Programme

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Pre-conference dinner at the Council of Europe

DAY 1

Wednesday
12 June 2019

08:00 – 09:00 Registration


09:00 – 09:10 Welcome speeches

  • João Lázaro – President of Victim Support Europe
  • Maryse Le Men Régnier – President of France Victimes

09:10 – 09:40 Opening Speeches

  • Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska – European Commission DG Justice
  • Joëlle Milquet – Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission for the compensation of victims of crime
  • Chantal Cutajar – Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg

Victim testimony: Romain Ruiz


09:40 – 10:00 Key Note Speaker

Catherine Rossi, Criminology Professor at Laval University (Québec)


10:00 – 11:00 Plenary I – Discussion Panel: What are the New Approaches to Justice

    • Juries in sexual and domestic violence trials: time for a change? Tom O’Malley, barrister (Ireland)

    • How to enhance judicial cooperation to allow victims to attend trials abroad? Elisabeth Pelsez, Inter-ministerial delegate for victim support (France)

 

    • Reducing secondary victimisation during trial – Frédéric Almendros, prosecutor (France) and Ellen O’Neill-Stephens – Courthouse Dogs Foundation (USA)


11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break


11:20 – 12:50 Workshops I


12:50 – 14:15 Lunch


14:15 – 15:15 Plenary II – What are the Routes to Support?

    • What do we mean by National Support Systems? Levent Altan, Executive Director, Victim Support Europe

    • Rescuers: incorporating a victim focus into your profession – Stéphanie Tomé, expert psychologist at SDIS 68, National Federation of France’s Fire-fighters (France)

    • Remote support: the example of victim support helplines – Mafalda Valério, Project Manager – APAV (Portugal)


15:15 – 15:35 Coffee Break


15:35 – 17:05 Workshops II


17:05 – 17:15 Close of Day 1

Richard Olszewski – Vice-President of Victim Support Europe and Vice-President of France Victimes


17:30 Boat tour (departure from the European Parliament)


20:00 Dinner at Strasbourg’s City Hall

DAY 2

Thursday
13 June 2019

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome and Registration



09:00 – 09:10
Introduction

Albin Dearing – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights


09:10 – 10:30 Plenary III – What are the Routes to Recovery?

    • Which psychological assistance for which victim: assessing needs and making available different types of support – Bruno Brito, Psychologist, Manager of RAFAVHVT, APAV – (Portugal)

 

    • How to find the right psychologist for you: developing networks of experts – Thierry Baubet, French National Resources and Resilience Centre (France)

 

    • Maximising recovery in restorative justice: working with a support focus – Héloïse Squelbut, Coordinator of the North-East branch of the French Institute for Restorative Justice (France)

 

    • Transforming our compensation systems for victims – Ruth Shrimpling, Policy Officer – Victim Support Europe

 

Question and Answer (20 mins)


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:30 Workshops III


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:30 – 15:00  Workshops IV


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break


15:30 – 17:00 Plenary IV – Interactive Session – Achieving a High Quality of Support

How do we achieve high quality services?
Jérôme Bertin
, Executive Director of France Victimes
Victim Support Europe
Questions and discussions

 

Services to victims by victims: peer-helping:
APEV
, Support for Parents of Missing Children – Alain Boulay
FENVAC, National Federation of Victims of Catastrophes – Pierre-Etienne Denis
AFVT, French Association of Victims of Terrorism – Guillaume Denoix de Saint Marc

A series of short presentations followed by questions and discussions


17:00 Close of the Conference

  • João Lázaro – President of Victim Support Europe
  • Maryse Le Men Régnier – President of France Victimes

18:30 Guided tour of “la Petite France” (centre of Strasbourg) and dinner