|European Commission's Victims' Package: Consultation on taking action on rights, support and protection of victims of crime and violence|
|Freedom, justice, victims' rights|
|All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from organisations, associations, bodies, institutions and experts who deal with victims of crime and violence at local, regional, national, European or international levels.|
|Period of consultation|
|From 15.07.2010 to 30.09.2010|
|Objective of the consultation|
|The Commission intends to adopt a package of measures, including a Directive on minimum standards for victims of crime, in the first half of 2011 in particular to replace the 2001 Framework Decision on the standing of victims. This consultation gives stakeholders the opportunity to present their views about which concrete actions could be developed at EU level that would bring real added value. It will also give the Commission an insight into concrete experiences of those working with victims of crime, particularly regarding the difficulties they encounter when assisting victims and the problems faced by those victims. The Commission is looking in particular for reliable data, factual information and specific real-life examples, regarding both problems and solutions|
|How to submit your contribution|
|We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.
Contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
|View the questionnaire|
|Reference documents and other, related consultations|
Report from the European Commission on the implementation of the 2004 Directive on Compensation to crime victims (SEC(2009)495)
Project victims in Europe: Implementation of the EU Framework Decision on the standing of victims in the criminal proceedings in the Member States of the European Union (Portuguese Association for Victim Support - APAV) [7.3 MB]
|Responsible service : DG Justice; Unit B1 Judicial Co-operation in criminal matters|
|E-mail : JUST-JUDCOOP-CONSULTATIONS@ec.europa.eu|
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|Number of responses received to this consultation|
|View the contributions|
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|Results of consultation and next steps|