Victim Support Europe (VSE) Annual Conference 2019, titled “Victim Recovery – A Road of Many Routes”, was held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on the 12-13 of June 2019. The organisers „France Victimes“ and „Victim Support Europe“ welcomed more than 200 experts working with victims of crime, including researchers, legal practitioners, academics, participants from victim support organisations, government officials, etc. This year’s Annual VSE Conference provideda great chance for all of the participants to discuss a variety of topics, such as the different routes that victims may take in order to reach recovery and resilience,as well as to identify the contemporaryand innovative methods for support to victims of crime.

The conference was conducted in two days and comprised multiple presentations addressing various aspects of the protection of victims – victim support response to a terrorist attack, using supporting dogs for vulnerable victims of crime, approaches to women victims of partner violence, support to victims of sectarian hold, etc.

At this event, a dedicated E-PROTECT session was held where Denitsa Kozhuharova, part of the project team presented the E-PROTECT project (Enhancing PROtection of Children – vicTims of crime). Ms. Kozhuharova presented a project overview, while Ms. Julia Pamias from Defence for Children – Italia gave a thorough overview of the elaborated individual needs assessment methodology, elaborated in the course of E-PROTECT implementation. The session was concluded by SEERC representative Ms. Stella Karpa, one of E-PROTECT key experts.

The E-PROTECT project is funded by the EU under Grant Agreement № 760270.

This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Justice Programme (2014-2020) of the European Commission. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.