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EENA Conference 2016 – Learn more about the key sessions
There are 2 months left until we see each other at the EENA Conference and Exhibition in Prague (6-8 April). About 500 delegates from more than 50 countries are expected! The EENA Conference will welcome emergency services and public authorities from all over Europe and even world-wide e.g. Australia, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Lebanon, Israel, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates should be with us this year.
Ahead of this unique event, we look forward to many exciting sessions, covering a broad range of topics related to the emergency services field. Have you already checked the Conference programme? If not, you can find below an overview of some key-sessions that we cannot wait to discuss with you!
Use of social media during the Paris attacks
The shocking Paris attacks in November 2015 presented the citizens of the French capital with a great challenge and they tested the resilience and expertise of the emergency services. But what role did social media have to play during and after the catastrophic events? In this session we will hear from eye-witnesses and social media experts on the assessment of social media and its future within the emergency management domain.
Outlining how Airbnb's Global Disaster Relief Programme supports citizens during emergencies
In 2013, Airbnb launched a global disaster response initiative to allow Airbnb hosts to provide accommodation for people in need when disasters strike. Examples can be found in London, Paris, the Balkans, New York and the Philippines to mention just a few. In this keynote, Airbnb will provide first-hand experience of how their members are playing an important role in supporting citizens during disasters
Use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS, or drones) by the emergency services
The use of RPAS, or drones, by the emergency services is growing and their impact is significant. In this session you will hear examples of how RPAS have been implemented in Europe, their impact, as well as how the identified challenges are being met.
Next Generation 112 testing report
The concept of "Next Generation 112" (NG112) has been identified as a potential answer to the increasing requirements and demands of content-rich emergency calling. The interoperability of such NG112 products and services has not been tested in Europe up until now. In this session the results of the 1st NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtests™ event, in conjunction with ETSI will be presented and discussed.
Advanced Mobile Location (AML) session and panel
AML is a rapidly expanding technology designed to support the provision of accurate and reliable mobile caller location information to the emergency services. Join us in the track 2 session to hear the latest updates from those who are participating in this initiative in Europe. Also, don’t miss the plenary panel on AML gathering experts from private and public entities that will discuss how AML can be deployed and what needs to be done, when and by whom.
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.