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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.
The consortium of EMPACT came together in Nairobi, Kenya from 24-29 February their second certification workshop. Local project partner Jukumu Letu hosted the group.
The partners of the EMPACT project came together in Belgrade, Serbia at the end of October 2019 to begin in-depth work on certification in EU Aid Volunteers (EUAV).
Six Samaritan organisations from all over Europe conducted coordinated first aid awareness events and flash mobs on 26 September 2019.
Two capacity assessment workshops of the project EMPACT were held in June 2019, one in each of the two project regions.
Youth representatives from seven SAM.I. member organisations came together in Munich on 16 April to discuss their future collaboration within the network. The representatives decided to establish a permanent working group.
Last week, all project partners of the project empowerment2act (EMPACT) met in Kampala to begin their capacity building work toward certification in the EU Aid Volunteers program. Local project partner CIDI hosted the meeting.
On 17 October, SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL organised a parliamentary evening in Brussels. EU commissioner Christos Stylianides held the closing remarks.
On the occasion of Restart-a-Heart-Day 2018, several SAM.I. member organisations sent trainers to Brussels to offer first aid courses in the European quarter.