We are happy to announce that João Lázaro has been elected President of Victim Support Europe for a second term. The re-election took place on 11 December 2018 in Brussels during the Annual General Meeting which was held at the Representation of Free State of Bavaria to the European Union.
João Lázaro is currently the President of Victim Support Europe (VSE). Holder of a Bachelor degree in Law and a post-graduate degree in Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice, João is also a practicing lawyer. He has long experience in leading governance roles. Within VSE alone, João has been a member of the Board since 2008 and was elected President after four years serving as its Vice-President. He developed extensive work in the field of victimology and has dedicated his career to advocate for the rights of victims of crime.
Commenting upon his re-election, Mr. Lázaro said: “Thank you very much to everyone, it is a great honour for me to serve victims together with our team for the next three years and to promote VSE’s values to the world”.