Third successful European workshop on Public Warning Systems

The French Ministry of Interior kindly hosted our third in the series of workshops for 2019, this time in Paris on 3 December.  Once again, operational practitioners, project leads and some of the world’s leading technology suppliers came together to collaborate on the successful design to delivery of an effective Public Warning System (PWS).  Our workshop programme objective is now widely recognised for its help to EU and EEA Member States with Getting it right first time.  We want to see everyone enjoy the safety benefits from implementing Article 110, European Electronic Communications Code by June 2022.

The European Commission recently addressed the issue of Artificial Intelligence liability

For now, at the EU level, new technology including AI is regulated by the same regulations than any other defective product, namely part of the Product Liability Directive at the EU level, or tort and insurance law of Member States. But AI characterized products carry different risks of harm, and the same treatment policy actually results in inefficient or unfair allocation of compensation to the victims.

Successful final CIPROVOT event

The final CIPROVOT event “How to best train volunteers?” successfully took place in Brussels, last Wednesday, November 20th. The venue was at the Umbria Region, in Schuman, and it welcomed external speakers from the Red Cross EU and DG Education.

Mr Eberhard Lueder, Red Cross, offered a perspective on Volunteer Training, explaining the frequent asked questions that the organisation received regarding the training, practice and motivation of volunteers.

As for DG Education, it was represented by Ms Malgorzata Kozak, who delivered a speech about the impact of Erasmus+ programme - which has funded CIPROVOT – for climate change.

Overall, it was an opportunity for participants to learn more about the project, including its training methodology and framework, which resulted in the development of a MOOC that was elaborated in four different idioms – English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. These results were presented by CESIE and APSU, direct partners in the project. APSU presented an interactive exercise to collect feedback and suggestions on the exploitation of the project results.

PSCE Comments on BEREC draft Work Programme

BEREC ( Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) has launched a consultation on its 2020 work programme which includes also the first elements of a mid-term strategy. Next year, BEREC will primarily focus on the important, mandatory projects, which cover the five strategic priorities of BEREC. The 5G implications continue to be a strong focus in the BEREC Work Programme, in particular the implications 5G may have on the ecosystem and consequently on regulation. Net Neutrality or Open Internet will remain an important focus for BEREC, with the update of the Net Neutrality Guidelines in the beginning of 2020.

PSCE provides its feedback to the planned activities on the preparation of guidelines for the implementation of EECC article 110 on Public Warning Systems as well as the regulatory requirements to support adoption of 5G for public safety mobile broadband applications.

The document containing PSCE feedback on BEREC Work Programme is available here.