According to the suggestion of the Finnish Red Cross' board, on the 12th of September 2008 the President of Finland has awarded Peter Wallin with the Medal of Merit in Bronze for his laudable work towards Red Cross' objectives.
"Red Cross pursues to alleviate human suffering and to protect life as well as human dignity in every circumstance." (quoted from the Red Cross' cover letter and translated by Centre for Trauma Therapy and Trauma Education)
The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation was founded in April 2006.
This followed a period of active planning and collaboration with professional colleagues from over 17 countries in Europe as well as with the Executive Council of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).
The establishment of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) was strongly supported by the ISSTD with whom we have close ties.