Safety is a right for all of us

112 Day celebrated on the 11th of February

In 2008, Europe celebrated its first common 112 Day. The European Commission, together with the European Parliament and European Council, has declared 11th February as European 112 Day to broaden recognition of the emergency number 112 across the EU. 112 Day is a joint campaign of Finnish safety actors to improve safety in everyday life.

The idea for the 112 Day originates from Finland, and it is now the common emergency number day of the entire EU. 

Maria Ohisalo, Minister of the Interior, is the Patron of 112 day on 2021.

How to participate in the virtual 112 Day

Use the social media images available at with the hashtags #112paiva #112dagen #112day
Materials of 112 Day

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112 Day: NEWS and bulletins

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Virtual 112 Day events

5.2.2021 14.09 | Published in English on 5.2.2021 at 15.38
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112 Day is celebrated again on 11 February. On this day, attention will be paid to your and your loved ones’ safety, as well as to all actors in the safety and security sector — those who help in an emergency. In 2021, the campaign will be organised virtually under the theme “Safety is a right for all of us”.

Thank safety actors in social media: #thankyouchain

Many of us have received help in an emergency, and during the week of 112 Day, you have the opportunity to thank the various safety actors. Use the hashtag #thankyouchain in your message. This is an EU-wide campaign to acknowledge safety actors during the week of 112 Day.

Follow ERC Operator Patrick’s working day

On 112 Day, you can follow ERC Operator Patrick’s working day on the Emergency Response Centre Agency’s social media channels: Instagram and Facebook. We welcome you to follow along Patrick’s working day at the Turku Emergency Response Centre!
Ask us on Facebook 11 February from 2 p.m to 3 p.m.

Send us questions about the emergency number 112 and the activities of the emergency response centres, and our experts will answer them on Facebook on 11 February from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Add a 112 Day frame to your Facebook profile picture
You can add a 112 Day frame to your Facebook profile picture to show that you are participating in 112 Day. Safety belongs to all of us.

Participate and share safety information
During the campaign, anyone — a private individual, organisation, school, workplace, hobby group or association — can share valuable safety information to celebrate 112 Day. In addition, we can all improve our own and our loved ones’ safety by paying attention to small everyday acts and choices. Share your safety information by using the hashtags #112paiva #112dagen #112day on social media. You can download 112 Day photos for your use at

#112paiva #112dagen #112day #thankyouchain