The 2023 VSE Annual Conference will be organised and hosted in close cooperation with WEISSER RING Germany, a founding member of Victim Support Europe. With about 4000 volunteers and more than 100.000 supporters, Weisser Ring, which was founded in 1976, is Germany‘s largest victim support organisation. Annually, the organisation helps 40.000 victims with financial support, for example by covering legal fees; they are committed to achieving restorative and political improvements as well as advocating for victims‘ rights.
The victim support provided by WEISSER RING is based on the idea of offering free help to victims of crime. The victim support workers provide one-to-one assistance in a voluntary and professional capacity. They have diverse life and work experience and are trained to act as contact person and guide so as to recognise each victim’s situation and provide suitable assistance.
WEISSER RING’s civic engagement helps victims of crime to rebuild their lives after being victimised. They also cooperate with other full-time and voluntary organisations and partners in a constructive network. The help offered by WEISSER RING is free of charge and is guaranteed for everyone, including non-members.