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.
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). Although there are many differences between them, there are many similarities that unite them. Their common ground is summarized by the Basic Common Principles and was subsequently elaborated on in the Quality Guidelines.
SAME organizations act on the grounds of the human rights. The network stimulates young people worldwide to work together for a sustainable and fair world. SAME enables young people from different backgrounds to learn from each other with the aim of strengthening their sense of social, ecological and economical responsibility and their competences, so as to become active citizens in their societies. SAME organizations spread their message through a variety of channels to reach a broad spectrum of people. The network believes in the power of young people and wants to make their voices heard, so it can influence public opinion and policy making.