White Ring Hungary took part at the annual Conference and General Meeting of Victim Support Europe held at Lisbon between 13th-15th of May 2015. During the two day conference White Ring Hungary had the opportunity to held a presentation about the current situation of NGO Victim Support in Hungary, and the main field of activities of our organization.
The conference has been opened by receiving a message from the President of the Portugese Republic, and the welcome speech of the Portugese Minister of Justice. Beside them the Spanish and the Polish Under-secretary of Ministry of Justice, the General Prosecutor of Portugal, the Ombudsman for Victims of Crime from Canada also had a presentation durint the two day event, as well as, the Director of Human Right Support of the Ministry of Justice from South Korea. The closing remarks were made by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Portugal.
On the second day of the conference, White Ring Hungary had the opportunity to have a presentation at the workshop titled “Helping victims with the financial costs of victimisation”. We introtuced the current situation of NGO Victim Support in Hungary, gave a brief insight into our daily work, and what kind of opportunities we have to help the victims of crime by any financial means.
After the two day conference we took part at the annual General Meeting of Victim Support Europe. On this event the board of VSE made several decisions, including the addition as a full member of VSE, the newly found Romanian NGO ACTEDO. As the final part of the GM, it was unraveled, theannual conference and GM next year will took place in the Netherlands.