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Victim Support Europe and Weisser Ring Germany are delighted to welcome you to the Victim Support Europe 2023 Annual Conference – ‘Protecting Fundamental Freedoms, a victim’s perspective’. 

The Conference will take place at H4 Conference Center in Berlin on the 7-9 of June, 2023.  It will be a hybrid event, and we hope to welcome participants from around the world, both in-person and online. VSE Annual Conference is one of the largest and most influential events for the global victim support community. It’s where victims’ related challenges turn into solutions, where tomorrow’s support practices are launched today, and where, together, we illuminate the potential of our victim support world. This is your chance to network with frontline victim support workers, policymakers, law enforcement professionals, technology providers, academics, journalists and civil society activists to accelerate your service, product, or idea that benefit victims of crime. 

2023 is a crucial year for victims’ rights, with the upcoming revision of the 2012 Victims’ Rights Directive and with other EU legislative changes related to victims’ rights. In light of this, the conference will discuss the questions of how we can get a strategic vision of the next 10 years and what should be done across the sectors to maintain our important role in safeguarding victims’ rights and fundamental freedoms. This year’s theme is focused on the interconnection of fundamental freedoms and victims policy. It’s a theme driven by rising crimes against politicians and journalists, increasing extremism, terrorism and hate crimes as well as attempts to stifle free speech.  

Day one will see us explore crimes against democracy, issues related to changing crime situations: struggles of stakeholders to catch up with the challenges of new crimes; the challenges for victims of crimes against democracy.  For the first time the conference will include a day (Day two of the Conference) dedicated to police work with victims. In particular, the challenges of balancing respect for fundamental rights, protecting security and developing a victim sensitive police service. The topic of trust in police and how to build it could be an important element of these discussions. On Day three we will hear about supporting vulnerable and conflict-affected populations. The discussion will explore the notion of scaling up support to address fragility, conflict, and violence.  

At a time of great uncertainty, when fundamental democratic rights and issues of civil and minority rights are at stake, for many industries, sectors and, indeed, the world itself, we gather together to ask a simple question: Where to next? 

Join us in Berlin and experience our world in a new light. 

Victim Support Europe and Weisser Ring Germany are delighted to welcome you to the Victim Support Europe 2023 Annual Conference – ‘Protecting Fundamental Freedoms, a victim’s perspective’. 

The Conference will take place at H4 Conference Center in Berlin on the 7-9 of June, 2023.  It will be a hybrid event, and we hope to welcome participants from around the world, both in-person and online. VSE Annual Conference is one of the largest and most influential events for the global victim support community. It’s where victims’ related challenges turn into solutions, where tomorrow’s support practices are launched today, and where, together, we illuminate the potential of our victim support world. This is your chance to network with frontline victim support workers, policymakers, law enforcement professionals, technology providers, academics, journalists and civil society activists to accelerate your service, product, or idea that benefit victims of crime. 

2023 is a crucial year for victims’ rights, with the upcoming revision of the 2012 Victims’ Rights Directive and with other EU legislative changes related to victims’ rights. In light of this, the conference will discuss the questions of how we can get a strategic vision of the next 10 years and what should be done across the sectors to maintain our important role in safeguarding victims’ rights and fundamental freedoms. This year’s theme is focused on the interconnection of fundamental freedoms and victims policy. It’s a theme driven by rising crimes against politicians and journalists, increasing extremism, terrorism and hate crimes as well as attempts to stifle free speech.  

Day one will see us explore crimes against democracy, issues related to changing crime situations: struggles of stakeholders to catch up with the challenges of new crimes; the challenges for victims of crimes against democracy.  For the first time the conference will include a day (Day two of the Conference) dedicated to police work with victims. In particular, the challenges of balancing respect for fundamental rights, protecting security and developing a victim sensitive police service. The topic of trust in police and how to build it could be an important element of these discussions. On Day three we will hear about supporting vulnerable and conflict-affected populations. The discussion will explore the notion of scaling up support to address fragility, conflict, and violence.  

At a time of great uncertainty, when fundamental democratic rights and issues of civil and minority rights are at stake, for many industries, sectors and, indeed, the world itself, we gather together to ask a simple question: Where to next? 

Join us in Berlin and experience our world in a new light.

Benefits of attending the conference:

Networking

VSE Annual Conference brings together the people and companies redefining the global victim support community. Experts from around the world will come together for in Berlin. Share ideas with others in your field, meet your future project partners, or seek advice from people who’ve done it all before. 

Lead generation

We live in uncertain times both for non-prfits and business. At VSE Annual Conference, we welcome the people who are tackling the big challenges facing victim support community today. Our programme cover topics ranging from populism, disinformation and freedom of expression to victimology in a policing context and supporting vulnerable and conflict-affected populations. In 2022, our members said that “in three days, we made new contacts and collected solid leads that convert into valuable relationships.” 

Learning and development

In our current climate, upskilling has never been more important.The VSE Annual Conference’s educational content, informative workshops, and innovative panel discussions mean that you can bring valuable skills back to your office. We try to attract a diverse list of world-class speakers and facilitate content that inspires and empowers attendees.

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