As we commemorate World Refugee Day 2016, SAM.I. member organisations continue to support refugees in Europe – with emergency aid as well as with integration projects. Read more
From 6-8 June 2016, the partners of INDRIX (Inclusive Disaster Resilience Index) met in Bolzano, Italy for their second meeting. Read more
From 21 to 24 April, teams from the 8 Samaritan organisations participating in the flood project came together in Austria for a field exercise hosted by ASBÖ. Read more
From 9-11 March 2016, the project ADAPT met in Nykøbing, Denmark for their third international workshop. Read more
For more than one year, ASB and SSU have been supporting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine, who had to flee their home region. The project, which is a collaboration with the German Foreign Ministry, is now being extended. Read more
The EC First Aid came together from 17-18 June 2016 in Cologne to finalise their recommendations on cross-border recognition of first aid certificates. Read more
The project Samaritan Mobile Care Complex by LSA has been selected as a semi-finalist in the EU’s Social Innovation Competition. Read more
The 6th SAMARITAN Contest will be hosted collaboratively by ASSR and SFOP. 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.