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Training seminar on victim protection in Bucharest

Published: June 14, 2016

On 25 and 26 May 2016, the third seminar within the EU action grant project “Enhancing the efficiency of the public prosecutor's offices of Bulgaria and Romania in the field of dealing with victims of crime and promoting their cooperation with local and foreign victim support organisations” took place in Bucharest, continuing the series of training seminars which had previously been successfully implemented in Sofia and Plovdiv. The seminars were headlined “Role and Tasks of the Public Prosecution and the Police in the field of dealing with victims of crime under the Directive 2012/29/EU”. The participants of the two-day event were mainly from public prosecutor's offices from Romania, but there were also law experts from Bulgaria and Germany.

After public prosecutor Catalin Popescu welcomed the participants, the German speakers Hans Dieter Hilken and Walter Selter presented the project, focusing on the key features of the Directive and on the IRZ as the main organiser. While legal issues were discussed on the first seminar day, the second seminar day focused on the exchange and practical experience between the participants.