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 Member States’ representatives, judicial practitioners, State authorities, academics and victim support practitioners to discuss in particular the difficulties and successes in the implementation of the EU Directive on victims’ rights. It was also the opportunity to reflect upon developments in the field of victims’ rights and the challenges that remain to be addressed.
More than 250 participants attended the five plenary sessions and the six workshop sessions including more than 40 presentations (please see the programme). Most of these presentations are now available on the conference website or in the publication section of our website under “VSE Conference Lisbon 2015”.