Newsletter Issue 46 RSS

Update on European projects

EmerGent Project

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 will run for 3 years, will examine 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.

ESENet Project

Efficient communication during rescue operations and emergency management is significant, especially when thinking of the cost: delays or misunderstandings can lead to the loss of human lives.

The ESENet project final workshop took place on 14-16 October 2014. It served as an opportunity for summarising the results of three cycles of discussion and revising the list of recommendations identified by the experts and included in the final report.

During the three day workshop, participants from around Europe discussed topics related to emergency services including caller information, transnational calls, methods of interaction with emergency services, next generation techniques and services, and much more…

To read the press release, please click here.

To visit the project website, please click here.