The General Assembly is the most important event of SAME thruout the year, and on the 2nd and 3rd of August 2019 it took Place in the hanseatic city of Lübeck. Youngsters from 12 different national delegations have attended the meeting, including the observers ISSU from Ireland, Youth Can from Macedonia and EDM Albania, and the candidate member of SAME UNSCG from Montenegro, as well as the member organizations: ASuBiH from Bosnia and Herzegovina, YOUCA from Belgium, OD Denmark, OD Italy from South Tyrol, OD Norway, Schuler Helfen Leben from Germany, Social Day from Italy, UNSS from Serbia and UNSCG from Montenegro.
It is very significant to see how much youngsters coming from different countries are engaged in promoting the voluntary work in SAME, and the way they work together with respect and humanity convey the ideal that youth makes change happen.
During the GA the participants had the opportunity to go through every official document of SAME and discuss with the possibility to add, delete or change amendaments and make new proposals.
The montenegrin youth organization UNSCG became an official member of SAME and, as the other 8 organizations who already could, gained the right to vote.
Many of the discussions concerned the environment since we are striving to become more sustainable as possible.
Furthermore a new Annual Plan was propoused and approved, as well as the reintroduction of the Working Groups, which will give the opportunity to the Samies to work together in order to be more active in the promotion of the Action Day during the year.
Four new members of the SAME Board were elected: Bjarne Perleberg, Hannah Steiner, Marko Sekaric and Marko Petrović joining Francesca Whitehead, Maja Mirovic and Tinneke Van Thielen. Instead Celina Jahn and Giada Mascotto left the Board.
The General Assembly has been overall a productive and effective event and was dealt with in a very professional and active way: it is very significant to see how much youngsters coming from different countries are engaged in promoting the voluntary work in SAME, and the way they work together with respect and humanity convey the ideal that youth makes change happen.