February 2016 – January 2018
European Commission, DG Justice- Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020
The Victims Directive, adopted in 2012, is an important pillar of the European criminal law agenda, whose implementation is expected to come with several challenges. The proposed project aims to build the knowledge basis for the effective implementation of the Victims’ Directive by proposing model practices for institutions in three critical aspects of victim’s rights: a) victim identification b) individual assessment of victims’ needs (including special protection needs) and c) networking and referral practices between institutions involved in victim support and protection.
In specific, the project aims to identify and disseminate model practices for victim identification, individualized needs assessment and referral mechanisms compatible with the standards set in the Directive and transferrable across different systems; to build the capacity of victim support institutions in the participating countries and encourage the use of common practices and tools across Europe; to encourage the exchange of knowledge, good practice and networking at national and transnational level.
• Centre for European Constitutional Law
• European Training & Research Centre for Human Rights & Democracy (AT)
• Center for the Study of Democracy (BG)
• Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs
• Institute of Baltic Studies (EE)
• Centre for Criminal Justice, University of Limerick (IE)
• Province of Livorno Development (IT)