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On 25 October, the JOIN Board came together in Brussels for a regular Board meeting. Participants were JOIN Chairman Ian Mackenzie (St John Ambulance), JOIN Vice-Chairman Christian Velten-Jameson (Association des Œuvres de Saint-Jean) and Eric von Troil (Johanniter Finland).
The day began with our JOIN Chairman reporting on the Alliance Orders meeting held in Rome earlier in the month. This was followed by the JOIN Office providing a feedback on its recent work and on the working groups’ activities. As decided at the last AGM in Helsinki, the Board agreed on the terms of Common JOIN First Aid Standards. This document will be distributed to all JOIN members in the following weeks.
Regarding European funded projects, detailed information were provided on the ongoing SOCIALCARE project. Furthermore, the JOIN Office gave an update on two project proposals. A decision was made for the project called ‘6thSenSe’, aiming to help elderly people suffering from dementia, which will finally not be funded by the European Commission. A new project proposal named ‘SUNNY’, aiming to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of a European open licensed e-mental health programme for youth, is currently drafted by the JOIN Office and will seek to involve different JOIN members.
The meeting ended with the preparation of the AGM 2017, which will take place at the beginning of June 2017 in Berlin.