The VSE´s Autumn Conference, this year with the motto “Victims’ Rights: time to act”, is taking place today at the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels.
João Lázaro, President of APAV and of VSE, delivered the welcome speech emphasizing not only the importance of holding moments of debate as the one’s that will be held throughout the day, but also the great honor of hosting the Conference at the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU (REPER).
The opening session was honoured with the presence of Ambassador Nuno Brito, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the EU and of Mervi Sarimo, Advisor to the Finnish Ministry of Justice, country that now holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Conference will also count with distinguished speakers such as Christian D’Cunha, Head of Private Office at the European Data Protection Supervisor, Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowsca, Head of the Victims’ Rights policy team at the DG Justice, Joanna Goodey, Head of Department at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and Antony Pemberton, Professor of Restorative Justice at KU Leuven (Belgium) and Professor of Victimology at the Tilburg University (The Netherlands).
The day will end with a Fundraising Gala at the Autoworld, a Museum of vintage cars located at the Parc du Cinquantenaire.
Please see here the complete Programme of the Conference.