• European directive adopted in Dutch Senate

    The Dutch Senate accepted the bill which converts the European Directive on victims’ rights from 2012 in Dutch law. VSE members Victim Support Netherlands is pleased that the bill is adopted and implementation is not far away. Correct position of victims in Europe The police, prosecution, Victim Support Netherlands and other partners have worked hard in […]

    News 28 Mar, 2017

  • INAVEM is preparing for changes

    In order to continue the work carried out by the State Secretariat for Victim Assistance after the May 2017 presidential election, Juliette Méadel created a General Secretariat for Victim Assistance, an inter-ministerial administration attached directly to the Prime Minister . Its missions will include: – to coordinate the action of the ministries in the follow-up […]

    News, News from members 27 Mar, 2017

  • Supporting Justice launching the first UK national victim review website

    VSE memeber Supporting Justice is officially launching the first UK national victim review website, named Victims Choice, which will provide information to victims on all the victim services in their area. The site will also allow victims to write reviews and view feedback from past service users to help them choose a provider that suits their […]

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  • Information on support for victims of 22 March London attack

    Following the 22 March attack in London Victim Support Europe is helping with the co-ordination of information for support for victims. We do not provide direct support ourselves but we can help the victims to get the support they need. You can also find a list of victim support organisations in the UK following this link. By now, following […]

    News 23 Mar, 2017

  • 22/3 – Remembering victims of the attacks and VSE’s work to help them

    Here in Brussels, the 22nd of March is a day to pause and remember – a day on which, one year ago, 32 innocent lives were taken and many more were injured. It has been a great honour to stand with the victims today as we remember those who died and continue to suffer. Since […]

    News 22 Mar, 2017

  • Lorne Cook from Associated Press brings March 22 victims stories

    Associated Press’ journalist Lorne Cook, with support of Victims Support Europe, wrote several articles in order to take closer look on some of the stories of March 22 victims. Wounded basketball player: Belgium must help attack victims First story is about Sebastien Bellin, former basketball player who was badly wounded in the suicide bomb attack on Brussels […]


  • Bílý kruh bezpečí answered over 8000 calls to 116 006 line

    116 006 answered over 8000 calls VSE members Bílý kruh bezpečí  runs helpline 116 006 in the Czech Republic which operates 24/7. In last two years our helpline answered 8000 phone calls from victims of crime and domestic violence. In 80 % we received phone calls from women. Seminar in the Parliament On the occasion of the European […]

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  • Increase in services at Victim Support Finland

    The number of clients served at Victim Support Finland clearly increased in 2016. Altogether, there were 44 000 client contacts which showed an increase of 24 % from 2015. The number of longer-term support relations was 3600, an increase of 38 % from 2015. The number of individual clients in different services was 8400. The biggest […]

    News, News from members 20 Mar, 2017

  • Mayor of London published the new Police and Crime Plan for London

    The Mayor of London today (Monday 20th March) launched his new Police and Crime Plan for the capital. It aims to restore real neighbourhood policing, create a safer city for everyone in London and commits to protecting the most vulnerable Londoners at the most challenging time in the Met’s recent history. The priorities of the […]

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  • Slachtofferhulp’s symposium – Assess and protect

    Every year, in connection with the European Day for victims of crime, VSE members Slachtofferhulp Nederland are holding a symposium, and this year for the first time, they organised it jointly with the Dutch National Police.  About 350 people, among whom many police officers, participated in the symposium Assess and protect on February 24. Among other plenary speakers […]

    News, News from members 10 Mar, 2017

  • The President of the Portuguese Republic visited APAV

    The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, visited VSE memebrs APAV on the 8th of March, for the occasion of the Internal Women’s Day. The President’s visit started with a tour at APAV’s head office, Victim Support Helpline – 116006 and Lisbon Victim Support Office, and ended up with a warm and motivating […]

    News, News from members 8 Mar, 2017

  • First national victimization survey in Russia

    In February 2017, VSE full member, Victim Support Foundation from Russia, together with the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM), the leading polling institution in Russia, have conducted the first ever national victimization survey. The aim of the survey, which is considered somewhat of a large scale pilot study, was to measure the experiences with crime […]

    News, News from members 1 Mar, 2017