Victim Support Malta was one of the partners in a European Union AGIS project on tourist victimisation in Europe 2005-2006.
The main aim of the project was to look at support services for tourists and business travellers who fall victim to crime in France, Malta and England.
Project partners worked on a collabrative report which delved into commonalities found by the project partners themselves in looking at the practicability of setting up victim assistance services for tourist and business travellers.
The researchers in England, France and Malta participated in regular meetings and roundtable meetings to discuss and compare research and share best practice.
The main project outcomes were a survey conducted in each participant country so as to gauge the exact prevalence of tourist victimisation; and a best practice guide which was issued for reducing tourist victimisation in the participant countries and in Europe. Copies of the Maltese survey may be viewed upon request.
Participants included Victim Support UK as the lead partner and INAVEM, France.