In the run-up to Restart a Heart Day 2017, Samaritan organisations from eight countries conducted 18 public first aid awareness events and flash mobs all over Europe to raise awareness for the importance of first aid training. Read more
From 27-28 August, the project group of INDRIX met in Riga. They worked on a revised questionnaire for data acquisition in preparation of the creation of the final resilience index later this year. Read more
At the 9th Samaritan Forum, experts and stakeholders from all over Europe discussed current challenges and innovations in social services and social affairs. Read more
On August 24 the SAMARITAN’s B.E.S.T. awards 2017 for international and local projects of the SAM.I. members were handed over in Riga. Read more
The advisory committee of SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL (SAM.I.) decided the founding of working groups consisting of experts of the member organisation on different topics, so called „competence centres“. Read more
From 11-12 October, the SAM.I. Brussels office held a workshop on EU funding opportunities for all interested member organisations. Read more
The INDRIX project held a workshop in Turin, Italy from 20-21 May 2017 to evaluate the questionnaires developed to gather data for the social resilience index. Read more
The INDRIX project will come together in Palermo. Read more
The INDRIX project will conclude in Brussels. Read more
Ordinary meeting of the SAM.I. Presidium. Read more
SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL understands itself as mediator between European institutions and its member associations in questions of development and implementation of emergency preparedness, civil protection, voluntary work as well as disaster relief and humanitarian aid and topics which concern social services.
The extensive experience and the broad-based know-how of the single organisations offer a good basis for the common international work. Almost three million members, 130,000 volunteers and 30,000 full-time employees form the basis of SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL and the network in the different organisations and countries.
Since they began their work in Germany in 1888, the Samaritans have been operating on a European level. The “Samaritan organisation of workers” was founded in Copenhagen on 28 June 1907 as the first organisation outside of Germany.