Final Conference on “Victims’ Rights in the Criminal Justice System: Current Trends and Policies”,  22-23 November 2018, Athens, Greece

The Protasis Project team is delighted to welcome you to the project Final Conference entitled “Victims’ Rights in the Criminal Justice System: Current Trends and Policies“. The conference will take place on he 22-23 November 2018, at the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel in Athens, Greece.

The project’s final outputs and results will be presented to a wide audience and the PROTASIS Training Manual will be launched during the conference. With the participation of invited speakers, local and international stakeholders, the conference intends to explore the obstacles and barriers that victims face in accessing their rights. The event also aims to raise awareness among stakeholders, criminal justice system professionals, and the general public on the challenges and good practices for an effective and sustainable implementation of the Victims’ Directive across EU and the role of the Police.


Thursday 22/11 16:00 – 20:00

16:00-16:30Registration
16:30-17:30Welcome Opening Remarks
 Mr. Ioannis Politis
Director-General, Spokesperson, European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
 Mrs. Xeni Dimitriou-Vasilopoulou
Public Prosecutor of the Supreme Court’s Office
 Mr. Georgios Markopouliotis
Head of the European Commissions’ Representation in Greece
 Hellenic Police Representative
 Mr. Costas Yannopoulos
President of the Board of Directors, The Smile of the Child
17:30-18:00The Protasis Project: Overview, Results and Future Implications
 Prof. Vasso Artinopoulou
Professor in Criminology, Panteion University of Political Sciences
Scientific Coordinator of the Protasis Project, European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
18:00-18:30Coffee Break
18:30-19:30Presentation of the Training Manual “Towards a victim-centered police response”
Dr. Evangelos Stergioulis
Ret. Police Major General of Hellenic Police
Adjunct Faculty in Police Studies-Cyprus Open University
19:30-20:00Discussion

Friday 23/11 9:00 – 18:30

9:00-9:30Registration
Session 1
9:30-13:00
EU Framework in Theory and in Practice: Reflections from the Protasis Project
Moderation: Mr. Andrea De Maio
Assistant Director, Department of Technical Cooperation, European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
Project Manager, Protasis Project
9:30-10:00The PROTASIS Project and the Italian Municipal Police. A Local Approach to the Victims of Crime
 Dr. Silvia Ciotti
CEO and Senior Researcher, Trainer & Consultant, EuroCrime – Research, Training and Consulting SrL
Senior Researcher, Protasis Project
10:00-10:30The Legal Status of Victims in Portugal: State of the Art and Future Perspectives
 Mr. Frederico Moyano Marques
Chief Operations Officer, APAV – Portuguese Association for Victim Support
Project Officer, Protasis Project
Mrs. Sónia Moreira Reis
Lecturer and member of the IDPCC/CIDPC of the Faculty of Law – University of Lisbon
Researcher, Protasis Project
10:30-11:00Protasis Training in Greece: A Step Forward in Strengthening Victims’ Rights
Prof. Vasso Artinopoulou
Professor in Criminology, Panteion University of Political Sciences
Scientific Coordinator of the Protasis Project, European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
Mrs. Alexandra Koufouli
PhD Candidate, Panteion University of Political Sciences
Researcher – Trainer, Protasis Project, European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
Mrs. Iro Michael
PhD Candidate, Panteion University of Political Sciences
Researcher – Trainer, Protasis Project, European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:00The Protasis Training Evaluation: Key Findings and Recommendations
Mrs. Maija Linnala
User Engagement Leader, The IARS International Institute
Researcher, Protasis Project
12:00-12:30Crime Victims and the Policemen Professional Formation: The Protasis Project
Prof. Sofia Vidali
Professor in Criminology and Crime Policy, Democritous University of Thrace.
President of the Greek Society for the Study of Crime and Social
External Evaluator, Protasis Project
12:30-13:00 Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
Session 2
14:00-18:30
Victims’ Rights in Greece: Access, Barriers, and Opportunities

 

Moderation: Prof. Vasso Artinopoulou
Professor in Criminology, Panteion University of Political Sciences
Scientific Coordinator of the Protasis Project, European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
14:00-14:30Escaping Intimate Partner Violence in Greek Reality: Women’s Path is Narrower and Longer
Dr. Kiki Petroulaki
Psychologist, Chairperson of the Board, European Anti-Violence Network
14:30-15:00Legal Counseling for Victims of Domestic Violence
 Dr. Fotini Milioni
PhD, Director of Epanodos, Institution for the reintegration of ex-prisoners
15:00-15:30Information, Support and Protection of Women Victims of Gender Based Violence in Greece
Mrs. Eirini Siozou
Legal counsel, Athens Counseling Center for Women Victims of Gender Based Violence, General Secretariat for Gender Equality
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-16:30Children’s Victimization in Greece in the Era of Crisis
Dr. George Nikolaidis
Psychiatrist, MD, MA, MSc, PhD; Director, Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare, Center for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Institute of Child Health
16:30-17:00“The Smile of the Child” its Work and Actions for Children
The Smile of the Child Representative (TBC)
17:00-17:30Minors Victims of Sexual Abuse: Testifying at the “House of the Child” with the Use of Structured Protocol
 Prof. Olga Themeli
Associate Professor in Criminological Psychology – Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Crete
17:30-18:00Victims’ Rights in the Greek Juvenile Justice System: The Role of Juvenile Probation Officers in Victim-Offender Mediation Process and their Specialized Training Needs
Dr. Konstantinos Panagos
Dr. in Criminology – Penology / Corrections, School of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
18:00-18:30Discussion & Closing Remarks

The Conference will take place at the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel in Athens, Greece (19-25 Parthenonos Str, 11742 Athens, Greece)

The entrance is free with prior registration to Mrs Alessia Fiumi afiumi@eplo.int.

Students will receive a certificate of attendance.

The working language of the conference is English.

Photos will be taken during the event.