A big thank to to everyone that joined! You made this event a success for people everywhere in Europe!

How can improved emergency response help #makeEUsafe for all Europeans? 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, 16-17 October

Emergency services and public safety professionals worked in small workshops covering 12 key-items of emergency response. The result? Concrete recommendations to progress for the safety of all Europeans.

Meet your MEP, 18 October

Emergency services joined their European political representatives at the European Parliament. More than 200 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 what people had to say here or view some of the interviews with key politicians here.

Tribute in honour of terrorism victims & in support of emergency services, 18 October

The 3-day events concluded with a march in honour of terrorist attacks victims & in support of emergency services. EU emergency services joined victims & survivors, top-level officials from the EU and Member States, as well as citizens to pay tribute to victims of terrorism, and to the work of European rescuers. Participants held a minute of silence and laid a flower at the Memorial to Victims of Terrorist Attacks.

Check out the Facebook Live from the tribute here.

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!

Updated: 1 March 2018. The original report can be retrieved here.

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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 Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliamnet (S&D), the Greens/EFA, the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), and also the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.