Status of emergency services hot topics in Europe

EENA progress update on location, drones, apps, eCall and more...

Status of emergency services hot topics in Europe














Four months ago, European emergency services marched to Brussels! Why?

Around 100 EENA Members worked for 2 days on 12 workshops coming up with recommendations on all emergency response essentials. On day 3, they met with their Members of the European Parliament to discuss their concerns about the future of the 112 service. The events concluded with a pan-European march in honour victims of terrorism and in support of emergency services where rescuers, politicians, victims and citizens marched together and sent a strong message: we can #makeEUsafe.

Following the event, EENA published a report detailing the workshops' next steps agreed by EENA Members. EENA committed to regular updates on the status. Today, we are happy to announce the publication of the first update of the “EENA Members Workshop” report.

Take a look on the progress of the 12 workshops and at what still needs to be done to contribute to #makeEUsafe!



List of workshops:

  1. eCall & TPS eCall - Remaining issues
  2. EENA's start-up programme & how emergency services can benefit from it
  3. Deploying AML - Lessons learnt
  4. NG112 - What can you deploy today?
  5. Social media in emergency management
  6. The future of AML
  7. PEMEA & 112 apps
  8. Drones for public safety
  9. Public warning & crisis communications preparedness
  10. Cybersecurity & public safety
  11. Virtual Operations Support Teams - VOST
  12. AED Mapping


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.