The European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI) e.V. has a more than 25 year long history and is one of the oldest global accreditation companies. The founding meeting that lead to the creation of EURAMI was held on the 8th of September 1992 in Frankfurt/Main in Germany.
On that date 22 medical air rescue experts from over ten European countries created a Special Advisory Board dedicated to air rescue operations.
The advisory board’s objective was to create a expert working group which was focused on the medical component of air rescue operations. The mission and vision was to create a scientifically oriented institution with an emphasis on the practical aspects of air medical transfer.
Its main objective were:
- Information & documentation
- Logistics & operations
The organization was first registered as” a European economic community of Interests” on the 11th of February 1993 in Brussels, Belgium and has since extended its mission to a global scale.
One year later the organization was officially founded as a registered association in Germany.
It was formally recognized since August 11, 1994 as an association in the “official register of companies and associations” in the legal jurisdiction of Nürtingen, Germany.
EURAMI’s name went through several changes throughout the years but its final and current was voted during the 11th EURAMI Meeting in Prague on October 16, 1998. The European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI) e.V. was born.
Most of the main objectives which were discussed during the founding meeting are still in the mission and scope of EURAMI. While EURAMI has gained worldwide recognition and has positioned itself as the leader in aero-medical accreditation it still stands by its core mission values:
- The promotion of high quality, safe aeromedical transportation in Rotary Wing, Fixed Wing and Commercial Airline Medical Escort transfers
- Standardize processes and increase quality by developing and publishing Industry Standards
- Serve as a base of knowlegde and guidance for all aspects of aeromedical transporation
- Promote, support and accredit aeromedical operators who fullfill the standards of the organization
- Educate, research and support the development in the field of aeromedical transportation