On 11 February, Europe celebrates the European 112 Day, a day established in 2009 and dedicated to raising awareness of the European emergency number 112. Member States all over Europe organise communication activities and other events to promote the European Emergency number 112 to their citizens and help spread the message of 112.

Alarmingly, less than half of the European citizens are familiar with 112 and would dial it spontaneously in case of an emergency. The European 112 Day is then the perfect opportunity to inform citizens when to call 112 and what to do in case of an emergency situation.