Success of the 2nd PWS Workshop in Helsinki

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.

DRIVER+ User Workshop 17 October

DRIVER+ is organising a User Workshop on October 17th 2019 in Brussels which provides a unique opportunity to learn and discuss how DRIVER+ products can contribute to the capability development of practitioner organisations. Crisis Management practitioners that have used the project’s outputs, as well as the DRIVER+ partners that have developed them will partake to the discussions. Through the sharing of experiences and best practices, participants will be able to explore interactively how to use and adopt the DRIVER+ products for their own purposes.

Participation is free of charge and reimbursement of travel costs is possible upon request. Registration is done through CMINE (registration needed).

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RCR Wireless News writes about BroadWay and the future of Public Safety Communications

RCR Wireless News Magaazine has published an in-depth editorial which explores the latest trends and developments in how European Union countries and the United Kingdom are meeting the challenges of critical communications, from implementing cross-border networks to the use of IoT and the status of the BroadWay Project/

The full article is available here (prior registration is needed)

A shorter article focused on BroadWay and based on an interview of BroadWay Coordinator Dr David Lund has also been published. It gives a broad picture of the development of a Pan-European Broadband Network for Public Safety, from the beginning of BroadMap to the current development and challenges of BroadWay.

The article is available in full here.

PSCE becomes ETSI’s member

PSCE is pleased to inform that its September application for ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) membership was accepted. In order to follow a more certified procedure, ETSI will soon send a welcome letter confirming PSCE membership.

As first steps, ETSI invited PSCE to its 74th General Assembly meeting at ETSI Headquarters in Valbonne, France.

ETSI produce globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services deployed across all sectors of industry and society.

As PSCE ensures the continual improvement and evolution of public safety information and communication systems for the safety and security of our citizens, ETSI will certainly be a valuable partner.