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112 Awards Ceremony
EENA is proud to announce the 112 Awards 2014 winners.
112 AWARDEES HONOURED IN WARSAW FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SAVING LIVES
The 112 Awards Ceremony has revealed its winners. Awardees from the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Spain walked off with top honours rewarding their commitment to promote and improve the European emergency number 112.
The 112 Awards Ceremony was a night to remember for the around 350 participants (emergency services representatives, international organisations, representatives of the European institutions, solution providers) who came to recognise and support excellence throughout the European-wide emergency services field.
Held in conjunction with the EENA Conference 2014, the 112 Awards Ceremony concluded the quest for outstanding initiatives in the field of emergency services and rescue. Applications from all over Europe were submitted in the categories of the competition and a panel of independent experts assessed them before the EENA members gave their final vote. The winners of the 112 Awards 2014 were announced:
- The outstanding call taker is from Poland
- The outstanding citizens are 5 children and a journalist from Poland
- The outstanding 112 education initiative came from Greece
- The outstanding emergency call centres are in Moravia, the Czech Republic and in Catalonia, Spain
- The outstanding reform of the national 112 system award went to Romania
- The outstanding rescue was carried out in Finland
- The outstanding emergency services innovation was implemented in Slovenia
"Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for their outstanding efforts to promote and improve the European emergency number 112. During the 112 Awards Ceremony, which can be considered the "Oscars for the emergency services", the 112 Awardees demonstrated to us that we can build a safer society together and set the bar for emergency services worldwide", commented Demetrios Pyrros, Chair of the EENA Advisory Board.
The 112 Awards Ceremony, which is run in conjunction with the conference, recognises and rewards some of the emergency services and citizens for their outstanding achievements in improving and promoting the European emergency number 112.
EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.
The EENA memberships include more than 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.