Tribute to the victims of terrorism and emergency services

18 Oct, 2017

As part of 3 day event, which gathered emergency services from all Europe in order to improve the safety of European citizens, Victims of terrorism, associations of victims, emergency services and decision-makers today will march to the Memorial to the victims of terrorist attacks in Brussels to pay tribute to commemorate the lives lost and to thank emergency services for their work.

For the first time ever, emergency services and rescuers from the 28 countries of the European Union will march in Brussels in honour of all victims of terrorist attacks.

The start will be in front of the European Council at 13:30 and end in front of Brussels Memorial dedicated to the victims of terrorism (Rue de la Loi 248, nearby Schuman roundabout). A moment of silence will conclude the march.

The tribute will welcome:

– Mr Julian King, European Commissioner for Security Union, European Commission

– Mrs Adina Ioana Vălean, Member of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the ENVI Committee and Head of the Romanian delegationEPP Group in the European Parliament

– Mr Serge Lipszyc, representing Belgian Prime Minister Mr Charles MICHEL

– Mr Jan Jambon, Minister of the Interior, Belgium

– Mr Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

– Mrs Joëlle Milquet, President of the Internal Affairs Committee at the Parliament of the region Brussels-Capital and special advisor to the President of the European Commission on compensation for victims of crime

– Mr Gilles Mahieu, Governor of the Brabant-Wallon Region, Belgium

– Mr Jérôme Glorie, Head of the Directorate-General Civil Security (Protection civile – Civiele Bescherming), Belgium

This action is organised by the European Emergency Number Association and the Victim Support Europe, and is kindly supported by AVT (Spanish association of victims of terrorism), FENVAC (French national association for victims), V-Europe (Belgian association of victims of terrorism) and Victim Support (Charity for victim support in England & Wales).