The Board of the Foundation against Terrorism and Violence Alberto Jiménez-Becerril, on their meeting at the Sevilla City Council last December, under the presidency of Teresa Jiménez-Becerril and the Presidency of Honor of Juan Espadas, agreed to award their annual award to Victim Support Europe, as their recognition of VSE as an organization that collaborates regularly with European and international institutions to influence EU laws and policies on victims’ rights.
In a ceremony presided by the mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, the Alberto Jiménez-Becerril Foundation has presented its annual award recognizing the work of individuals, associations or entities that fight against terrorism and support the victims and their families.
Presentation of the award was part of the events organised by the foundation on the anniversary of the assassination of the Deputy Mayor of the City of Seville Alberto Jiménez-Becerril and his wife, Ascensión García, on January 30, 1998 by the hands of ETA.
On behalf of VSE, award was received by our president João Lázaro. In his speech Mr. Lázaro said that it is a pleasure and great honour receive this award on behalf of VSE and all the organisations and individuals we represent who work tirelessly on the front line for victims.
Mr. Lázaro expressed his sincere thanks to the Alberto Jimenez-Becerril Foundation and to Mrs Jimenez Becerril for this award and for their unerring support and efforts for victims. He also emphasized that with this important recognition we will not cease to work for and with victims to ensure that each and every victim of terrorism is granted protection, support and full exercise of their rights.