On the 15th and the 16th of November 2021, the Infovictims III project partners met in Athens to discuss the progress made in the project activities and plan the upcoming tasks for the second year of implementation.
Through Infovictims III, partner organisations in 9 different EU countries are developing information tools for victims of crime that are easy to read, while being comprehensive in the essential aspects any person needs to know when falling victim to crime, such as the rights made available to victims and the ways to exercise them. The information tools include a website, a mobile app and a brochure, which will be launched in 2022.
On the second day of the 2-day work meeting, partners had the honour to meet with Representatives of the Greek Government to introduce them the Infovictims III project, learn about the policies and actions implemented in Greece in the field of victims’ rights, and engage in a fruitful discussion about the challenges and best practices in information provision to crime victims. Specifically, the project team met and discussed with Mr. Thanos Panagiotou, Director of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Justice, Lieut. Maria Sophia Kiriakou, Head of the Department of Domestic Violence of the Hellenic Police, and Ms. Chryssa Papaiakovou, Legal Adviser to the Office of the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.
The event was co-organised by the European Public Law Organisation (EPLO) and the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV), counting as well with the participation of the Vilnius Institute for Advanced Studies, the Irish Council of Civil Liberties, France Victimes, Association Onlus Libra, Weisser Ring Germany, Bily Kruh Bezpeci, Subvenia Victima and Victim Support Europe.
Please find more information about the project on our website. The Infovictims III project is funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.