The network had already expressed its support for such an instrument early in 2021. Read more
At the beginning of April the project partners of TECS met in a virtual meeting to discuss the Corona situation in their respective countries and how to further proceed with the project. Read more
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. Read more
The project First Aid, Civic Engagement, Training (FACET) has been running since 2019. It is supported by the Erasmus+ program. Read more
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. 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.