Emergency services, public authorities, researchers and industry representatives from all around the world will join forces at this year’s European Emergency Number Association (EENA) Conference in April in Budapest to share best practices between all the relevant stakeholders.

Over 60 leading experts and practitioners will address high-level policy and regulatory matters as well as operational and technical issues during the plenary and parallel tracks, in the Hungarian capital during the three-day conference (5-7 April).

Up to 600 participants from 50 countries, including emergency services and public authority representatives, as well as researchers, telecom regulators and suppliers are expected to attend the 2017 conference.

The ‘112 Awards’ Ceremony will take place in conjunction with the conference and rewards individuals and organisations who are engaged in improving and promoting the European emergency ‘112’ number.

The Remarkable PSAP Achievement Award will recognise an extraordinary accomplishment made by a PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) or an administration in the field of emergency calls that contributed to the safety of citizen(s) and to the progress of public safety.

This may include a major reform of emergency call handling process, modernisation procedures, development of new tools to address major issues related to emergency calls, a remarkable management of a crisis or disaster, or notable co-operation between emergency services in different regions or countries.

The Call-Taker/Dispatcher of the Year Award will recognise a caller-taker, dispatcher or rescuer who contributed to save one or several lives by an extraordinary act of bravery and responsibility.

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