VSE conference “Supporting Victims of Cybercrime”


Victim Support Europe’s conference “Supporting Victims of Cybercrime”will take place in Brussels on Friday 8th December from 09:30 to 13:30 at the European Economic and Social Committee (Room VMA3).

The Conference provides a unique opportunity to address the most active issues related to cybercafe victimisation. Recognising that the focus is primarily on prevention, security and the pursuit of criminals, the conference will place a spotlight on what happens to victims after the crime, what they need and how to support them. We will on the day also launch a video focused on dissemination of private images which can be particularly devastating.

A diverse range of speakers including a representative of EUROPOL, the European Commission, victim support organisations, tech companies and victims will give their perspectives on current developments, needs of victims of different types of cybercrime and support for cybercrime victims. Details of the conference programme are attached.

With a rapidly increasing number of victims across Europe and knowing the devastating impact that cybercrime can have on victims, VSE will use the Conference to launch a year of activities focusing on Support for Victims of Cybercrime. The Conference will kick off our discussions and help lay the groundwork for fruitful collaborations, additional research and identification of good practices for all victims of Cybercrime. We would be honoured with your presence at the conference.

If you want to attend the conference please confirm participation by email to Jeanette Fava (j.fava(at)victimsupporteurope.eu) at the latest by 30th of November. Along with your name, please provide the following information: ID number, nationality, and country of residence.

We look forward to seeing you on 8th of December for this exciting event!

Below is draft program of the conference. Some of the speakers still need confirmation. We will publish final program soon.