Congress 2022 / 15th Annual International Forum

New Congress Format

A special new congress format has been developed for this year's 27th German Prevention Congress (DPT) with its 15th Annual International Forum (AIF). Taking pandemic and climate change into account, we want to optimise the information sharing and personal encounters in the broad field of prevention.

Under the main theme “Children at the heart of prevention” (see below), this year's hybrid congress will run throughout nearly the whole year (March to November). The congress comprises two components:

1) DPT-TV: weekly online broadcast – every Wednesday!

From 2 March, DPT-TV will go on air every week on Wednesday from 11 am to 12 noon (CET). Each broadcast starts with 10 minutes of “DPT-News”, in which current prevention topics are discussed (publicly accessible). Afterwards three parallel lecture sessions on different topics will be presented. At the end there will be an opportunity for an open exchange and discussion in online format.

11:00 – 11:10
10 min

11:10 – 11:40
30 min

11:40 – 12:00
20 min

max. 30 min



Lecture A

Short-Lecture A


Lecture B

Short-Lecture B


Lecture C

Short-Lecture C


Beginning from April the DPT-News and one of the lecture sessions will be simultaneously translated into English language. English lecture contributions will be translated into German language.

2) DPT-On site on 4 & 5 October

Two congress days will take place on site at the Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), Germany. The focus there will be on personal encounters and networking. Various actors and stakeholders in the field of prevention will be presented in a large congress exhibition. In addition, there will be several side events and activities, keynote lectures and an festive evening event.

Overview of event times

 4 October 2022

 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Admission from 9 a.m.)

 Congress exhibition, open space,
 Panel events, workshops, lectures

 5 October 2022

 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Admission from 8 a.m.)

 Congress exhibition, open space,
 Panel events, workshops, lectures


Congress attendance

From April on the DPT-Congress is open to the international audience. Watching the DPT-News is for free. To gain access to the lecture sessions and the DPT-On site you have to register to the congress

Application period is open

Application forms for participation with lecture contributions and in the congress exhibition are released here


The main topic of the 27th German Prevention Congress is: Children at the heart of prevention

The 27th German Prevention Congress wants to examine what and how more can be done for children in the field of prevention. The Corona pandemic highlights current challenges especially in the field of education and digitalisation, which particularly affect the young generation. Moreover, it is already evident that children are suffering severely from the crisis. But even before, the needs of children were not given enough attention by society. The main topic of the 27th German Prevention Congress therefore takes children into the spotlight of prevention, dealing with the aspects of support, rights and protection for this age group. The focus is on Germany, but the topics are also considered in a European and global context.

In addition to the main topic “Children at the heart of Prevention”, all other current topics of violence prevention and crime prevention up to the extended spectrum of addiction prevention, public health and traffic safety will also be discussed at the congress.