European Resuscitation Council 2020

Throughout Europe, many National Resuscitation Councils under the banner of the European Resuscitation Council will organize activities on or around World Restart a Heart Day on October 16th 2019.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (Udruzenje hitnih medicinskih tehnicara FBIH)will realize a new campaign, dated on October 16-17 2020. in several BiH cities, where we will have workshops. The central event will be on October 17th in Sarajevo 11:55, in front of the largest shopping mall in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo City Center. The same workshops will also be held on the squares in the cities of Banja Luka October 17th 12:00, and October 16th 10:00 Brcko, Konjic, Kiseljak and Donji Vakuf.

We expect that these events will be covered by the media and that we will animate the public to launch numerous activities, with the main result in the future – to have many more saved lives in our country.Our media partner is biggest info webportal in BiH


In addition to social media, The German Resuscitation Council is encouraging people to organise small trainings for colleagues or family members in a COVID-proof environment.

The GRC has teamed up with a health insurance company to create a virtual reality app, which will be released on World Restart A Heart Day.

More than 20 artists have agreed to join #MySongCanSaveLives.


An open-air event will take place on Friday, October 16th, from 15:45pm to 18:00pm during which certified trainers belonging to the humanitarian organization KIDS SAVE LIVES- Τα Παιδιά Σώζουν Ζωές in cooperation with the Hellenic Society of Emergency Prehospital Care (EEEPF), the Regional Intendancy of Education of Central Macedonia and a Vocational Training Institute (IEK DELTA 360) will promote CPR techniques and a competition in cardiopulmonary resuscitation using virtual reality devices (VR-CPR).

A limited number of children will participate in the event which will be held in an open air area and all participants will conform to the Personal Protective Equipment measures and means.


Due to the SARS Cov2 pandemic with a subsequent lock down on March 16th2020 and in accordance to sanitary precautions and protection measures decided by our government, LRC activities and trainings were reduced to a minimum.

ERC -COVID Guidelines issued in April 2020 helped us to think about re-organizing our trainings and courses in respect of the actualized sanitary situation of our country.

Activities and courses in high schools within the project “ REAGIS au Lycée” restarted in October and will be continued into 2021.

With the support of the Ministry of Education, LRC will organize a second round of refresher courses for teachers of high schools in December, hopefully followed by other ERC BLS and LRC -Réagis courses at the beginning of 2021

United Kingdom

There will be no face-to-face training in the UK, so the focus will be on social and online media as well as traditional radio. The UK Resuscitation Council is promoting their online Livesaver app.