The European Network on Victims’ Rights held its autumn seminar last week. It welcomed governmental representatives of almost all EU member states, as well as experts from the European Commission, the Fundamental Rights Agency and Victim Support Europe. The event was hosted by the Estonian Ministry of Justice.
A dedicated workshop on the E-PROTECT methodology for individual needs’ assessment of child victims of crime was part of the event’s programme. The workshop was led by Denitsa Kozhuharova as part of the E-PROTECT team. The workshop was carried out in three rounds, and its contents were focused on the core parts of the methodology, namely the steps towards a successful multidisciplinary cooperation, procedural safeguards for the performance of an individual needs’ assessment, and the termination of the child’s best interest.A discussion followed the presentation where the participants shared experience and good practices stemming out of their respective jurisdictions.