Developing an EU Training Module for the Victims’ Directive

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The primary objective of the project is the provision of training pursuant to Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (hereinafter the “Victims’ Directive”), taking a human-rights’ based approach.

Period 1 September 2016 – 1 July 2018

Irish Council for Civil Liberties


Partners Human Rights Monitoring Institute (Lietuva), Bar Council of Ireland, Law Society of Ireland, APAV (Portugal), Peace Institute (Slovenia), Justice Department (Hungary), Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Victim Support Europe (VSE).



1. Assessment of the training needs among judiciary and judicial staff

2. Development of training programme and training guide.  The training will cover: (1) victims’ needs; (2) EU Victims Directive; (3) interviewing child victims; (4) interviewing persons with disabilities; (5) interviewing victims with special protection needs.

3. Training sessions for judges, court staff and prosecutors (60 persons)

4. Development of an e-course based on the training programme using the e-learning environment 

5. International conference in Dublin to discuss the impact of the training.

The project is co-funded by the European Union Justice Programme