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Conference Programme

Time Topic
8:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Registration
9:30 – 10:00 Opening Session

  • Catarina Sarmento e Castro | Portuguese Minister of Justice
  • Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska | European Commission Coordinator for Victims’ rights Commisioner for Justice
  • João Lázaro | President of the Portuguese Association for Victim Support
10:00 – 10:30 Victims’ Right to Information: The Infovictims Model

  • Frederico Moyano Marques | Chief Operations Officer and Senior Adviser to the Board of APAV
10:30 – 11:30 Debate: Information and Support to Victims’ at Court Accompaniment of victims of terrorism during trial

  • France Victimes
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:00 Debate: how to humanise the Criminal Justice System in the Victims’ Perspective

  • Cristina Soeiro | Forensic Psychologist at the Institute for Judiciary Police and Criminal Sciences and Vice-President of APAV
  • Miguel Carmo | Adviser of the Attorney General’s Office
  • Rosa Jansen | President of Slachtofferhulp Nederland
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 -15:30 Debate: Do’s and don’ts in communicating with victims

#1 The role of the media in informing, communicating for and with victims

#2 Ethics in Support at a Distance

  • Bianca Biwer | Federal Executive Director – Weisser Ring Germany

#3 Best Practices in information and communication with victims in the justice system

  • Frida Wheldon | Development Director Legal of Affairs at Victim Support Sweden
15:30 – 15:45 A victim’s experience in the justice system: interview
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30


Victims Rights’ Package: What Lies Ahead?

The EU Victims’ Rights Package – proposal for revision of the victims’ directive

  • Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska | European Commission Coordinator for Victims’ rights Commisioner for Justice
  • Levent Altan | Executive Director of Victim Support Europe

Proposal for Council of Europe Recommendation

  • Antony Pemberton | KU Leuven
17:30 – 17:45 Closing Session

  • Lucília Gago | Attorney General

Conference Details

DATE: Monday, 19 September 2022

LOCATION: The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Avenida de Berna, 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal

To find more information about the event, click here.


Infovictims III

Proposal no: 101005546

Justice Programme (JUST)
Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC)

Coordinated by Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima – APAV (PT)

Partners: Victim Support Europe AISBL (BE); Procuradoria-Geral da República (PT); Direção Geral da Política de Justiça (PT); Weisser Ring Gemeinnutziger Vereinzur Unterstutzung Von Kriminalitatsopfern Und Zur Verhutung Von Straftaten Ev (DE); Ogolnopolski Zwiazek Pomocy Osobom Pokrzywdzonym Przestepstwem Subvenia Victima (PL); France Victimes (FR); Associazione Libra – Rette Per Lo Studio E Lo Sviluppo Delle Dinamiche Di Mediazione (IT); European Public Law Organization (EL); Viesoji Istaiga Vilniaus Pazangiu Studiju Institutas (LT); Irish Council For Civil Liberties Limited (IE); Bily kruh bezpeci (CZ)

INFOVICTIMS III is the third INFOVICTIMS project and aims to develop new, updated information for victims of crime and, in addition to those Member States included in previous editions, to extend the project to even more EU countries. Ultimately, INFOVICTIMS III will provide more information on Member State criminal justice systems, the rights of victims of crime, and how victims can exercise their rights.

Please find more information on the previous Infovictims projects here.

Co-funded by

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Victim Support Europe and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

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