EENA is happy to have concluded the launch of two new events:

The EENA Members’ workshop on 19-20 October in Brussels, that was followed by a “Meet Your MEP” event within the European Parliament in the morning of 21 October.

How can we improve the quality of emergency response in Europe? This is the question emergency services from all 28 EU Member States gathered in Brussels to answer.

Summary of the 3 days

EENA Members Workshop, 19-20 October

Emergency services and public safety professionals worked in small workshops covering 15 key-items of emergency response. The result? Concrete recommendations to progress for the safety of all Europeans.

Meet your MEP, 21 October

Emergency services joined their European political representatives at the European Parliament. More than 160 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) had informal discussions with rescuers from their countries to hear their concerns, as well as their ideas about the way forward.

Check out on Twitter HERE what people and key politicians had to say with our hashtag #Isupport112

Outcomes of the events

Read all the details and outcomes of the workshops, the ‘Meet your MEP’ event and much more in the events’ report!

Last updated report in February 2017 with status of actions agreed by EENA Members is available HERE.

Would you like to see some more? Check out the photos of the events below:

Aim of the events

EENA Members' workshop

The event aimed at fostering the sharing of experience, best practices and ideas in the emergency services field. The participants worked in small groups with the objective to produce technical, operational and legal requirements. The event also provided the attendees an opportunity to discuss regulatory and policy issues.

"Meet your MEP" event


The event was a unique occasion for EENA Members to conclude the debate of the previous days and for the representatives of the European emergency services and public authorities to submit the workshop recommendations to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) of their home country. This was done through discussion tables with the aim to improve the quality of emergency services in the European Union for all citizens.

WHo attended?

These events welcomed about 100 EENA members composed of representatives operating in emergency services, ministries, national regulatory authorities, universities and research institutes, solution provider companies and including politicians at European level.

Special thanks to our sponsors

These events were kindly co-supported by the European People’s Party Group (EPP) in the European Parliament, the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR), the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group, (ALDE), the Greens/EFA, and the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL).

We would also like to thank the City of Brussels for the support with transportation.