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Monthly Newsletter
September 2020
News from the Network

JOIN Board meets online

On 14th September, the JOIN Board met online to discuss the latest updates within the network and exchanged feedbacks on working groups’ activities, financial aspects and construction of the new JOIN website.

News from the Members
Germany: Launch of new website

On 22nd September, our German member updated their website along with their relaunched Corporate Identity. Johanniter is creating a homogenous uniform brand image at every touchpoint in Germany. All channels implement the new brand image with fresh colours and a modern design that offers flexible use. The new website is built to visually underline the identity attributes of Johanniter Germany: confidence, optimism and authenticity.

Netherlands: World Alzheimer’s Day

The 21st September marks the World Alzheimer’s Day. Johanniter participated in the international campaign aimed at raising awareness and challenge the common stigma that surrounds Alzheimer related to dementia. They collaborated with Alzheimer Nederland, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their loved ones by providing information and support. By selling pins of the forget-me-not flower, they are enabling scientific research and additional support.

Italy: S.O.G.IT completes season of safeguard activities

On 10th September, S.O.G.IT Arona safeguarded the beaches at Lido di Cannero in Italy. The safeguard demonstration promoted by S.O.G.IT Verbiana in front of the lake officially closed the 2020 summer season. It was an occasion to recollect all the activities carried by our Italian member during the summer. They conducted nine urgent cases involving patients with severe conditions, rescued an injured tourist who was brought to the hospital and two people with the support of the dog unit. A video of the excellent work is available here.

Germany: Johanniter International Assistance in Kosovo

On 21st September, medical experts of Johanniter travelled to Kosovo as part of a team of 15 practitioners led by the Robert Koch Institute to assist in the fight against COVID-19. Kosovo is one of the countries in Europe most affected by COVID-19. Travel returnees from the Balkan country are, according to surveys, most frequently infected with the virus. The team will continue to support the local staff in infection control and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

News from Europe
Launch of the World Risk Report 2020

On 22nd September, the Ruhr-University of Bochum’s Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft presented their 2020 World Risk Report at the European Commission’s DG ECHO. The JOIN Office participated in the specialist gathering online. During the event ECHO practitioners, Member States and NGO representatives discussed the report and index as well as the future of global risk assessment. Read the report and watch the recorded event here.

European Research & Innovation Days

From 22nd to 24th September, the European Commission organised the European Research & Innovation Days, bringing together policymakers, researchers, organisations and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. The JOIN Office attended the online event aimed at discussing how research and innovation will benefit the future of Europe. All webinars and workshops are online here.

State of the Union address 2020

On 16th September, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen addressed her first State of the Union speech at the European Parliament in Brussels. She underlined the need for Europe to protect lives and livelihoods amid a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic and presented the 2021 priorities, such as human rights, migration, Brexit and tomorrow's technology. The original version of the speech is available here.

European Projects
Glossary on EMS

The iProcureSecurity project has published a comprehensive glossary on the Emergency Medical Services. With more than 400 terms, the glossary is available in seven languages (English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish) and is available on the EMS Network launched by the consortium of the project earlier this year. Read the glossary here.

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