Working Groups

Given the aim of JOIN to derive benefits for its members from increased exchange and cooperation, the Working Groups are among the most important institutions in JOIN. The Working Groups not only provide a platform where JOIN members can exchange knowledge and experiences on any given topic. They also offer a space where JOIN members can set the thematic foundation for common projects. By combining resources within the network, JOIN can realise projects for which individual members might not possess the capacity.

 

Currently, there exist five permanent Working Groups within JOIN.

International Cooperation incl. Fundraising

Working areas:

  • Humanitarian assistance and development aid worldwide
  • Mobilisation of human and financial resources
  • Exchange of best practice and know-how in Fundraising
  • Increasing visibility of JOIN international projects

Members of the working group:

Heads/senior members of fundraising and/or programmes departments of JOIN members

 

Chairperson:
Kevin Orr (St John International, England)

PR, Marketing & Communication

Working areas:

  • Press work/public relations
  • Corporate identity/design
  • Exchange of best practice and know-how in PR and marketing relevant working area
  • Assistance in preparation, design and publishing of JOIN publications
  • Coordination of JOIN-wide interest representation on national and EU level in policy fields of interest such as health and safety regulations with the help of the JOIN office

Members of the working group:

Heads/senior members of public relations and/or marketing departments of JOIN members

 

Chairperson:
Dr. Robert Brandstetter (Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, Austria)

Youth Work

Working areas:

  • Development and coordination of bilateral and JOIN-wide youth activities such as first aid trainings, first aid competitions and international youth exchange
  • Exchange of best practice in youth-work related working fields
  • Identification of (EU) funding opportunities for common youth projects with the help of the JOIN office

Members of the working group:

Heads/senior members of youth departments of JOIN members

 

Chairperson:

Julia Zeilinger (Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, Germany)

Clinical Group

Working areas:

  • Exchange on medical developments within different JOIN members
  • Exchange on legislative developments at national levels
  • Monitoring and evaluation of clinical developments on international level such as European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
  • Monitoring of relevant EU legislation with the help of the JOIN office

Members of the working group:

Chief Medical Officers or senior medical officers of JOIN members

 

Chairperson:

Lt.-Gen. Louis Lillywhite (St John Ambulance, England)

Volunteering

Working areas:

  • Organisation, promotion and coordination of other volunteer exchanges between the various JOIN members                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Exchange of best practice, know-how and legal/political developments on volunteering on national and European level with the help of the JOIN office

Members of the working group:

Heads of volunteering departments of JOIN members

 

Chairperson:

Adam Williams (St John Ambulance, England)