VSE Annual Conference 2022

The Age of Resilience

Victim Support Europe and Victim Support Malta are delighted to welcome you to the Victim Support Europe 2022 Annual Conference – The Age of Resilience.

The Conference will take place at Urban Valley Resort in Kappara, which is a very central and quaint area in Malta, on the 11th and 12th of May 2022.

COVID-19 has profoundly affected society and caused immense victimisation across the globe. The economic consequences of the pandemic are expected to be dire. The World Bank has estimated COVID-19 will cause the fourth-worst global recession in the past 150 years, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated a global contraction of 4.9 percent, the worst downturn since the Great Depression. This impact will be realised through a variety of channels. Disruptions to production will affect supply chains and global trade. The majority of businesses and organisations, regardless of size, are facing declines in revenue, insolvencies, and job losses. This has caused an environment of stress and duress within families and the society at large.

In these unprecedented times it is crucial that we think about our own, our families’ and our communities’ resilience. Keeping this in mind, the ‘VSE Annual Conference 2022’ will feature varied topics under the theme of resilience, including conflict, intolerance and the role of the victim support community during the time of COVID-19, victims and their victimisation, oppression, injustice and empowerment during a pandemic, displacement and rehabilitation of victims, amongst others.

The discussion aims at highlighting the ways to achieve resilience, individual, social, and structural, by sharing resilience strategies and approaches to contain systemic threats.