Victim Support represents England and Wales at European victims’ conference
Published: 27 September 2012
- 27 September 2012
Every year, 75 million individuals fall victims to crimes in the European Union, and approximately 15% of population in the EU become direct victims of crime.
The increasing number of victims in the EU has drawn the attention of many European governments, pushing them to set victims’ needs as a priority for policies and legislations in the Member States.
Starting today Victim Support will attend a two-day Seminar Victims’ Rights: a Step Forward in Portugal, which will gather experts, justice practitioners and NGOs in criminology and victimology fields across Europe, to discuss the challenges ahead, the victims’ perspective and share their experiences and best practices on victim support issues.
The event is organised within Victim Support Europe’s Project CABVIS, Capacity Building for EU Crime Victim Support (2011-2012), co-financed by the European Commission under the Programme Criminal Justice.