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IMGP2805Ever since the foundation of SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL in 1994, the SAMARITAN Forum has been taking place regularly.

The SAMARITAN Forum is an international conference, organized every two years with the aim of bringing together SAM.I. members and cooperation partners to discuss current issues and innovative approaches in their fields of activity. While the early editions were focused on topics in the area of rescue services and civil protection, the more recent editions have also included topics linked to volunteering and social affairs.


On the occasion of SAM.I.’s 25-year anniversary in 2019, the SAMARITAN Forum took the form of workshops alongside a joint rescue camp exercise hosted by the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Austria.

After having been forced to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next SAMARITAN Forum will be organized in the classic conference format by the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Germany in 2024, where SAM.I. and its members will at the same time celebrate its 30th anniversary.