The protection of victims, is at the forefront of the agenda of the Commission and in the course of the project implementation this was depicted in Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012, replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA.

You may find the proposal for the Directive, which formed the starting point of this project, the consequent Directive and the Guidance issued by the EC DG Justice for its implementation, and other important links.