From the 26 to 30th of April. the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Northern Asia), European Community Sub-Regional Working Group (EUROCOM) is hosting an exhibition in the European Parliment entitled Amateur Radio Benefits Society. The exhibition is sponsored by MEP Mrs Brigit Sippel and was opened by IARU Region 1 President Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T
IRTS and AREN is represented by Seán Nolan, EI7CD, and Séamus McCague, EI8BP (pictured below)
Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Dr. Kristalina Georgieva gives a mention to the exhibition in her Blog and concludes the post nicely with.
The expressions “Humanitarian Aid” and “Crisis Response” often suggest large organisations delivering aid and heavy loads in helicopters or trailers. But, very often, it is about the job of anonymous people that continue to broadcast information and hope from damaged equipment and fallen antennae, as they like to say, “when everything else fails”.