The first committees of the Association were established in
- The Netherlands
- and France
These were swiftly followed by:
- The Czech Republic
- and Switzerland
Blue Shield Netherlands and Norway formally invited people to the founding conference of the ANCBS, at the Hague in December 2008. (Read the ANCBS Founding Conference Invitation(pdf) ). Present were committees from Australia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Chile, the Republic of Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, and Poland, and the newly established Austrian committee, also founded in 2008.
The committees of the Netherlands, France and the USA stood as the founding committees in the ANCBS Statutes, which were formally witnessed and signed in 2009.
Founding member of the Austrian Blue Shield Committee, Friedrich Schipper, speaks at the 2010 ANCBS meeting, hosted in Vienna, Austria.