How SAME is organized
Once the idea of the SAME network was consolidated, we started thinking about how we could work efficiently as a group. During the annual General Assembly – the highest decision-making body of the organisation – key decisions are taken. On 30/07/2015 during the Summer Camp in Norway, the first General Assembly in the history of SAME took place. This was the first step towards the legal foundation of SAME, which formally happened later that year, on November 20. The General Assembly had 70 participants from 9 organizations in 8 countries, and saw the approval of the new organisational structure, of the working group mandates and of the statutes of SAME. This new framework allowed further developments of SAME, expanding its network and helping to spread the Solidarity Action Day Movement.
Council members represent their member organisations and meet approximately four times a year to debate proposals of the Board. The Council Coordinating Organisation – the legal representation of the SAME-Council – coordinates and chairs the meetings and the work of the Council. Furthermore, the Council Coordinating Organisation mediates between member organisations. It is responsible for submitting a report about the Council's activities to the Board before the General Assembly and presenting the activities of the Council at the General Assembly.
The Board is in charge of the daily management and administration of the association. Board members do not represent their member organizations, but the association (SAME). The Board is also responsible for convening the General Assembly.
The SAME office in Lübeck was founded in 2018 and supports us in several different ways.