Almost 200 people came together in Flensburg from 24-27 August 2018 for the 7th Samaritan Contest. 18 teams of young people from eight countries demonstrated their skills in first aid and got to know their counterparts from all over Europe. Read more
From 4 to 6 May the SAM.I presidium came to Rome to meet at the offices of ANPAS. Read more
On 22 May, representatives of three SAM.I. organisations met to discuss the follow-up to the Rescue Camp that was held last year in Mörbisch am See, Austria. Read more
The SAM.I. competence centre for first aid met from 25-26 March in Kaunas, Lithuania, hosted by LSB. Read more
On the weekend of 23-25 March, SAM.I. was at the Civil Protect trade fair in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy. Read more
The SAM.I. presidium met on the sidelines of the Samaritan Contest in Flensburg, Germany on 25 August 2018. 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
On the occasion of Restart-a-Heart-Day 2018, several SAM.I. member organisations are offering first aid courses to MEPs and other Brussels-based stakeholders. Read more
SAM.I. will host a parliamentary evening in Brussels. Topics will include current European challenges for organisations of the social economy and volunteer organisations working in civil protection and first aid. The registration is open. Read more
– Postponed to February –
The SAM.I. Competence Centre Civil Protection, led by ASB Austria, will be offering a series of basic training courses to complement the work done in the flood project 2013-16. Read more
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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, 140,000 volunteers and 45,000 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.