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New European Commissioner in charge of 112 – Opportunity for Europe?
Former MEP 112 Champion named Commissioner in charge of 112.
Today, the European Commission nominated Mrs Mariya Gabriel, Bulgaria's new Commissioner, as Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society.
EENA would like to congratulate Mrs Gabriel and wish her every success within her new role.
Her nominated portfolio includes the 112 service and access to emergency services. Mrs Gabriel has been a supporter of 112 for a long time during her time as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). She has been a member of the MEPs 112 Champions network of EENA, a group of MEPs dedicated to promoting the quality of the 112 service for all Europeans.
We hope that her support will continue and that the 112 service will be a priority under her leadership of the digital portfolio.
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The 112 service needs to be high in the agenda; lives depend on it. We are of course available to work with Mrs Gabriel and her team and contribute any way we can.
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 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.