VSE supports knowledge exchange and best practice to help implement and monitor victims’ rights, increase and improve the delivery of local services, and develop new policies and practices.
We have joined up with Member and non-member organisations on a range of projects, assisting with project applications and supporting projects through policy inputs, quality assurance, dissemination of results etc. You can find examples of projects we have been involved in below.
‘Best Practices in Victims’ Support: Referrals, Information, Individual Assessment: VICToRIIA’
The major objectives of the Project are twofold: to ensure that victims of crime in Lithuania, Romania, Italy and Portugal have access to and are offered tailored victim support services suited to their needs and that the results of the Project will be available and transferrable to situations across Europe.
The Project will achieve its objectives through four core aims:
a) developing an individual assessment process to determine the support needs of victims;
b) strengthening partnerships between support organisations and between those organisations and the police;
c) developing referral mechanisms, founded on secure communication channels, which can be used between support organisations and/or between the police and those organisations;
d) establishing an information package for victims on their rights, the impact of victimisation and on the victim services which exist in the States of the partner organisations.
The overall aim of this project is to help ensure that the rights established in the Victims Directive are operating in practice. It will achieve this by assisting the EU Commission in its own assessment of implementation as well as providing national stakeholders with evidence of the state of implementation in their own countries.Read More
Victim support services in Serbia
The ultimate objective of the project is to assist the Serbian Government, as part of its accession process, to develop a national system of victim support services which comply with EU Directive 2012/29 EU.Read More
Capacity building for EU crime victim support
Project CABVIS aims to overcome the many difficulties arising from the non-harmonisation of EU member States’ victim support services and legal implementation of EU measures. The whole project provides those who directly deal with victims (i.e. police officers, judicial practitioners and victim support workers) with the tools and sensitivity to better deal with them.
Protection and effective access to justice of crime victims in the European Union
This project, which took place from 2013 to 2014, provided in-depth training for legal practitioners on EU law on victims of crime. It covered both pre-Lisbon and post-Lisbon instruments, following closely the development of the legislative process at EU level as well as national transposition in the Member States.Read More
This project, which ran from 2011 to 2013 focused on improving access to information for victims in Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic and Austria.Read More
Victims in Europe
This project which ran from 2007 to 2009, assessed the implementation of the Framework-Decision of March 15th, 2011 on the standing of victims in legal proceedings from the European Council, in each of the 27 Member-States of the European Union.Read More
Implementing Victim-Oriented Reform of the criminal justice system in the European Union
This project, which runs from 2014 to 2016, will analyse and present victim assistance models in the EU Member States. It will examine the coherence (internal and external) of victim support models and identify gaps in the implementation of victims’ rights.Read More
INclusive Holistic care for REfugee and migrant victims of sexual violence in Belgium, Sweden and UK
With a consortium composing of Ghent University-ICRH/CESSMIR (BE), the Belgian Federal Service of Public Health (BE), Payoke (BE), Victim Support Europe (EU), NHS The Havens (UK) and the Swedish Police Authority (SE), that is supported by international experts from a.o. EFPA, PICUM, CESAR and IEWM, this project aims to improve holistic care for MAR victims of SV, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation and/or legal status by strengthening the capacity of multi-sector professionals.Read More