A set of practices will be selected that best reflect the Directive standards. These ‘model’ practices will cover all institutions targeted by the study (ie model practices for police/prosecution, model practices for health authorities, model practices for victim support services, model practices for NGOs) and all themes covered (ie model practices for victim identification, needs assessment, referral services).
Μoreover the following countries have undertaken national reports for presenting the existing practices for identifying, assessing needs and referring victims. You can see below the researchers and the Institutes that we collaborated for the Project needs.
PORTUGAL [ National Report ] [ Table of entry points ]
The Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) https://www.apav.pt/disclaimer.html was founded in 1990, is a non−profit and a charitable organization. Its objective and primary statutory activity is to provide confidential and free services to victims of crime, namely information, counselling and emotional, legal, psychological and social support, at a national level. APAV has a national network of 15 local victim support schemes, 2 shelters for battered women and children, 1 protection center for women and children victims of Trafficking of Human Beings, 1 network that supports children and youngsters victims of sexual abuse, 1 network that supports migrant victims, 1 network that supports victims of homicide, their families and friends and a national helpline | 116006. It is also a voluntary organization supported by a national network of more than 250 volunteers. The team of professionals and volunteers working in APAV offer assistance and personal support to victims of crime. These services are provided within a multi-disciplinary approach involving different areas as law, psychology and social work. In addition, services are provided from a network perspective, where various entities collaborate in dealing with each specific case, such as the police, hospitals and health care centers, social security, and both governmental and non-governmental organizations.
APAV is a very active member of several European and international Forums, like Victim Support Europe and the European Forum for Restorative Justice, the World Society of Victimology, the International Association for Volunteer Effort, the Fundamental Rights Agency Platform and the European Network against Racism.
SPAIN [ National Report ] [ Table of entry points ]
The University Institute of Studies on Migration – IUEM was established in 1994. It is a specialist research and teaching center, dedicated to analyzing the political and social changes brought about by migration. Its main lines of research are the processes and policies of integration and social cohesion, second generations, migration and development, and the human rights of migrants.
The IUEM has offered the Postgraduate Program in International Migration since 1999, the Postgraduate Program in International Development Cooperation since 1997 and the Official Doctorate Program in International Migration and International Development Cooperation since 2002. The IUEM diffuses and shares knowledge through two key platforms: the scientific Migration Journal (1996) and the Ibero-American Observatory on Human Mobility, Migration and Development, OBIMID (2014).
FINLAND [ National Report ] [ Table of Entry Points ]
Jenni Savonen is a researcher in the field of social psychology and social policy. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki and her expertise is in different societal and intergroup phenomena. For the project at hand, she has worked as an independent researcher collaborating with The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control and other relevant instances. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis which addresses the social identities of minority groups and social political discourses related to them.
Email: Jenni Savonen firstname.lastname@example.org
POLAND [ National Report ]
Paweł Wiliński – professor of law, chief of the Department of Criminal Procedure at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland; Ad-hoc Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France (2010-2012, 2015-2016), Vice-director of the Constitutional Complaint Department at the Constitutional Court of Poland. Member of the Codification Commission of Criminal Law Committee (2009-2016) responsible for co-ordination of development of criminal law in Poland, reform of criminal law, penal procedure, misdemeanor.
Teaching criminal procedure, international criminal law, and human rights law, constitutional aspects of criminal law, criminal case management, victims and witnesses protection system.
British Council, European Union and governments’ expert for legal system reforms i.a. in Poland, European Union, Peru, and Vietnam. Team member or leader of several national and international research projects focused i.a. on harmonization of European rules and practice on right of defense; protection of victims’ rights: access to legal aid; strengthening the criminal justice indicators for integrated case management assessing judicial effectiveness in criminal cases, workload of courts, efficiency of e-tools and case management in courts and prosecutors’ offices practice, reform of prosecutor’s office.
Author of over 200 publications (over 20 books as an author or editor) on criminal procedure, criminal law, international criminal law and procedure. Selected publications (books): Improving Protection of Victims’ Rights: Access to Legal Aid, 2015, Criminal procedure from Constitutional Perspective, 2011; Handbook of Polish Law, Warsaw 2011; Fair trial standard in polish and international jurisprudence, 2009; Principles of International Criminal Law, 2008; Principles of the right to defense in polish criminal procedure, 2006; International Criminal Court, 2004; Anonymous witness in polish criminal procedure, Cracow 2002.
Email: Paweł Wiliński email@example.com
Netherlands [National Report]
George Plevris holds a BA in International and European Studies from Panteion University in Greece, an LLB in Global Law from Tilburg University, The Netherlands, while his further academic background includes specializations in Crisis and Security Management (MSc) and International Law and Security (LLM). In 2012 & 2013 he was employed by the Centre for European Constitutional Law, carrying out research for the projects Self-Advocacy for people with Mental Disabilities, and the PSYCHARGOS Program, for the Monitoring and Support Unit, in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Health and Welfare. In 2015 he was employed at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, at the Division for Public Administration and Development management, working on citizens engagement projects and public administration evaluation tools. In the same year he represented Dutch Academia as a stakeholder to the United Nations World Summit on Information Society, 10 years Review Process, and offer expert advice to the Greek Mission in the UN. Currently he works as a Research Associate for Public International Law & Policy Group, Netherlands Office (PILPG), a global pro bono law firm.