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First newsletter of Project PROVICTMS

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APAV launches today the first edition of the digital newsletter of project PROVICTIMS.

PROVICTIMS, co-financed by the Justice Programme of the European Union and implemented in partnership with national and European organisations, aims to study and promote the role of the Public Prosecution Services in the realisation of the rights of victims of crime.

In this newsletter you can get to know more about the project, its objectives and activities, as well as the entities involved in its implementation.

In memoriam: Eva Larsson, Brottsofferjouren Sverige

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Eva Larsson

"Eva Larsson, the Secretary General of Victim Support Sweden has passed away at the age of 60 after a period of illness. She will be remembered for her tremendous efforts for victims of crime.

"It is with great sadness we inform you of Eva's passing. Eva has been the driving force in developing Victim Support Sweden and working to ensure that all victims of crime have their rights and needs met. Our thoughts in this difficult time go to her family and close friends," says Sven-Erik Alhem, Chairman of the Board at Victim Support Sweden.

Eva Larsson joined Victim Support Sweden in 1995, initially working as the manager for training within the organisation, then stepped into the role as Secretary General in 2001. Under her leadership, the organisation has developed and now provides support to approximately 70,000 crime victims, witnesses and relatives each year.


Eva Larsson's passing is a great loss for the victim support movement in Sweden. Eva worked to ensure the strengthening of support services in Sweden, both in terms of victims' rights and access to support. It is a work we will now carry on in her spirit, says Fredrik Mellqvist, Acting Secretary General, Victim Support Sweden."

Source: Victim Support Europe

João Lázaro speaks at the opening of the 1st International Conference of Victim Support Asia

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The President of APAV - Portuguese Association for Victim Support and VSE - Victim Support Europe, João Lázaro, spoke at the opening of the 1st International Conference of Victim Support Asia. The conference took place in Seoul, South Korea, on March the 24 and 25.

“The fact that the first conference of Victim Support Asia takes place in Seoul (...) is a true testament to the commitment and determination of Mr. Yongwoo Lee and Mr. Hak Seok Kim who have been the driving force behind its creation. It has long been their vision to bring together organisations and institutions working for victims in Asia and around the world”, says João Lázaro.

“I, and Victim Support Europe, have been proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with them in this endeavour. I have no doubt that VSA’s current and future members and partners will together forge a new approach for victims of crime in Asia helping shape the way that rights and services for all victims of crime develop across the continent”.

Source: Victim Support Europe

European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

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On the March 11th, the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism, Victim Support Europe’s board together with representatives from 8 countries took part in the ceremony at the commemoration monument for the victims of terror on Schumanplein, in Brussels. The ceremony was organised by V-Europe and the White March Committee to pay tribute to all victims of terrorism. It is vital to remember all those killed and impacted by terrorism and take a stand against further tragedies in their name.

New awareness campaign on violence against elderly people

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APAV presents a new awareness campaign on violence against elderly people. The campaign is based on the motto "To look aside is to be an accomplice". This new campaign had strategic and creative development by McCann and the film was directed by Grumpy Panda.