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.
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