Who we are

SAME stands for ‘Solidarity Action Day Movement in Europe’. This movement includes several European organizations that carry out an annual Solidarity Action Day. During this day, pupils get the chance to exercise a job of their choice instead of going to school. Their salaries are used to support youth-related projects in the whole world.

Here you can get to know more about us and our member organisations.
 

 

Our vision

As active citizens, young people act in solidarity with their peers and stand up for democracy, equity, human rights and intercultural understanding.

 

Our mission

Solidarity Action Day Movement in Europe (SAME) empowers young people to make their voices heard. We believe in the power of youth and encourage them to become a driver of societal change in their local and the global community.

As a movement of young people, we spread the idea and concept of the Solidarity Action Day and support new Solidarity Action Day initiatives. SAME builds a strong network of partners which strengthen each other in their mission through intercultural exchange and by sharing their expertise. We offer learning possibilities, informal and non-formal education and are continuously learning ourselves. Throughout our work, we act in a sustainable way.

SAME empowers young people to get informed, take a stand and act.

Articles of Association

 

Member organisations

SAME consists of 8 Member Organisations and 1 Candidate Organisation from 8 different countries: Operasjon Dagsverk (Norway), Operation Dagsværk (Denmark), Schüler Helfen Leben (Germany), YOUCA (Belgium), Social Day (Italy), Operation Daywork (Italy), Unija Srednjoškolaca Srbije (Serbia), Asocijacija Srednjoskolaca u Bosni i Herzegovini (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Unija Srednjoskolaca (Montenegro).

All of them have their own strengths and are unique. However, they share the same principles and values and the Solidarity Action Day as a tool for youth activism.

 

 

Principles and values

All member organisations are different, however they are united through different principles and values.
 

History

The concept of a Solidarity Action Day dates back to 1963, when a group of Swedish youngsters launched ‘en dag för Dag’.
 

Structure

Once the idea of the SAME network was consolidated, we started thinking about how we could work efficiently as a group.