Side Events

On May 20th 2021, from 15.00 until 17.00 CET, VSE will organise a number of side events alongside the main conference programme. These side events offer a closer look into the topics covered at the main programme.

Side events provide VSE Members and partners with the opportunity to promote projects, introduce new approaches and share best practices. They are also the perfect occasion to have Q&A discussions on specific topics.

Our side events are primarily working along six thematic lines:

1. Setting up and developing victim support services

2. Specific groups of victims

3. Supporting victims across sectors

4. Victims in an international context

5. Communications in victim support sector

6. An Interactive Game On Victims’ Rights

Please, note that in order to participate in a side event you should register in advance following this link. All side events will take place live in ZOOM.

Side Event A

Live Mixed Presentation

THEME

Setting up and developing victim support services
Presentation 1 (The Netherlands)
The needs of victims in 2021, including the supporting environment of the victim / Informing colleagues abroad about developed blended online and offline services to victims and supporting the environment of the victim (relatives and professionals) in The Netherlands.

Organisation
Victim Support The Netherlands
Conductors
Veronique Hoogendoorn, Rosa H.M. Jansen and Edward van der Kruijk

Presentation 2 (Northern Ireland)
Supporting victims with the Community Resiliency Model / Raising awareness of the benefits of the model through participation in some of its skills (interactive exercises)

Organisation
Victim Support Northern Ireland
Conductors
Jolena Flett and Margaret Johnston

Moderator
Oleksandra Boychenko

Side Event B

Live Mixed Presentation

THEME

Specific groups of victims
Presentation (Germany)
“Fear haunts us until today” – Victims of right-wing attacks, a virtual exhibition / Presenting victim’s voices to the public and raising awareness for the needs and experiences of this group of victims

Organisation
Zebra e.V. & the EU project SeRV – Services and Rights for Victims of Crime
Conductors
Kai Stoltmann, Eckart Mueller-Bachmann, Svenja Heinrich and Gloria Glogau

Moderator
Iris Lokerse

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The speakers encourage attendees to visit the virtual exhibition before the conference will take place. This way, the side event can give priority to answering questions from attendees who already visited the exhibition.

You can visit the full virtual exhibition through the button below.

Virtual Exhibition

Side Event C

Live Mixed Presentation

THEME

Supporting victims across sectors
Presentation (EU)
Supporting Victims from the workplace (#ACTIVproject #USVreact) / It will include information on how to create a supportive work environment where victims feel safe to come forward, how to detect and support victims with appropriate referral, and how to promote an inclusive society from and at the workplace (recognizing victims of domestic/sexual violence at work/university)

Organisation
ACTIV project and USV react project
Conductor
Pam Alldred and Gigi Guizzo

Moderator
Solène Baudouin-Naneix

Side Event D

Live
Presentation

THEME

Victims in an international context
Presentation 1 (Ireland)
ITAS- Irelands support service for visitor victims of crime / To inform participants about the specific needs and challenges faced by international visitors experiencing crime, their rights and ITAS’ experience in helping them.

Organisation
Irish Tourist Assistance Service
Conductor
Pat Mullaney

Presentation 2 (France)
The French model for trials of terrorist attacks with an international dimension / This presentation will introduce the case of French victims attending a trial for terrorist attacks abroad and the provisions laid down in France to support them, as well as how foreign victims are taken into account for trials of terrorist attacks in France, specifically in light of the trial for the terrorist attacks which happened in France on November 13, 2015.

Organisation
France Victimes
Conductor
Pauline Okroglic and Isabelle Sadowski

Moderator
Léa Meindre-Chautrand

Side Event E

Live Mixed Presentation

THEME

Communications in victim support sector
Presentation 1 (Belgium) 
Effective collaboration with private sector: How do non-profits profit? /  Highlighting the importance of communication in victim support sector, illustrating the similarities and dissimilarities between the private and nonprofit sector, showcasing examples of succesful projects and sharing best practice to ensure mutually benefitting collaboration.

Organisation
Elastik, creative agency
Conductor
Maher Rekik

Presentation 2 (Portugal)
Communication and awareness-raising: The PREVICT campaign / The project will contribute towards: victims’ better information about their rights and the support they can claim and receive; better understanding of how to provide information to victims in an effective and inclusive manner; measuring the impact of information provision on victims of crimes.

Organisation
APAV
Conductors
Nuno Catarino

Presentation 3 (Victim Support NZ)
Showcasing Victim Support New Zealand’s new website and online resource centre

Organisation
Victim Support New Zealand
Conductors
Cam Cotter and Tricia Hendry

Moderator
Inês Nunes de Freitas

Side Event F

Live
Game

THEME

An interactive game on victims’ rights
Presentation (Lithuania) 
A bank robbery case / A crime solving game aimed to broaden attendees’ understanding of how statements of victims and witnesses are gathered, how it feels to do so while being in a position of power and how these stories are confirmed/verified.

Organisation
Vilias
Conductor
Algimantas Čepas and Kristina Žalytė

Moderator
Annelies Blondé