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VSE launches video on Victims’ Rights and Victim Support in the EU

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On the European Day for Victims of Crime, Victim Support Europe (VSE) launches this video on victims of crime in Europe. The video explains the problem of victimisation in the EU and describes the potential consequences of victimisation for victims of crime. It also describes the rights of all victims of crime in Europe. Furthermore, the video shows the different ways in which victim support can help victims.

This awareness raising video targets people in Europe and around the world and seeks to shed light on victimisation, victims’ rights and victim support in Europe. VSE invites you to watch, share and use this video to raise awareness on victims’ rights and victim support in the EU.



APAV was a speaker to CEPOL webinar

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On the 13rd of April João Lázaro, on behalf of APAV, was a speaker to a webinar organised by CEPOL - European Police College, entitled Ensuring Victims’ Rights.

In his presentation, João Lázaro spoke about the needs of victims in their contact with the police, the difficulties in the relationship police-victim, the importance of information and also about how victim support and law enforcement can and should cooperate to reduce secondary victimisation and build trust in the judicial system. João Lázaro further presented three best practices implemented by APAV: the Infovictims website, the network RAFAVH and the network CARE.

This online seminar was attended by around 80 police officers. Aside from APAV also FRA and EIGE were speakers to the seminar and engaged in clarifying participants’ doubts.

New building for the Victim Support Office Setúbal

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The new building of the Victim Support Office (GAV) of Setúbal was inaugurated on the 19th of April. The GAV Setúbal contacts remain the same: phone 265 534 598; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The opening hours of the GAV Setúbal are: Monday and Tuesday from 2pm to 7pm; Wednesday from 10am to 7pm and Thursday and Friday from 10am to 2pm.

“If violence tags you, you know with whom to share”

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On this Valentine's Day APAV promotes a new raising awareness campaign about dating violence. This campaign was developed by the agency Carmen - YoungNetwork Group. This new campaign is focused on the social media and shares one message: “If violence tags you, you know with whom to share”.


Solidarity with the victims of the Brussels terrorist attacks

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APAV expresses its deepest sympathies with the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, their friends and families. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the attacks. It is crucial that victim support is available to help these direct and indirect victims overcome these terrible events. We express our solidarity with all those affected by these horrific acts, as well as with our colleagues from Victim Support Europe, in Brussels.