Guest registration for the Victim Support Europe’s Autumn Conference “Online Victimisation: Developing a Comprehensive Response”, to take place in Brussels, is now open!
Be Our Guest!
The conference will take place on 12 December from 9h30 to 13h30 at Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU , 77 Wiertzstraat, Brussels.
The conference will bring together VSE member representatives and other EU officials to discuss a holistic approach to supporting victims of cybercrime. Much of the focus and prioritisation of work in the field has been on law enforcement, removal of images etc., without sufficient attention to supporting people who have been victimised. At the same time, awareness raising and prevention need to be an integral part of any support service working on cybercrime. The conference will therefore explore these two different aspects of support, how they are best delivered and how this is achieved with victims from different areas such as fraud, bullying, non-consensual sexual image sharing, stalking etc.
Everyone who is interested to learn and discuss about Online Victimisation is invited to join the conference. There is no registration fee. Please, only register as a guest when you are fairly sure you will participate.
Visit the link to register for our conference.
Draft Conference Programme
|08:30 – 09.00||Registration|
|09:00- 09.30||Welcome and Intros
Welcome: Chair of Event, Mr João Lázaro President, Victim Support Europe
Graham Willmott, Head of Unit Cybercrime, DG HOME – Trends in cybercrime and future EU action
Victim of Cyber hate crime – Experience of online harassment as an LGBTI person (TBC)
|Understanding the criminal approach to improve our safety
Cathal Delaney, Team Leader for Combating Child Sexual Abuse Online and Related Crimes at EUROPOL – The criminals approach to targeting children
Osborne Clarke International Legal Practice – Responding to online fraud – from investigation to company and individual action
|10.30 – 11.30
|What makes us vulnerable to cybercrime – who are the criminals targets and why
Patricia Le Coc, Myria, Federal Migration Centre and Independent National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking (Belgium) – What makes a person vulnerable to trafficking?
Plena Inclusion – Spanish network of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families – Vulnerabilities of people with intellectual disabilities to Cybercrime
|11.30 – 11.45||Coffee break|
|11:45 – 12: 45||How we can reduce risks online and support victims
INHOPE – Removing illegal content on the internet (TBC)
Céline Sturm, Weisser Ring German – Supporting victims of cybercrime
|12.45 – 13.15||Changing public perception and response to cybercrime
Pia Micallef, Policy Advisor European Parliament and Co-founder of the MetooEP campaign – the perception of cybercrime against women and changing reactions
Helgard van Huellen, Vice President, Victim Support Europe