• ALL VICTIMS RECOGNISED, NO VICTIM FORGOTTEN: JOINT STATEMENT FOR EUROPEAN DAY FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME 22 FEBRUARY, 2015   Brussels, 20 February 2015 – Sunday 22 February marks European Day for Victims of Crime. A day to remember those who have suffered at the hands of criminals – many millions every year –children and adults, […]

    Legislation, News, Policy 20 Feb, 2015

  • European Day for Victims of Crime – 22 February 2015

    NATIONAL EVENTS TO MARK EUROPEAN DAY FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME 22 February 2015 marks European Day for Victims of Crime. In recognition of that day, national organisations around Europe are holding a series of events. Below you will find information on some of the events that are taking place in: Finland, Sweden, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovakia, […]

    News 17 Feb, 2015

  • Protecting your data – tips

    Wednesday, 28 January marked the 9th European Data Protection Day. As Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Věra Jourová put it  ‘It is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of protecting personal data, a fundamental right for everyone in the EU.’ A range of EU laws exist to protect your data but protecting […]

    News 30 Jan, 2015

  • FRA publishes report on victim support services in the EU

    The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published last week its survey on the provision of victim support services in the Member States of the European Union. The FRA notes in the report that ‘research identified several areas in particular in which Member States currently fall short of meeting the Victims’ Directive’s requirements. More must therefore be done to […]

    News 13 Jan, 2015

  • Victim Support Europe extends its greatest sympathies to the victims and loved ones of the Paris terrorist attack

    Victim Support Europe strongly condemns the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris yesterday, 7 January 2015. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims and their families, to the children, parents, brothers and sisters, to all those who have lost loved ones, and to the people of France. Such a terrible loss can […]

    News 8 Jan, 2015

  • VSE talks victims rights with BBC Radio Oxford

    With the EU Directive on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime coming into force later this year, BBC Radio Oxford interviewed Victim Support Europe’s Executive Director, Levent Altan on 2 January 2015, on the problems faced by victims and the changes the new legislation will bring. Highlighting the different standards that victims […]

    News 5 Jan, 2015

  • Cruise ship crime: US Senate passes new law requiring reported crimes to be publicly available

    A law has been passed by the US Senate that will make reports of all crimes committed on board cruise ships publicly available. The legislation calls for quarterly updates of each alleged crime, including the name of each cruise line on which it occurred and whether it was committed by a crew member or passenger. It […]


  • VSE Awareness Raising Event in the EP

    On 18 November Victim Support Europe organized a conference “Victims of Crime Beyond 2015” in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was hosted by Ana Gomes, MEP. Speakers included Claude Moreas, MEP, Chair of the LIBE Committee, Iratxe García Pérez, MEP, Chair of the FEMM Committee, Olivier Tell, Head of Unit “Procedural criminal law” […]

    News 23 Sep, 2014

  • New Information Leaflet for Victims of Crime on Cruise Ships

    You are about to depart on your dream vacation… Our Associate Member the International Cruise Victims Association (ICV) has published a new leaflet highlighting cruise safety tips for EU passengers. The leaflet includes information to know before leaving port as well as practical tips for victims or witnesses of crime on cruise ships. For more […]

    News 17 Sep, 2014

  • Conference on Protection Orders in the EU Member States (Lisbon, 28 November 2014)

    Victims of intimate partner violence, stalking and domestic violence often have a need to be protected against (repeated) violence by their offender. Protection orders may provide such protection, but currently we know very little of the manner in which they function on paper and in practice. For this reason, the partners of the Daphne III […]

    News 4 Sep, 2014

  • Implementing and Enforcing the Victims' Rights Directive in the EU (Dublin, 14 November 2014)

    This event is organised by the Victims’ Rights Alliance and will take place on 14 November 2014 from 9am – 5.30 pm in the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland. The conference will be launched by Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald T.D. This conference will focus on minimum requirements […]

    News 1 Sep, 2014

  • World Society of Victimology – 15th International Symposium (Perth, 5-9 July 2015)

    The 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 5-9 July 2015. The Symposium will invite International and Australian presenters from the broader discipline of Victimology and bring them together in one of Australia’s most beautiful cities. It […]

    News 23 Jun, 2014