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Meet the new EENA Committees
Providing operational & technical expertise on emergency services...
We are delighted to announce the new EENA Operations & Technical Committees Chairs & Vice-Chairs.
EENA COMMITTEES IN A NUTSHELL
The EENA Committees are working groups providing expertise on operational and technical issues related to emergency services. The Committees facilitate knowledge-sharing with the production of added-value documents, and share their expertise via webinars for EENA Members. Committee members are in contact via dedicated mailing lists, where key-issues are discussed and debated.
The EENA Operations Committee creates a set of requirements and recommendations for European emergency services; stimulates sharing of best practices among emergency services; and reviews the different 112 models in Europe.
While citizens use IP-based communications every day, emergency services are hardly reachable by means other than standard voice communications. The Technical Committee works to establish requirements so that emergency services can be accessed via a whole range of IP-communications, as well as to make emergency services more interoperable using Next Generation Networks.
COMMITTEE CHAIRS & VICE-CHAIRS
Chair: Wolfgang Kampichler, Frequentis
Vice-Chair: Markus Bornheim, Avaya
Vice-Chair: Andy Hutton, Unify
Vice-Chair: Fidel Liberal, University of the Basque Country (Spain)
Vice-Chair: Bill Mertka, Motorola Solutions
Vice-Chair: James Winterbottom, Standardisation Expert
Make sure to visit the EENA website regularly so that you are up-to-date with emergency services topics!
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.