The first HeERO International Conference (15 November 2012 in Zagreb, Croatia) will be held in conjunction with the EENA Roundtable on 112 in the Balkans (16 November). Register soon!
Lithuania – Arturas Kedavicius, the Head of the Lithuanian Emergency Call Centre (ERC), resigned last week following the murder of a young girl that was not rescued because emergency services were not able to locate her position (despite many calls from her to the ERC). Interviewed by the Lithuanian TV, EENA’s Executive Director (Gary Machado) stated that the responsibility should be placed firmly on the shoulders of the European Commission and the Commissioner in charge of 112, Vice-President Neelie Kroes and not Mr. Kedavicius. The European Commission has not implemented enough accurate caller location requirements at European level, despite several Member States (including Lithuania) having asked for them.
The answer of the European Commission follows a letter sent by EENA in which some problems related to multilingualism and awareness of 112 in Italy were revealed.
Under the intiative of EENA and with the support of sponsors, a 112 information campaign took place at the International Brussels Airport on 11.2.2008 at the occasion of the European 112 Day
United Kingdom – Following several years of discussion, the 101 non-emergency number has been dropped.
EENA is delighted to announce that MEP Alain Lamassoure has decided to join EENA Advisory Board. Alain Lamassoure is a French Member of the European Parliament (EPP-ED). Alain Lamassoure was Minister of European Affairs in France between 1993 and 1995 and Minister of Budget between 1995 and 1997.
In his report to the French President in June 2008 to prepare the French Presidency of the EU, M. Lamassoure requested strong actions to ensure that 112 is known and functions appropriately.