Roundtable on 112 in the Baltic Countries
Date: 10 September 2010
Venue: Hotel Crowne Plaza Vilnius - M.K.Ciurlionio g. 84, LT 03100 Vilnius, Lithuania
The Baltic Roundtable has been organised jointly by EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, and the Lithuanian Emergency Response Centre, with the support of the Emergency Rescue Centre of Tallinn - Estonia and the State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia. The debate allowed Baltic countries' stakeholders to discuss issues and challenges and to benefit from European best practices and international experience.
The Roundtable aimed at providing the Baltic emergency authorities with a roadmap on how to best tackle the challenges related to the functioning of the European emergency number 112 and emergency services in general. Accessibility of 112 was discussed along with the REACH112 project. Deaf associations also attended the event.
It should be noted that a meeting dedicated to 112 accessibility was organised on the eve of the Roundtable. It gathered the REACH112 project team, Lithuanian 112 services, deaf organisations and telecom regulators. The aim was to provide expertise to the Lithuania stakeholders in the context of the DEAF112 project.