Happy birthday 112!

112 turns 25

29 July 2016 - The common European emergency number 112 turns 25! On 29 July 1991, the Council of the European Union (EU) established 112 as the common emergency number for all the EU.

To celebrate, here are some important milestones of its journey:

We want to make sure that 112 keeps growing, for every European citizen in need.

Join us in raising awareness among your friends and family: Emergency in the EU? Dial 112!

“You can dial 112 everywhere in the EU, free of charge,
24/7, for the police, ambulance, or fire brigade.”


Learn more:

Useful information about 112 – Available here

EENA Awareness Partners – Available here

112 Campaigns – Available here

112 promotional material – Available here

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.