Three JOIN members and the JOIN Office participate in the European project EUinAid

Brussels, Belguim, 12. December 2018

Johanniter International is partnering with our members from Austria, Hungary and Italy and three other humanitarian and educational organisations to implement the project "EUinAid - Youth involved in First Aid". The collaboration aims at developing a transnational network and common approach to First Aid practice. It is based on youth engagement to promote social inclusion and well-being of young people with fewer opportunities.

This project stems from a reflection on First Aid training in Europe. Statistics highlight that different approaches to First Aid training are existing among countries, with a significant gap in Europe in terms of the percentage of people trained on First Aid. Therefore, EUinAid aims to improve skills and competences of young people from 18 to 25, especially those who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) and youth workers in the field of Health Assistance. The project directs at developing and testing an innovative cross-border approach to First Aid practice and training at EU level. It fosters the assessment of transversal skills and supports the validation of non-formal learning and its permeability with formal education pathways.

Led by JOIN member S.O.G.IT. Italy, section of Settimo Torinese, the seven partners from EU and non-EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Hungary, Italy and Turkey) will jointly map and analyse the First Aid systems in Europe and implement a multilingual e-training platform. The network enables all relevant stakeholders to share good practices in this field. In the training course that combines the use of Open Education Resources with Youth Exchanges, the participants prepare for employment through non-formal learning activities.

The overall project started in November and will run for eighteen months. EUinAid is funded by the European Commission under the ERASMUS+ programme.