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Main Conference programme

DAY 1

Wednesday

7 June 2023

DAY 1: Setting the Scene – Why democracy and fundamental freedoms matter for victim’s rights?


09:00 – 10:00 Registration


10:00 – 10:30 Opening Addresses

      • Welcoming remarks
        • Rosa Jansen | President, Victim Support Europe
      • Live testimony
        • TBC
      • Opening speech
        • Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska | Coordinator for Victims’ Rights, European Commission
        • TBC

10:30 – 11:30 Plenary session: Crime victimisation and public support for democracy

      • How populism affects fundamental freedoms & how to foster a stronger culture of values in the EU
        • Paul Gill | Professor in Security and Crime Science, University College London
      • The virus of disinformation and its impact on division in society and victimisation
        • Petros Fassoulas | Secretary General, European Movement International
      • Religious freedom, antisemitism and rule of law in Europe (on the example of antisemitism)
        • Elie Kagan | Head of Crisis Management, Security and Crisis Centre by European Jewish Congress (ECJ)

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break


12:00 – 13:30 Panel discussion: Fundamental freedoms and the future of Europe’s victim support

Panel discussion | Moderator: Levent Altan

      • The role of religious organisations in victims’ recovery and their role in prevention/protection
        • TBC
      • Epidemic of self-censorship: why people don’t speak up. Fear of vicious criticism and becoming the latest target of cancel culture
        • Fatima Ali Haider | Founder & Chairperson, The Grief Directory
      • Combatting crimes against the democracy (examples from the Swedish Police Authority)
        • Martina Lindberg | Expert & National Coordinator in hate crimes and crimes against democracy, Swedish Police Authority

13:30 – 13:35 Master of Ceremony summary

    The conference moderators will look back at Day 1 and at what is lying ahead on Day 2.

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch


15:00 – 17:00 Workshops

  • More information about workshops can be found here.

Doors open at 18:00 Social event with flying buffet at The Museum für Naturkunde

  • More information about social events can be found here.

DAY 2

Thursday

8 June 2023

DAY 2: Nexus between fundamental rights protection, conflict prevention, and police work


09:00 – 10:00 Registration


10:00 – 10:15 Opening Addresses

      • Welcoming remarks
        • Master of Ceremony
      • Opening speech
        • Yong Woo Lee | President & Founder, Victim Support Asia
        • Hak Suk Kim | Vice President, Victim Support Asia

10:15 – 11:15 Plenary session: How victim-oriented is policing?

      • Policing the protests versus Freedom of protest
        • TBC
      • On the ethics of policing
        • Staci Beers | FBI
      • Community Trust building
        • John Letteney | President of Executive Board, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee Break


11:45 – 13:15 Panel discussion: How can police be victim-centric and address hate crime & extremism while they are not diverse themselves?

Panel discussion | Moderator: Levent Altan

      • Vince Hawkes | Director of Global Policing, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
      • Other speaker for this panel will be announced soon.

13:15 – 14:45 Lunch


15:00 – 16:30 Workshops

  • More information about workshops can be found here.

16:30 – 16:45 Master of Ceremony’s summary

    The conference moderators will look back at Day 2 and at what is lying ahead on Day 3.

19:00 – 00:00  Social event: seated dinner at Wintergarten Variete

  • More information about social events can be found here.

DAY 3

Friday

9 June 2023

DAY 3: Supporting vulnerable and conflict-affected populations


09:00 – 10:00 Registration


10:00 – 10:15 Opening Addresses

      • Welcoming remarks
        • Master of Ceremony

10:15 – 11:30 Plenary session: Supporting vulnerable and conflict-affected populations

      • Victims of hate crimes
        • TBC
      • Sharing knowledge, sharing trauma
        • TBC | NATAL
      • Migrants as victims: victimological perspectives of human smuggling and human trafficking
        • TBC

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break


12:00 – 13:30 Panel discussion: Supporting vulnerable and conflict-affected populations

Panel discussion | Moderator: Levent Altan

      • Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska | Coordinator for Victims’ Rights, European Commission
      • Other speaker for this panel will be announced soon.

13:30 – 13:45 Master of Ceremony’s summary

    The conference moderators will look back at 3 days of the conference.

13:45 Lunch bags & departure