Over the last few weeks, Secretary General Ivo Bonamico visited two organisations that expressed their interest in future cooperation with SAM.I. Read more
First aid trainers from LSA visited their Ukrainian colleagues from SSU from 13-17 March 2017. They held several courses for employees and volunteers. Read more
Experts from six Samaritan organisations came together in Frankfurt on 6/7 March to work out a concept for a new international project. Read more
On 7 February, the project ADAPT, which aims to improve emergency evacuations for vulnerable persons, came together for their final event. Read more
From 17-19 October 2016, the consortium of the INDRIX project met in Hamburg to work on their inclusive resilience index. Read more
The long-time chairman of the Czech Samaritans passed away on 8 February 2017. Read more
First aid experts from five countries came together in Cologne from 12-13 January, for the first EC First Aid meeting of 2017. Read more
The INDRIX project will conduct an international workshop in Florence, Italy. Read more
The SAM.I. Brussels office will hold a workshop on EU funding programmes. Read more
The SAMARITAN Forum will take place in Riga, Latvia, hosted by LSA. Read more
The first SAM.I. Rescue Camp will take place in Mörbisch, Austria. 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.