SAVE: Supporting Actions for Victims of Crime
is a European project under the Justice Programme and involves organizations from Italy, Portugal and Romania.

From a study conducted in 2015 by FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights regarding the services of assistance to victims of crime in the EU from the perspective of fundamental rights, it is clear that the Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime creates the basis for a broad interpretation of the concept of assistance to victims, which goes beyond the functions provided for in Articles 8 and 9.

The victim assistance includes a series of rights guaranteed by the State, but which are designed to engage other actors in the victim support system. The right to legal aid, the addressing of the victims to the various relevant subjects or rights at trial aimed at protecting the victim from secondary victimization contribute to a comprehensive and efficient system of assistance to victims, which may not fully function without the involvement of a number of non-state actors.

Just starting from the need to integrate state action with operational support, stemming from a series of local private social organizations, was drafted the project "SAVE: Supporting Actions for Victims of Crime", which aims at structuring, testing and validating interventions and operational instruments aimed at ensuring that victims of violence the right to access to restorative justice and the right to be informed about this.

For this purpose, we intend to proceed with the structuring and pilot implementation of the SAVE - Support Service to the Victims, borrowing best practices already underway in other European countries, creating a sustainable intervention model and transferable for both the national context, and for other European countries.

S.c.a.r.l. Onlus


Antigone Onlus


A Buon Diritto

Animam Viventem


Asociația de mediere
a conflictelor MISIT

This project was funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).
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