As the programme is still in a preliminary stage, please check the website regularly for updates.

We will upload the call for workshop papers in February. We invite practitioners, researchers, experts and Government officials to submit proposals for a workshop before March 6th. For more information, please visit the page ‘call for papers‘ on this website.

Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 – Arrival of guests

19:00 Pre-conference reception is being hosted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. The event will take place in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 (Space Limited and allocated on a first subscribed basis)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 – Conference day 1

08.30 – 09.00 Registration, coffee and tea
09:00 Word of Welcome

João Lázaro – President Victim Support Europe

09.10 Opening Speech
09.30 Plenary Session to include Chief Constable Jon Boutcher

Bedfordshire Police

10:30 Key Note Speaker – Victim of Crime
11.00 Coffee break
11:15 Workshop series A
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Workshop series B
15:30 Coffee break
15:50 Plenary Session
17:00 End of day 1
19:00 Conference dinner (reservation required, VSE AGM participants included in conference fee, other participants need to pre-pay at registration)

Thursday, 18 May 2017 – Conference day 2

09:30 Keynote speech
09:50 Plenary speakers to include Paul Giannasi, Head of the Cross-Government Hate Crime Programme UK
10:50 Coffee break
11:10 Workshop series C
12:40 Lunch
14:00 Workshop series D
15:30 Coffee break
15:50 Workshop E
16:30 Plenary closing:
17:00 End of day 2
19:00 Post-conference event on the Boat and Restaurant  MV Cill Airne (reservation required, paid by participant)

Friday, 19 May 2017 – Annual General Meeting VSE

09:30 Start Annual General Meeting (VSE members only)
12:30 Lunch to go