• FRA publishes report on victim support services in the EU

    The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published last week its survey on the provision of victim support services in the Member States of the European Union. The FRA notes in the report that ‘research identified several areas in particular in which Member States currently fall short of meeting the Victims’ Directive’s requirements. More must therefore be done to […]

    News 13 Jan, 2015

  • Victim Support Europe extends its greatest sympathies to the victims and loved ones of the Paris terrorist attack

    Victim Support Europe strongly condemns the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris yesterday, 7 January 2015. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims and their families, to the children, parents, brothers and sisters, to all those who have lost loved ones, and to the people of France. Such a terrible loss can […]

    News 8 Jan, 2015

  • VSE talks victims rights with BBC Radio Oxford

    With the EU Directive on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime coming into force later this year, BBC Radio Oxford interviewed Victim Support Europe’s Executive Director, Levent Altan on 2 January 2015, on the problems faced by victims and the changes the new legislation will bring. Highlighting the different standards that victims […]

    News 5 Jan, 2015

  • Cruise ship crime: US Senate passes new law requiring reported crimes to be publicly available

    A law has been passed by the US Senate that will make reports of all crimes committed on board cruise ships publicly available. The legislation calls for quarterly updates of each alleged crime, including the name of each cruise line on which it occurred and whether it was committed by a crew member or passenger. It […]


  • VSE Awareness Raising Event in the EP

    On 18 November Victim Support Europe organized a conference “Victims of Crime Beyond 2015” in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was hosted by Ana Gomes, MEP. Speakers included Claude Moreas, MEP, Chair of the LIBE Committee, Iratxe García Pérez, MEP, Chair of the FEMM Committee, Olivier Tell, Head of Unit “Procedural criminal law” […]

    News 23 Sep, 2014

  • New Information Leaflet for Victims of Crime on Cruise Ships

    You are about to depart on your dream vacation… Our Associate Member the International Cruise Victims Association (ICV) has published a new leaflet highlighting cruise safety tips for EU passengers. The leaflet includes information to know before leaving port as well as practical tips for victims or witnesses of crime on cruise ships. For more […]

    News 17 Sep, 2014