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On 15 October 2021, the SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL general assembly, the Advisory Committee, came together in Brussels to elect the presidium.
SAM.I will contribute to the Conference of the Future of Europe with a hybrid event on 16 October 2021. The member organisations of SAM.I. will discuss their post-Covid challenges.
The project First Aid, Civic Engagement, Training held a training and its last meeting from 16-20 August in Tetovo, North Macedonia.
From 26-27 July, the Erasmus+ project I_TEM came together in Tetovo, North Macedonia, for their first in-person meeting. The project works on updating guidelines on social affairs management in emergency temporary shelters.
On 23 April, SAM.I. officially finalised its new social policy strategy. The paper had been in development for several months with feedback opportunities for all member organisations.
The project First Aid, Civic Engagement, Training (FACET) has been running since 2019. It is supported by the Erasmus+ program.
EU co-funded projects that SAM.I. is involved in have taken steps to compensate for Covid travel restrictions.
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.
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.
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.