• 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

  • VSE Summer school – How to make EU Victim´s Directive happen in your country

    Victim Support Europe is proudly announcing our first Summer School! Co-hosted by APAV and in partnership with INTERVICT and we are offering a four day training programme on the EU Victims’ Rights and Advocacy. The Training will take place from 29th of May till the 2nd of June in Peniche, Portugal. The Summer school is titled “EU Victim´s […]

    News 12 Apr, 2017

  • Annual conference – updated programme and variety of workshops

    Preparations for the 2017 VSE annual conference are entering the final stage. There are 35 days left to the conference and the conference programme is expanding and the workshop list is getting better and more interesting. Programme updates The conference will be opened by João Lázaro – President of Victim Support Europe and Maria McDonald BL– Victims […]

    News 11 Apr, 2017

  • EU Justice Scoreboard 2017

    On Monday, April 10 the European Commission published the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard in order to give a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in the EU Member States. The aim of the scoreboard is to assist national authorities to improve the effectiveness of their justice systems and for the first time, it also […]


  • VSE Annual Conference 2017

    ‘Victims of Crime: Rights, Needs & Responses’ We have great pleasure in formally announcing the VSE’s Annual Conference 2017 ‘Victims of Crime: Rights, Needs & Responses’ which will take place 17 and 18 May 2017 at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. The conference is co-hosted by Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVIC), the Victims’ Rights Alliance […]

    News 10 Apr, 2017

  • Third meeting of the European Network on Victims’ Rights

    VSE Executive Director Levent Altan had a shared presentation with Isabelle Sadowski, from the French Victim Support and Mediation Institute (INAVEM)  during the third meeting of the European Network on Victims’ Rights. The presentation  “The specificity of  NGOs’ work regarding the support provided to victims of terrorism: coordination between NGOs, special rights training, complementarity between networks […]


  • Information for those affected by the attack in Stockholm

    On 7th of April an attack took place in the centre of Stockholm Sweden where a truck crashed into a crowd. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We are closely following the situation and will update the information below regularly.   For those affected: People worried about their relatives can call 114 14, […]

    News 7 Apr, 2017

  • Vice-President of Victim Support Europe speaks at EU Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

    11th of March is the EU Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism. The anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Madrid has become the European day to commemorate and pay tribute to all victims of terrorism. As previous years the RAN has organised a Remembrance day in the European Commission bringing together victims, policy makers, support […]

    News 4 Apr, 2017

  • Saint Petersburg Attack – support for those affected

    On the 3rd of April 2017 Saint Petersburg was struck by a deadly attack. The metro explosions took the lives of eleven people and left many dozens wounded. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Our Russian Member Victim Support Foundation (VSF Russia) is providing us with information on where victims can get information and […]

    News 3 Apr, 2017

  • Belgrade – workshop with victim support providers

    VSE Project manager Aleksandra Ivankovic and Finance & Project Officer Sanjin Buzo today in Belgrade held a workshop with victim support providers from Serbia. The workshop was organized in cooperation with our member Victimology society of Serbia (VDS) as part of the VSE project “Victim support services in Serbia” The workshop is organised as follow up […]

    News 30 Mar, 2017

  • 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