Victims of terrorism (both people who have been targets of an attack and those who have lost a relative) are involuntary experts on the harm that violent extremism causes to humankind.
The RAN RVT Working Group's chief objective is to maintain the network of organisations of victims of terrorism and to organise remembrance ceremonies each year on 11 March, the European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism.
Furthermore, RAN RVT will transmit the voices of the victims of terrorism as part of prevention efforts to counter radicalisation.
This handbook is a compilation of experiences shared during the RAN VVT meetings held from 2012 to 2015. All victims, victim organisations, practitioners and experts present at these meetings contributed to this handbook.
The Choir of the lycée Racine (from Paris) sang "Va pensiero, Nabucco" from Giuseppe Verdi, at 16th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism that took place on 11 March 2020, in Paris.
RAN met Tomas Frága, a survivor of the 2005 terrorist attack in Sharm el-Sheik. He has made a conscious decision not to be defined by what happened to him on that day.
After RAN activities and Working Group meetings, an ex-post paper highlights lessons learned, insights and follow-up initiatives.
Working Group leaders:
For the Working Groups contact points, please see the contacts page