Victim Support Europe (VSE) is the leading European umbrella organisation advocating on behalf of all victims of crime, no matter what the crime, no matter who the victim is. VSE represents 47 national member organisations, providing support and information services to more than 2 million people affected by crime every year in 27 countries.

VSE works regularly with European and International Institutions to influence EU and international laws and policies on victims’ rights. We have formal consultative status with the UN’s ECOSOC Committee and work closely with the European Commission, the European Parliament and various EU Agencies such as the Fundamental Rights Agency.

We inform organisations about future policy needs, gaps in rights and implementation etc through consultation replies, bilateral meetings, attendance of expert groups and conferences. VSE is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars to share our expertise on on victims’ rights and victim support.

Read more about Victim Support Europe at our website

Victim Support & Victims Rights in Europe

Founded in 1990, VSE has been working for over 25 years for a Europe, and a world, where all victims have strong victims’ rights and services, whether they report the crime or not. We work towards this mission through advocacy to improve EU and international laws, through research and knowledge development and through capacity building at the national and local level.