9/03/2018 - Published by

Today, Friday 9th March 2018, Donna Craine from the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation’s Survivors Assistance Network (SAN) is attending a European Commission event in Brussels to mark the 14th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism. This event will bring together victims of terrorism, victim associations and first responders together with European and Member States’ representatives, to share their stories and experiences. The SAN team will be at the ceremony to provide support for UK victims and survivors taking part in the event who have been affected by events including London 7/7, the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, Westminster Bridge and the Manchester Arena.

11th of March is the annual European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism. It was established after the Madrid Bombings in 2004. Each year since 2005, the European Commission remembers the victims of terrorist atrocities, expressing sympathy and support for those who grieve and bear the physical and psychological scars of terrorist acts. It also recalls its commitment to support the victims and their families, to strengthen their rights, to defend their interests and to ensure their voices are heard

The remembrance event is taking place at the Centre Albert Borschette in Brussels and will be attendedEuropean Commission HQ, Brussels, venue of the remembrance event by Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos,Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King, French Minister of Justice, Ms Nicole Belloubet, Belgian Minister of Justice, Koen Geens and Spanish Under Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior Luis Aguilera Ruiz.

The Survivors Assistance Network (SAN) provides practical and emotional support to anybody in the UK affected by an act of terrorism anywhere in the world. SAN is a free service provided by the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation and part-funded by the Ministry of Justice.

If you would like to speak to a member of the SAN team, please email SAN@foundation4peace.org or telephone –  01925 581 240.

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