Victim Support Europe is proudly announcing our first Summer School! Co-hosted by APAV and in partnership with INTERVICT and we are offering a four day training programme on the EU Victims’ Rights and Advocacy. The Training will take place from 29th of May till the 2nd of June in Peniche, Portugal.
The Summer school is titled “EU Victim´s Directive: how to make it happen in your country” and will support participants in developing the necessary skills and knowledge on advocating for victims’ rights and services. This topic was selected based on a training needs assessment that was carried out with victim support organisations across Europe last year.
This Summer School takes participants on a journey where skills and knowledge on Advocacy and Lobbying are acquired and directly practiced and applied using the Victims’ Rights Directive and other rights related to victims.
For this summer school we are especially looking at Policy officers and Professionals working on victims’ issues that want to become part of a new generation of Victim Advocates around Europe. Participants with a professional, research or educational background on victims’ issues are warmly welcomed.
The participants selected will be of a wide array of European countries to enable knowledge sharing from different perspectives and backgrounds. Of all the applicants, 20 participants from across Europe will be selected to partake in the first VSE Summer School! Register soon to ensure you have a place!
After the summer school participants will become part of a Victim Advocate community linked to Victim Support Europe where they are informed about developments, invited to share knowledge and expertise as well as be informed on work and opportunities related to victim issues around Europe.
Find out more about the Summer school on the Summer School website and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions. We are looking forward to welcoming you there!