European Network on Victims’ Rights


ENVR is cooperation of Member State experts working under the control of competent government authorities responsible for victims’ rights, from all Member States of the European Union. 

ENVR was established in 2015, by the initiative of the Netherlands, and was being run until 2017 in the frame of an Action Grant under the Justice Programme of European Commission.

In the first period of the Network, priorities have been mainly determined around the key issues of the Victims Directive [1] and the Directive on combatting terrorism [2]. Thus, discussions focused on e.g. the practical application of the individual assessment, access to information, training of professionals, secondary victimization, social assistance of victims and proceeding cross border cases especially in case of a terrorist attack and including compensation.

As of 1 January 2018, ENVR has been working in a permanent structure from an Operating Grant in the frame of the Justice Programme of the European Commission.

The permanent operation and the legal status of the future ENVR is grounded by the Association of the European Network on Victims’ Rights (AENVR) that was established with the aim to ensure the continuousness of ENVR. Are members of the association: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

The coordination of the ENVR activities is managed by the professional management: a Hungarian professional manager and a Hungarian project assistant, who directly belong to the AENVR, and two part-time managers who are experts from France and the Netherlands

The basic aim of the future ENVR is to develop sustainable knowledge base especially for professionals and policy makers acting in the field of supporting and protecting crime victims.