Coffee Break

Freshly brewed by Marta Azevedo Silva
The Portuguese people are famous for taking coffee breaks. In the morning, in the afternoon or at the end of the day. There are no rules.
Just between us, many times the expression “let’s have a coffee” is an excuse for us to pause and chitchat.
This is the objective of this newsletter: a triweekly energy boost on EENA’s updates and a recap of what happened in our community for you to read over a coffee. 
Too much caffeine? One more spoon of sugar?Let us know your thoughts at [email protected]
Organic coffee ☕️
EENA’s latest work (homemade in our Belgian office)
EENA’s Blog: NG112 interoperability testing: from Europe to USA
EENA’s Blog: Inside the emergency call centre: designing a PSAP
Event (27-29 April): NG112: From theory to reality’ virtual event – Draft programme and registration available
News: Review of the roaming regulation: Important provisions on 112
To be served soon ?️
Upcoming EENA activities
– 6 April (15.00 CEST): Webinar on emergency communications reforms in Bulgaria. Add to Calendar
– 4 May (15.00 CEST): Webinar on emergency communications reforms in France. Add to Calendar
– 18 May (15.00 CEST): Webinar on emergency communications reforms in the Netherlands. Add to Calendar
In need of refreshment? ?
Look back at our previous work
Webinar: Emergency communications reforms in Romania. Access the recording and materials here.
Article: Emergency communications in the 21st century.
– 22 February – 5 March: Next Generation 112 Plugtests 2021 (virtual event). All stakeholders with a stake in improving global access to emergency services came together in this first intercontinental interoperability testing event: a collaboration between EENA, ETSI and NENA.
Take-away? ?
Latest hot news & events in the sector
Blog post: How can civilians be involved in disaster management efforts in my city? The H2020 project ENGAGE proposes a path to answer this difficult question. Read the blogpost here.
25 February: “Smart Talk Sessions: Govtech”. Our Public Affairs Manager, Benoit Vivier, was a speaker at this event and discussed the future challenges & opportunities that emergency services face. Watch the webinar here.
1 March: World Civil Defence Day 2021
11 March: European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism
17 March: Join the open conference call to hear about the 4th NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtests results as well as short presentations about NG112 and NG 9-1-1 implementations. More info here.
Until 5 April: Nominations for the fourth annual APD Control Room Awards are now open. Celebrate your #CONTROLROOMHEORES. More information here.

Spill the beans…

Beethoven was such a coffee lover that he’d count 60 beans per cup before making his brew.
Try this trick with your next coffee and maybe you’ll be able to play Für Elise .?

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