The Ministry of Justice in partnership with the Social Activities and Practice Institute organises a Support Council on the implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, which was enacted in Bulgaria in November 2015.

The event will take place on 17 February 2016, 10:00 hrs. in VENUS conference hall, 9, Knyaz Alexander Dondukov Blvd. (entrance at Bacho Kiro Str.). The invitation has been extended to representatives of MoI, the Prosecutor's Office, MES, MH, SACP, Social activities and correctional work with offenders (SACWO) Department, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), MLSP, ASA, Academy of MoI, General Directorate National Police and non-governmental organisations.


Event programme:

Justice and protection of crime victim’s rights

10.15 – 11.30 hrs. 

Presentation on the progress of the implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU in Bulgaria.

Presentation on a European model of integrated approach to protecting the rights of children and to child victims’ support.

Implementing Directive 2012/29/EU in cases involving adult victims of crime: challenges and ideas.

Analysis of the situation: official statistical data

Social Activities and Practice Institute


Justice and innovative services for offenders

11.30 – 12.00 hrs.   Presentation of a study on the probation officer profile, Social Activities and Practice Institute

12.00 – 12.30 hrs.       End of meeting



For child-friendly justice:

The Public SupportCouncil is a long-standing initiative of the Social Activities and Practice Institute run by the Institute within the framework of Children and Justice – Prevention of Abuse programme. The Council engages the efforts of representatives of the Institute, SACP, ASA, MJ, Academy of MoI, Institute of Psychology - MoI, MLSP, MH, MES, UNICEF, etc. in the development and implementation of policies and practices in support of children participating in legal proceedings. Its sessions are held a few times a year and provide an opportunity for discussions among professionals on studies, recommendations, standards presented by the Institute, etc.