We believe that emergency apps connecting citizens with the emergency services have to fully work everywhere in the EU. To achieve this, apps should be interconnected in a standardized way.
Imagine if emergency apps didn’t just work within a small geographical territory but everywhere in Europe. That’s what PEMEA is all about. EENA is working towards the implementation of a Pan-European Mobile Emergency Apps (PEMEA) strategy and provides regular updates via documentation on our work.
EENA, together with Beta 80, Deveryware and the Developers Alliance, launched a pan-European call for applications from countries and emergency apps who want to make public safety history. The PEMEA project was officially launched on 11 September 2018 in Madrid, Spain. The project will see real-world deployments of the PEMEA architecture in countries and regions around Europe.
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First Phase Project Results
The first outcomes of the project are already available, and the testing performed confirms the power of PEMEA to provide:
- Citizens with access to emergency services any place in Europe by using their local apps in roaming
- PSAPs with the right app information (accurate location, caller language, ICE contacts, etc) regardless of the app the person is using, so that PSAPs can provide the person in need the help they need as fast as possible.
All of this means that PEMEA is ready for European deployment!
In the next months, project partners will focus on finalising Phase I with PEMEA in a life environment, and starting Phase II of the project to begin in September 2019. All information about Phase I and its results can be found in the Phase I Report.