JOIN Clinical working group starts drafting of European First Aid Standards for Schools

Brussels, Belgium, 04. December 2019

From left to right: Joachim Berney (JOIN Office), Richard Webber (England), Chair of the Clinical Working Group Prof Ian Greaves (England), Dr Paul Hunt (United Kingdom), Dr Owen Williams (United Kingdom), Ryszard Stykowski (Poland), Dr Andreas Tanos (Cyprus), Nils Schröder (Germany), Dr Henrik Antell (Finland).

All pictures by Johanniter International

From 02 to 04 December, the JOIN Clinical working group met in Brussels to start a new project focused on European-wide First Aid Standards for Schools. Delegates from Austria, Cyprus, England, Finland, Germany and Poland came together in the European capital.

First of all, the Clinical group finalised the preparation of the Launching event of the JOIN European First Aid Guidelines. This constitutes a major achievement following two years of hard work and compromises.

This was followed by the start of the drafting of European First Aid Standards for Schools. The Clinical group defined four First Aid stages related to the age range of the children. The emphasis of the training content was then discussed in accordance with the different levels.The Clinical working group will continue its work in the following weeks and will meet again face-to-face in early February 2020.