• New draft Police and Crime Plan for London

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, recently published a new draft Police and Crime Plan for London, which places better support for victims at the heart of new proposals. The plan is now open for public consultation before adoption early next year. As well as improving the standards of policing and criminal justice in London, […]

    News 8 Dec, 2016

  • International Conference for Aid to Victims

    The Cabinet of Madame Juliette MEADEL,  French Secretary of State in charge of Victim Assistance is organizing the “International Conference for Aid to Victims” which is going to be held in Paris on 9 and 10 January 2017, at UNESCO. This conference, which will bring together more than 350 participants from France and abroad, will allow sharing of […]

    News 7 Dec, 2016

  • VSE Conference: Establishing victims’ rights in challenging times

      As part of our annual activities to make victims’ rights a reality in every country in Europe, VSE is organising “Establishing Victims’ Rights and Support Services in Challenging Times”, hosted at the European Economic and Social Committee on 29 November 2016.   In 2012, the Member States of the European Union, supported by the European Parliament […]

    News 24 Nov, 2016

  • Celebrating children’s rights

    Last week saw two important anniversaries for children’s rights: European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse on November 18, and United Nations Universal Children’s Day on November 20. These important days also serve as a reminder for us to protect and support the most vulnerable victims of crime. The […]

    News 21 Nov, 2016

  • Victim Support Europe collaborates with END FGM on Training on the Victims’ Rights Directive

    9 November 2016 – Victim Support Europe was invited by the END FGM network to provide a training for its members on the Victims’ Rights Directive. An Verelst, VSE’s policy officer, spent half a day discussing the content of the Directive with the network. Through discussions and exercises the training opened up perspectives on how the […]

    News 10 Nov, 2016

  • New report by Victim Support

    Victim Support has published on a new report entitled “Meeting the needs of survivors and families bereaved through terrorism”. Since the incidents in Sousse (Tunisia), Paris and Leytonstone in 2015, VS has directly supported over 150 people who have been personally affected by acts of terrorism. Through their work supporting these individuals, it became evident […]


  • Press release: Victim Support’s new report ‘Meeting the needs of survivors and families bereaved through terrorism’

    Today 10 November 2016, Victim Support released a new report ‘Meeting the needs of survivors and families bereaved through terrorism’.   Victim Support report reveals that people traumatised after being caught up in terrorist attacks are falling through gaps in the support system. The lack of a widely recognised definition of a ‘victim’ of terrorism […]


  • Victimology Society of Serbia organises its VII Annual Conference 24-25/11

    The Victimology Society of Serbia is organising its 7th Annual Conference later this month. Victim Support Europe is invited to discuss victim support in Serbia during the event, following the study we carried out with the World Bank in Serbia. VII Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia Security and victimization: Challenges of social reaction […]


  • Free Yourself Campaign launches Podcasts

    “Voices” is the first production of Free Yourself Global, the first global and cross-cultural domestic violence campaign. This series brings together all of the voices of the participants of domestic violence, including recovering abusers, victims, children, educators, support agencies and health professionals, law enforcement agencies, policy-makers, celebrities and social entrepreneurs who work to aid in […]

    News 2 Nov, 2016

  • Mayor of London launches £1.3m restorative justice service to help victims

    On 26 August the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a new £1.3m support programme led by victims of crime, and for victims of crime, to cut reoffending rates and help victims recover and move on with their lives.

    News 26 Aug, 2016

  • VSE collaboration with Amber Alert Europe on European wide prevention campaign

    The holiday season is ongoing in Europe. Amber Alert Europe produced a short animated video developed by missing persons police experts from all over Europe teaches parents how to prevent their children from going missing during the holidays. Germany, Poland, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Serbia and The Netherlands are among the countries who run the campaign. The […]

    News 9 Aug, 2016

  • VSE presents Annual Report 2015

    VSE is proud to present the Annual Report 2015. In 2015 we have carried out a large number of activities to develop and strengthen our network, better represent victims across Europe, support implementation of victims’ rights and develop the capacity of organisations and governments around Europe to deliver support for victims. Read all about it in the full report! 

    News 28 Jul, 2016