We are delighted to welcome you on the online Hub, launched by the EU Centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism.

About the Centre

The EU Centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism (EU CVT) is set up and run by the European Commission to offer expertise, guidance and support to national authorities and victim support organisations. The Centre helps to ensure that national structures offer professional assistance and support to victims of terrorism in every EU country. It further promotes exchange of best practices and sharing of expertise among practitioners and specialists across borders.

In 2020-2021, the tasks of the EU Centre as two-year pilot project were executed by a consortium led by Victim Support Europe and include ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre, Association française des Victimes du Terrorisme and Fondation Lenval.

After the end of the two-year pilot project in December 2021, the European Commission decided to recommence the activities on the online Hub of Expertise as of 1 April 2022.

In February 2023, the next stage of the EU Centre was announced. In this next stage, the Centre will continue the important work on building the expertise on the issues of terrorism across the EU. The European Commission awarded a two-year contract to deliver the tasks of next stage of the Centre to the partnership led by Victim Support Europe (VSE) and joined by France Victimes, Asociacion Victimas de Terrorismo (AVT), V-Europe, the European Network on Victims’ Rights (AENVR) and the Directorate General for Victims of Terrorism of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Spain (the DG VoT). 

About the EUCVT Hub of Expertise

Since March 2021, the Hub of Expertise allows national authorities and victim support organisations in the Member States to exchange knowledge and experience on the rights and needs of victims of terrorism. In particular, those who have already assisted victims of terrorism in the past can share knowledge with their colleagues in the EU countries that have not been directly affected by terrorist attacks yet. The Hub also promotes a better flow of information across borders and contributes to the creation of effective response structures for victims of terrorism in general and cross-border terrorism victims in particular.


Please contact eucvt@victimsupporteurope.eu, if you have further questions about the Centre or the Hub of Expertise.