Many millions of people each year fall victim to crime and need support. European Day for Victims of Crime is a time to underline the urgent need to properly protect victims’ rights and ensure they receive the support they need to fully and actively participate in criminal proceedings, says FRA.
On 19 February, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty took part in an expert seminar on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU at national level, organised by the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU.
On 9-12 February the European Police College (CEPOL) organised a training at its offices in Budapest for coast and border guards, smuggling related criminal investigation officers, and asylum services staff.
Malta will become President of the Council of the EU from 1 January to 30 June 2017. In preparation for the Presidency, FRA held a round-table discussion on 3 February in Valletta with representatives of the Maltese Government to explore how FRA could assist the forthcoming Presidency.