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  • The next PSCE Conference will take place on 3-5 December 2019 in Paris, France in collaboration with the French Ministry of Interior. 

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  • PSCE provides a common platform for researchers, industry and users to meet and network, learn about technologies used for public safety and influence policy makers at European levels

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  • PSCE provides a common platform for researchers, industry and users to meet and network, learn about technologies used for public safety and influence policy makers at European levels

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  • PSCE provides a common platform for researchers, industry and users to meet and network, learn about technologies used for public safety and influence policy makers at European levels

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  • PSCE provides a common platform for researchers, industry and users to meet and network, learn about technologies used for public safety and influence policy makers at European levels

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Second successful European workshop on Public Warning Systems, 8 October 2019, Helsinki

On October 8th, the second of a series of three workshops to support national authorities with getting it right first time by defining the policy, regulatory, standards and funding arrangements to become fully compliant with the EU Directive. This second workshop complements the first on the operational and functional requirements for the design of their national PWS. Again, we based our approach on the solid, hands-on experience and lessons learnt from other countries that have done this already.

This second workshop was hosted at the Finnish Ministry of the Interior (MoI) in Helsinki. 7 countries sent delegates along with some of the world’s leading suppliers of public warning technologies and platforms, and the European Commission’s DG “Echo”. Mr Janne Koivukoski, Deputy Director General for Finland’s Rescue Services presentedn the MoI’s plans for an effective national PWS.

HOW TO IMPLEMENT ARTICLE 110 OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS CODE

GETTING IT RIGHT FIRST TIME

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What: 1 Day Workshop

When: 3 December 2019

Where: French Ministry of Interior - 40 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris

Entry fee: 300€ (incl VAT, if number available) or 363€ (without VAT number) 

This third in the series of three invaluable European workshops run by PSCE and Zefonar Advisory provides further essential guidance to national Public Warning System (PWS) project teams on preparing for implementation by June 2022, as required by article 110 EECC. This workshop deals with the two critical areas of:

1. Operational Readiness – writing the Standard Operating Procedures and Training Manual to ensure national consistency in operation by all the PWS user-authorities and authorising officers

2. Community Preparedness and Education – the creation of promotional materials and multi-media communication channels to educate the population to prepare them for pre-launch community-based trials followed by full implementation nationally

Participants will benefit from the shared operational experiences of colleagues about implementing an effective PWS. In the morning, representatives from Iceland, Belgium and Romania will explain their preparations ahead of launching the PWS.

The afternoon session will include a panel involving the morning's speakers, where participants can ask questions about any aspect of the design to delivery of these tried and tested national PWSs.

Iceland "112"   
In 2012, the Association for Search and Rescue in Iceland "ICESAR" and "112 Iceland" introduced their initial PWS. In 2019, they upgraded the system with an all-inclusive platform that uses Location-Based SMS to ensure alerts are accessible to and reach all makes of mobile phone carried by their 330,000 citizens and 2 million annual visitors.

Romania "RO-Alert"18 09 05 04 41 48big ro alert articol
Introduced in late 2017, Romanian authorities can now use RO-Alert to send alerts by Cell Broadcast to compatible mobile phones wherever there is network coverage. This complements other warning channels already put in place.

Belgium "BE-Alert" 
Belgium introduced its multi-channel PWS in 2017 that initially required citizens to register their mobile and fixed line phones. They have since upgraded BE-Alert to include Location-Based SMS that no longer requires prior registration. It is also accessible to anyone with a mobile phone, citizens and visitors alike, wherever the Mobile Network Operators provide coverage.

Michael Hallowes will facilitate much of the workshop. He is the former Emergency Services Commissioner and National Director of Australia’s “Emergency Alert Program”. He will offer his experience from leading the design to delivery of Australia’s equivalent Public Warning System, as a hands-on guide to successful implementation of Article 110, EECC.

This workshop complements the PSCE White Paper "HOW TO IMPLEMENT ARTICLE 110 OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS CODE - GETTING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME".