6 April 2016, Prague – The 112 Awards Ceremony 2016 rewarded today individuals and organisations from Europe for their commitment in promoting people’s safety.
The Ceremony took place in Prague, Czech Republic, where over 500 attendees (representing emergency services, public authorities, European and international organisations, and public safety solution providers) gathered to honour the winners and celebrate with them their hard work and achievements.
“It has been a difficult year for Europe and the world, which makes it even more important to take a step back and think of the people working hard to keep us all safe. I want to congratulate all winners but also nominees for their tireless work. They are setting an example for all of us to follow, and for that we owe them a thank you” said Gary Machado, EENA Executive Director.
We would like to congratulate all awardees of this year's awards
and thank them for inspiring all of us with their actions!
Winners of the 112 Awards Ceremony 2016
Outstanding Call Taker
Fire Rescue Brigade of Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Outstanding CHANGE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE
Estonian Emergency Response Centre, Estonia
Shayan, a 6 year-old boy from Belgium
Outstanding Emergency Services Innovation
112 Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Georgia
Outstanding INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Galician Agency of Emergencies, Spain
Civil Protection Agency of Castilla and Leon, Spain
Coordination Committee and Regional Development of North Portugal, Portugal
Special 112 Awards
Airbnb – Safety Card update to inform travellers of 112 as the common European emergency number.
Avis Budget Group Europe – Confirmation email to travellers in Europe pre-populated to include information on 112 as the common European emergency number.
Migrant Offshore Aid Station Foundation (MOAS) – Foundation dedicated to preventing the loss of lives by providing professional search and rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea.
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About the 112 Awards Ceremony: The 112 Awards Ceremony is the only pan-European awards ceremony aiming to reward excellence in the emergency services field. This unique event, run in conjunction with the EENA Conference, brings forward and celebrates the outstanding contributions of organisations and individuals who strive to save lives.
About EENA: EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies. The EENA memberships include more than 1200 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 75 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and more than 100 researchers.