Theme 1 Theme 2 Theme 3 Theme 4 Theme 5 Theme 6
Theme Developing Your support services Understanding and responding to victims needs Supporting vulnerable victims, helping them come forward Victims of terrorism Supporting Victims of Hate Crimes Victim oriented Criminal Justice Systems
11.15 – 12.45 Workshop A1

Funding – Selling your message

A model for successfully selling your message to the corporate world (Peta Milan & Davina James-Hanman, Transcendent media) – 1.5 hours





Workshop A2

Trauma and implications for victim support

I can’t get it out of my head. Psychological impact of a traumatic event. (Ilse Vandewalle)

The impact of trauma and its implications for victim support (An Verelst, Victim Support Europe)

Advic – homicide




Workshop A3

Trauma and implications for victim support

VS NL – Sonja – Voice, recognition and support for victims of historical abuse (45 mins)

A victims perspective on the states’ effort to rehabilitate victims of historical abuse (Gian Beeli (45 mins)

Workshop A4

Supporting victims of terrorism – planning, crisis and long term response

Supporting victims of terrorism – planning, crisis response and long term. Expert panel discussion




Workshop A5

Legislating for hate crimes

The different legal systems and possible criminalisation of hate (Ana Amorim, APAV) (45 mins)

Protecting victims of hate crime – a rights based approach. (Margreet de Boer & Alex Sas, Slachtofferhulp Nederlands) (45 mins)

Workshop A6

Victims’Directive from a prosecutorial perspective

Implementing the victims directive – challenges and opportunities from a prosecutorial perspective. (Kate Mulkerrins & Gareth Henry, DPP’s Office Ireland) (1.5)








Workshop B 1


Quality standards and Data Protection

Assessing and monitoring the quality of victim services. (Rhiannon Evans, Supporting justice) (45 mins)

Advocacy and data protection. Hearing survivors voices while respecting their right to privacy. (Cliona Saidlear, Rape Crisis Network) (45 minutes)


Workshop B2

Psychological First Aid

Psychological first aid- an evidenced based approch for assisting people post trauma. (Maddi O’Neill & Oonagh Cullen, VS NI)





Workshop B3

Victims with intellectual disabilities

Alexandra Ivankovic – disability needs (intellectual) (30 mins) – reporting and getting people to come forward

UAVDI – Sexual abuse impact on children with intellectual disability – integrative therapy (1 hour)




Workshop B4

Supporting victims of terrorist attacks in France and Germany

Weisser ring – the attack of the berlin Christmas market and the consequences (45 mins)


INAVEM – Supporting victims of the Nice terrorism attack





Workshop B5

Practical support for victims of hate crime

VSNI and the Office of the Mayor of London –

Developing a practical approach to supporting victims of hate crime (45 mins)

Wendy stewart – developing a practical approach to supporting victims of hate crime (45 mins)

Workshop B6

Registered intermediaries and vulnerable victims


Registered intermediaries – The NI experience of assisting vulnerable individuals to give evidence (1.5 hours)




Workshop C1

Knowledge exchange

Building a knowledge exchance programme on victim support (Sonja Leferink, Mafalda Valerio, Kurt de Backer, Lev Altan) – 1.5








Workshop C2

Protecting and supporting victims of online crime

Online crime – a victim-oriented approach (Linnea Aberg & Anna Wergens, The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority Sweden) (45 mins)

Weisser ring – ways of victims – access to Weisser ring services (45 Mins)









Workshop C3

Supporting Vulnerable Victims

Tools to strengthen service provision for victims of FGM. (Natalie Kontoulis, END FGM) (45 mins)


Safe Reporting: Strategies to improve protection & justice for undocumented victims of crime (45 mins) PICUM/MRCI/Amsterdam Police  





Workshop C4

Immediate psychosocial response after terrorist attacks


Bruno Brito APAV

Mary Fetchett, Voices of September 11


Workshop C5

Impacts on victims of Muslim hatred

Online impacts of anti-muslim hatred on victims. (Fiyaz Mughal, Faith Matters) (1.5hrs)

Workshop C6

Training of judges

Expert panel discussion



Workshop D1

Referral victim – identifying organisations and developing procedures

Towards development of a national system of victim support services in Serbia. (Dr Sanja Copic & Jasmina Nikolic, VDS) (30 mins)

VSNI – Referral of victims between organisations

VSE – Satisfaction surveys (20 mins)


Workshop D2

Road Traffic Victims

Road crime is real crime and road victims have the same need for information, support and protection that is afforded to other victims of crime  (Donna Price & Amy Aeron-Thomas)  (1.5)



Workshop D3

Reaching and supporting specific groups of victims

Helping victims of sexual abuse come forward – Rape Crisis Network Ireland/One in Four  (Ireland) (45 mins)

Reaching out to and supporting youths – RIKU (Finland) (45 mins)


Workshop D4

Peer support for victims of terrorism

FENVAC – developing a peer support association


Jelena Watkins – supporting victims





Workshop D5

Monitoring and responding to hate crime

Improving responses to victims of hate crime through online training.( Paul Giannasi ) (45 mins)


Monitoring and Responding to Hate Crime. University of Limerick  (45 minutes)

Workshop D6



How to enforce Victim Support? Support and compensate a project life. Nadine Lemeillat