SAM.I. sent an open letter today to EU decision makers today, to express our support for all measures that re-enable safe travel within the EU and foster inner-European exchange. Read more
EU co-funded projects that SAM.I. is involved in have taken steps to compensate for Covid travel restrictions. Read more
Dr. Friedhelm Bartels, president of SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL from 2005-2010 and long-serving chairman of ASB Germany, passed away last Wednesday, the 2nd of December 2020, at the age of 73. Read more
From 17-18 November 2020, EMPACT held its last planned certification workshop. The workshop was held via teleconference. Representatives from all project partner organisations joined the event. Read more
Due to continuing uncertainty regarding the developments in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Samaritan Contest 2020 has been cancelled. The next Contest will take place in 2022. Read more
The Samaritan Forum 2021 was planned to take place in Germany, hosted alongside ASB’s federal exercise. Read more
The organisations represented in the consortium of EMPACT have successfully applied for certification in EU Aid Volunteers (EUAV) and for a follow-up deployment project. 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, 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.