• Awareness raising campaign – Raise your Voice for #VictimsRights

      In 2011, the European Council and European Parliament adopted an historic piece of EU legislation greatly strengthening the rights of victims of crime. In this way all European countries (except Denmark) committed themselves to improve the rights and support for all victims of crime by the 16th of November of this year. This Directive, […]

    News 20 Oct, 2015

  • VSE meets Commissioner Věra Jourová to discuss victims' rights and support

    On the 2nd of October VSE had a meeting with Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. VSE was invited to update the Commissioner on some of the key priorities and concerns within the victims’ field. It was an opportunity to reflect upon the importance of maintaining the momentum by paying attention to victims’ […]

    News 7 Oct, 2015

  • In Memory of David McKenna – 1958-2015, A tribute from Victim Support Europe

    David McKenna was passionate about improving the situation of victims across Europe. He tirelessly strove to strengthen Victim Support Europe and help it become the leading European organisation on victims’ rights. David was a wonderful leader of Victim Support Europe and he was much more. David will be sorely missed by us all and by the […]

    News 14 Aug, 2015

  • The President of Victim Support Europe, David McKenna, sadly passed away

    It is with great sadness that we have to let you know that our President, and good friend, David McKenna passed away last Friday morning with his family around him. Over the last few months David had been told he had cancer again and this had spread quite rapidly.   The funeral service for David […]

    News 13 Aug, 2015

  • PROTEUS Seminar | Identity theft online: preventing, fighting & supporting victims

    For the past several years, Identity theft and identity fraud have become more sophisticated and transnational crimes across the globe. The generalized use of information and communication technologies and Internet allows for the internationalization of criminality and the constant appearance of new ways to commit such crimes, often perpetrated by highly sophisticated criminal organisations. The […]

    News 3 Aug, 2015

  • A Guide for individual evaluation of victims (EVVI) now available

    A guide on individual evaluation of victims of crime(EVVI) has recently been published EVVI Guide English. The objective of the EVVI project was to propose good practices that can be used in different member states to ensure a uniform application of the minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (EU Directive […]

    News 27 Jul, 2015

  • VSE Annual Report 2014 published

    We are proud to announce that our Annual Report 2014 is now available: VSEAnnualReport2014 We hope you will enjoy reading it!

    News 7 Jul, 2015

  • 6th Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia, 26-27 November 2015, Belgrade

    The Sixth Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia “New trends in victimology theory and practice: Dilemmas and challenges in protecting victims” will be held in Palace Hotel in Belgrade on 26th and 27th November 2015 The conference aims to bring together experts and researchers, who deal both theoretically and practically and from the […]

    News 2 Jul, 2015

  • Presentations made at VSE Conference 2015 now available!

    Victim Support Europe’s Annual Conference 2015 “Rights of Victims of Crime in Europe: the future is now!” took place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 13 to 14 May 2015. It was a very important event as we celebrated both Victim Support Europe’s and the Portuguese Association for Victim Support’s (APAV) 25th anniversary. The Conference brought together […]

    News 17 Jun, 2015

  • ENAR's shadow report on racist crime in Europe

    The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) has recently published a shadow report on racist crime in Europe. This report  is based on data and information from 26 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, […]

    News 12 Jun, 2015

  • Portuguese VSE Member receives award

    On the 10th of June – Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities – the President of the Portuguese Republic awarded APAV (VSE member organisation) with the degree of Honorary Member of the Order of Liberty in the official celebrations. APAV is truly honoured by this award and being able to participate in the […]

    News 11 Jun, 2015

  • FRA research on national child protection systems

    The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), at the request of the European Commission, conducted research on national child protection systems in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States. It seeks to understand how national child protection systems work and to identify common challenges and promising practices. For more information, please see: The […]

    News 3 Jun, 2015