Public Warning Workshop in Paris



3rd Workshop



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 facilitated 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.


Workshop Agenda




Our sponsors

Genasys – LRAD, is a leading provider of advanced location-based mass messaging solutions, mainly focused in Public Warning and Public Safety solutions. In particular, Our National Emergency Warning System, NEWS, is based in all our expertise gained in deployment of critical solutions all over the world, having already been successfully proven, having sent millions of emergency messages.

NEWS fulfils the requirements of the new EECC European Directive, being able to massively send geo-located messages to the mobile phones of the people located within an emergency area in very short times, through different channels. Genasys approach to Public Warning is based on simultaneously support different ways to reach the mobile devices and other different technologies, like radio, television and our long range acoustic devices, to maximize the effectiveness of the campaigns and the attention rate.

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Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running faster.

Everbridge Public Warning provides a multi-modal approach to protect populations internationally featuring Location-Based SMS. Leveraging the telco infrastructure, you can anonymously send messages to everyone in an area connected to a cell tower without predefined databases of mobile phone numbers. Everbridge Public Warning is used at a country-wide scale and designed to meet European Electronic Communications Code Directive (EECC Directive), European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), National Disaster Management Plan of India, and other national initiatives around public alerting. It also used by municipalities and companies to warn residents near critical events and to check on the safety of international travelers.


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