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From 8-10 August “Inclusive First Aid” (INFA) met in Copenhagen. INFA is an Erasmus+ co-financed project that revisits practices of the Samaritan organisations in offering first aid education to persons with disabilities.
In May, SAM.I. Secretary General Ivo Bonamico and SAM.I. President Knut Fleckenstein travelled to Kiev to visit our Ukrainian member organization SSU, who has uninterruptedly continued to provide services and helped to distribute aid shipments to the Ukrainian people since the start of the Russian invasion. The SAM.I. delegation travelled jointly with representatives from the […]
In March 2023, the European Commission presented its proposal COM(2023)127 for a revision of the current Driving Licences Directive, to modernise driving licence rules. The European Parliament and the Council have started their work on the file, with the objective to find an agreement before the European elections in 2024. Samaritan International (SAM.I.) welcomes the […]
Last weekend, from 12-14 May, the project group of the DIGIFIRSTAID project met in Bolzano, Italy. White Cross presented their current practices in using digital teaching elements in first aid education.
From 5-7 May, the project “Inclusive First Aid” met in Florence, Italy. The project revisits practices of the Samaritan organisations in providing first aid training to persons with disabilities to improve this educational offer.
I_TEM conducted a second pilot training from 19-23 April 2023. Learning from the previous training, a shift in balance of e-learning and in-presence training was implemented.
SAM.I. president Knut Fleckenstein met with Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement to discuss the social dimension of the EU accession process and more specifically the Social Dimension Initiative (SDI)
From 17-19 March, the project group of DIGIFIRSTAID, an Erasmus+ partnership, met in Modena, Italy, on the premises of the local ANPAS association.
Samaritan International (SAM.I.) took the opportunity of the Commission’s consultation on the evaluation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) to call for a stronger role of the EQF in facilitating the cross-border recognition of First Aid qualifications. While First Aid skills have been established in European legislation as a work-relevant qualification, these qualifications are still […]
Samaritan organisations from across Europe have mobilised aid and have been working together many months now to address the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.