From the Network, we would like to extend our thanks to all the people who have contributed to making this virtual commemoration a reality. On this special date, the solidarity and support shown from such diverse parts of the plant reaffirm our commitment to work on behalf of and for victims of terrorism.
“European Day for the Victims of Terrorism
Tuesday 11 March 2008 is the fourth European Day for the victims of terrorism.
We use this opportunity to once again express our continued and deeply felt solidarity with all victims of terrorist attacks.
We are united with the families and loved ones of the victims, and we recall our joint commitment to assist them whenever and wherever we can.
The Commission has demonstrated its support for the victims of terrorism, in particular through financial assistance to numerous projects intended to help victims and their relatives as well as to promote solidarity among European citizens
This day should also be used to demonstrate our unwavering support for the democratic values and human rights that we share across Europe.
No terrorist act can ever undermine our common belief in these rights and principles.
There can never be a justification for terrorist acts”
Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security
On 11th March 2008 a number of people were able to read these words of Franco Frattini at the virtual act of remembrance organized by the European Network in commemoration of the victims of terrorism. The European Commissioner wished to declare, once again, on the “European Day in Remembrance of Victims”, the unconditional support of the European Commission for the victims of terrorism. This year’s event consisted of the construction of the first virtual act of commemoration of the victims of terrorism in Europe and received the inestimable collaboration of all the member organizations.
In order to construct it, these five links were enabled:
The visits received came not only from practically all the countries in Europe. The victims of terrorism were also remembered from Japan, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, the USA or Australia, among many other countries. The time difference in many parts of the world contributed to the construction with a constant number of visitors throughout the entire day.