• Third local network meeting in Italy

    The third local network meeting of the VSTART project took place on 6th November in Livorno. It was organized by Cospe in collaboration with the support service for victims of crimes “VIS network “. Participants were representatives of the main associations and institutions of the north-west of Tuscany, committed to offering assistance to victims and potential […]

  • Third local network meeting in Austria

    The third local network meeting in Austria within the project V-START – Victim Support Through Awareness Raising and neTworking took place on September 24th2018 at the office of Antidiscrimination Office Styria. The network meeting was organized by ZARA in cooperation with its local network partners – WEISSER RING (victim protection) and the Antidiscrimination Office Styria. 29 […]

  • Third transnational meeting in Vienna

    On 13th and 14th September 2018, the third transnational meeting of the V-Start project took place in Vienna. The meeting was hosted by the Austrian partner ZARA, with the participation of COSPE, Human Rights House – Zagreb and Efms. Partners discussed about the next activities to implement (launch of the national research reports, training activities […]

  • The Victims’ Rights Directive 2012/29/EU. European Implementation Assessment.

    This study, produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) assesses the implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime in EU Member States. It assesses its coherence, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and added value. In doing so, it covers various aspects of the directive’s application: legal […]

  • Second meeting of the local network in Croatia

    The meeting was attended by 12 participants, all of them representatives of non-governmental organizations dealing with hate crime. The meeting was held after a round table on hate crime and hate speech reporting, organized by the Office for Human Rights and the Rights of National Minorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Main […]

  • Second meeting of the local network in Austria

    The second local network meeting in Austria within the project V-START – Victim Support Through Awareness Raising and neTworkingtook place on June 29th 2018 at the office of the Austrian consortium partner ZARA – Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus Arbeit (civil courage and anti-racism work). In total 15 representatives of 12 different organisations took further steps to […]

  • Second local network meeting in Florence

    On 15th June 2018, the second meeting of the local network in Tuscany Region took place in Florence, in the premises of the R.F. Kennedy Foundation for Human Rights. The meeting was held on the occasion of the regional forum ‘Per cambiare l’ordine delle cose’, during which many CSOs discussed about issues concerning migration and […]

  • First meeting of the local network in Austria

    The first local network meeting in Austria was held on May 15th, 2018. Representatives of six different organizations took the first steps in creating an effective, trans-sectoral network so that we can strengthen our cooperation and lobby for more visibility of hate crime in Austria. The six organizations included the Romano Centro, Dokustelle – Islamophobia […]

  • Victims’ Rights Directive: MEPs call for better enforcement

    In a resolution adopted in Plenary on Wednesday, MEPs criticize the fact that the EU Victims’ Rights Directive, designed to strengthen victims’ rights irrespective of where an offence took place, their nationality or residence status, still hasn’t been transposed into national legislation by all EU member states. MEPs note that some member states have successfully […]

  • First meeting of the local network in Italy

    On May 28th 2018, the first meeting of the local network in Italy  took place at Cospe headquarters. Representatives of the associations Aleteia, Altro Diritto, Ireos, Oxfam, Progetto Arcobaleno and Medu discussed together with Cospe how to deal with the main needs of the victims of hate crimes, what services are offered in Tuscany Region […]