised in user requirements, social media, accessibility, quality control and communication means. He has vast experience working on previous EU projects such as Reach112 and ESENet. He is a Dutch national and speaks fluent English.

Alexander BOUSEMA
EENA Projects Consultant


Manu officially joined EENA in April 2010 but was involved in the early days of the association, giving a hand to Olivier since 2002. He advises Gary on developing the association and works with him on HR matters. Working part-time for EENA, he is mostly busy with a company he co-founded in the Events and Brand Activation sector. Manu also provides expertise to the rest of the team events and European projects, and he sits in the EENA Board of Administrators. He spent a year in USA and holds an MA in Public Relations from IHECS in Brussels. Passionate about people, music & RSC Anderlecht, he has French as a mother tongue but also speaks and sings fluently in English and Dutch. 

Emmanuel PAUL
HR & Strategy Consultant