Source: (2008) European Forum for Restorative Justice. 9(1):10-11

Four years ago, on 11 March 2004, a train in the Atocha (Madrid) railway station was bombed. 192 people were killed. In response to this tragic event, the European Day for the Victim of Terrorism was established. On the fourth anniversary of this tragedy, practitioners, academics and representatives of civil society got together in the city of Tilburg (the Netherlands), to discuss a draft of standards for victims of terrorism in the European Union. These standards were prepared in the course of an EU co-funded project, promoted by the European Forum for Restorative Justice, and carried out in cooperation with the International Victimology Institute of Tilburg, the Catholic University of Leuven, the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and Victim Support Netherlands. (Excerpt)