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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.
The EU Aid Volunteers (EUAV) project EMPACT held its concluding workshop on 23 March. EMPACT prepared five prospective hosting organisations to work in the EUAV program.
The Samaritan Forum 2021 was planned to take place in Germany, hosted alongside ASB’s federal exercise.
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.
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.
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.
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.