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Welcome to Victim Support Europe Annual Conference 2021! The Conference is a major international event bringing together the key players working with victims of crime. Between 200 and 250 participants from victim support organisations as well as practitioners, researchers, experts, academics, government officials and criminal justice officials attend annually.

Transforming victim support: from dream to reality

This year’s edition ‘Transforming victim support: from dream to reality’ is a celebration of the work the victim support community of the EU has done over the last three decades. From providing administrative, legal, psychological support to advocating for victims’ rights and policies, Victim Support Europe’s members have made enormous strides in the advancement of victims’ wellbeing across Europe. The community has many successes in 30 years — however, in the current political climate, the protection and promotion of victims’ rights is more essential than ever. Together, we can learn from the past and create a positive, actionable vision for the comprehensive victim support system in Europe: today, tomorrow and 30 years from now.