In August 2019, VSE’s Treasurer Geraldine Hanna was a keynote speaker at the E-PROTECT Conference at Cervantes Institute in Bucharest. Geraldine conducted a presentation ‘Victims’ Rights – EU Directive’.
The panel speech interventions were followed by a debate and networking session with all the participants.
The E-PROTECT project is implemented by five organisations from five EU Member States – Bulgaria, Austria, Italy, Greece and Romania. The partnership was brought together to build the perfect profile, tailored to answer the need to research and compare the level of protection provided to child victims of crime, as well as to elaborate a child victims of crime individual needs assessment methodology on the basis of European best practices and effectively working methods.
E-PROTECT is also dedicated to raise the overall awareness on child rights, granted by Directive 2012/29/EU and to inspire a cooperation among the large variety of professionals which deal with child victims of crime and often are their first point of contact. This is why the project was set to develop a sophisticated online platform which will not only provided exhaustive information about Directive 2012/29/EU practical application and transposition with regards to Child rights but also hosted several targeted online events. The project is funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020) under Grant Agreement No 760270.