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  • VSE’s Levent Altan speaks at ERA Summer Course

    Today, VSE’s Executive Director Levent Altan will make a speech and presentation at ERA Summer Course on European Criminal Justice in Trier, Germany. Academy of European Law (ERA) and Victim Support Europe have a long history of joint work and cooperation and today’s speech and presentation ans well as contribution to other sessions ans workshops of […]

    News 22 Jun, 2017

  • Information for Victims of London’s Finsbury Park attack

    London was again struck by an attack last night when a van ploughed into crowd outside Muslim Welfare House, Finsbury Park Mosque, leaving one person dead and 10 injured. Victim Support is offering support to anyone who has witnessed or been affected by the terror incident in London yesterday. For their free Supportline call +448 08 16 89 […]

    News 19 Jun, 2017

  • An overview of the #VSE2017 annual conference

    On 17 and 18 May  Victims Support NI, Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVIC), the Victims’ Rights Alliance (VRA)  and Victim Support Europe organised the 27th Annual Victim Support Europe Conference – Victims of Crime: Rights, Needs & Responses’. The conference was held in over a 330 years old Royal Hospital’s monumental 17th century building  located in beautiful […]

    News 16 Jun, 2017

  • Mayor of London appoints first Victims Commissioner

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appointed Claire Waxman as the first Victims Commissioner for London to help dramatically improve the experience of victims of crime in the capital, alongside with dedication of  £47m for services in order to better support them over three years . As it is stated in Mayor of Lonodn’s press […]

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  • VSE welcomes signing of the Istanbul Convetion

    Yesterday June 13 2017 the Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová signed The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. This is the second international treaty that is signed by European Commission and it is signed in Strasbourg in the presence of the Secretary General of the […]

    News 14 Jun, 2017

  • Victim support NI receives volunteering quality award

    VSE full member Victim Support NI, the leading charity helping victims and witnesses of crime in Northern Ireland, have achieved the Investing in Volunteers Award, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers.  It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering […]

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  • Information for Victims of London attacks

    London was struck by an attack last night leaving at least 6 dead and 20 injured. We are following the situation and will provide you with information for victims and those affected  on this page. An emergency number is available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in […]

    News 4 Jun, 2017

  • Understanding victims of crime – report by Victim Support

    Victim Support England & Wales has published a new report entitled  Understanding Victims of Crime – The impact of the crime and support needs  The report explores similarities and differences in the impact of crime and expressed needs of victims across the main crime types. The report includes a review of existing research, and presents findings from […]

    News, News from members 1 Jun, 2017

  • How to deal with media when you were bereaved or victimised by the attack in Manchester?

    Terrorist attacks are often accompanied by overwhelming media attention. While Media can play an important role in informing the public and spreading checked facts, dealing with the media attention can be stressful and even harmful for the victims. Among many different efforts and activities in order to support victims of recent attacks in Manchester, VSE […]

    News, News from members 24 May, 2017

  • Support to the affected by the terror incident in Manchester Arena

    Victim Support is offering support to anyone who has witnessed or been affected by the terror incident in Manchester Arena yesterday. Their free Supportline is currently running 24/7. Call +448 08 16 89 111 to access support or email their Supportline. Victim Support supports victims and those bereaved by terrorist activity, home and abroad. An emergency number is available for those who […]

    News, News from members 23 May, 2017

  • VSE Annual Conference 2017 started today

    Victim Support Europe’s president João Lázaro gave welcome speech on today’s opening of the 27th VSE annual conference in the beautiful 300 year old Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. Opening speech was given by Frances Fitzgerald TD Tánaiste and Minister for Justice & Equality of Ireland. Her word were encouraging, inspiring and powerful to all. Plenary session […]

    News 17 May, 2017

  • VSE’s Policy Officer An Verelst recommends workshops on VSE annual conference 2017

    There are 20 days left until the VSE annual conference 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. Among variety of activities we offer you a full two day programme with over a dozen inspiring plenary speakers,  24 workshops with 42 expert presenters covering a range of topics from developing victim support services, supporting vulnerable victims such as victims […]

    News 28 Apr, 2017