Newsletter Issue 48 RSS

Update on EU Projects

EmerGent Project

Do you wonder what the impact of social media on emergency services is? On 27 February, the "Survey Results of Emergency Service Staff Attitudes towards Social Media" was published. The aim of the survey was to explore Emergency Service staff’s attitudes towards social media for private and organizational use, as well the levels and main factors influencing their current and likely future use of social media in their organizations.

To read more about the survey, please click here.

About EmerGent

Social media is a serious and fast growing phenomenon for creating and maintaining social links. The convergence of social networking and mobile media technology is also shifting the way people communicate, and gain or share information, especially during emergency or crisis situations.

The EU funded EmerGent project, which runs for 3 years, examines the positive and negative impact use of social media in emergency situations involving citizens, emergency service organisations and public authorities.

EmerGent will provide guidelines and tools on how to use social media which the emergency service organisations could use during and after emergencies in the future.

To visit the project website, please click here.

For more information, please contact Tony O'Brien at