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PROVICTIMS Conference: the role of the Public Prosecution in the promotion of victims’ rights

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The Portuguese Association of Victim Support will promote, on September 15th-16th 2020 in Lisbon, the PROVICTIMS Conference: the role of the Public Prosecution in the promotion of victims’ rights. This Conference takes place as part of project PROVICTIMS, co-financed by the Justice Programme of the European Union, in which APAV counts with the collaboration of national partners and European the organisations Irish Council for Civil Liberties, White Circle Croatia and the Association for Social Reintegration of the Basque Country.

This event is destined to Public Prosecutors, Judges, other judicial actors, Police Officers, representatives of civil society organizations and members of the Academia, providing a unique opportunity to learn about transnational practices and discuss the role of Public Prosecutors in promoting and guaranteeing the rights of victims. 

The registration is free. The room capacity was limited; APAV complies with all public health rules.

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Exhibition: 30 Years for the Rights of Victims | José Saramago Foundation

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As part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Portuguese Association for Victim Support, the José Saramago Foundation hosts the exhibition "30 Years for the Rights of Victims". This exhibition brings together a set of striking awareness campaigns, promoted by APAV throughout its history. The exhibition opened on June 24, with the presence of Pilar del Río (President of the José Saramago Foundation) and João Lázaro (President of APAV).The exhibition will be on display at the José Saramago Foundation (Casa dos Bicos), in Lisbon, until the end of July.

Casa dos Bicos | Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 10 | Lisbon
Monday to Friday: from 11 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: from 10 am to 6 pm

APAV 30 Years | Piano recital with Jorge Moyano

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As part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Portuguese Association for Victim Support, Theatro Circo in Braga will host a solidarity recital with pianist Jorge Moyano, on July 10 at 9:30 pm. The pianist will perform works by Chopin, Liszt and Gershwin. Through music, APAV offers to everyone who has shared the work and dedication of these 30 years. The ticket office reverts to APAV and tickets are available online and at the theater ticket office (10 €). The room capacity was limited, APAV and Theatro Circo comply with all public health rules.

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Webinar | An EU Victims Rights Strategy: the future of EU action for the reproduction of crimes

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Victim Support Europe is co-organising a public live webinar “Strategy on Victims’ Rights: The future of EU action for victims of crime” with Ms. Saskia Bricmont (Greens MEP) to talk about the upcoming EU Strategy on Victims’ Rights for 2020-2024. Mr. Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice, will open the webinar.

The webinar will take place on Zoom on Tuesday 7 July 2020 from 3.30 to 5pm (CET) and will be in English.

The aim of this online event is to raise awareness of the first-ever EU Strategy on Victims’ Rights and its impact for future EU actions. We believe that the Strategy represents an important step for victims of all crimes and a successful implementation of the Strategy will have wide ranging benefits across our economies and societies.

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APAV, 30 Years for the Rights of Victims

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Thirty years ago, the first steps were taken towards the creation of what is currently considered a national reference organization in support of victims of crime in Portugal. In a context of awareness of the rights of the victim of crime and with the aim of addressing the lack of any support structure for this, was born APAV - Portuguese Association for Victim Support.

This year 2020, APAV celebrates 30 years of existence. Over three decades, the institution has transformed challenges into opportunities, charted a path of effort and perseverance, established itself as an active voice in society contributing to its balance and pacification and has become more agile and responsible in building a Portuguese society. fairer and more democratic society.

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