German Prevention Congress calls for sustainable prevention of radicalisation and promotion of democracy

On Monday, the world´s largest congress on the prevention of crime and violence will start in Berlin. The 24th Annual Congress will focus on the interplay between the areas of "Prevention & Democracy Promotion". In view of current social developments, it is necessary to deal with the relationship between the democratic social order and the prevention of extremism, violence and other serious crime.

Together with its central partners, the German Prevention Congress calls on all political leaders at the federal, state and local levels and at the European level to work for lasting structures for the prevention of radicalisation and the promotion of democracy. Prevention efforts must be diverse and anchored in civil society.

At today's press conference, Juliane Seifert, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Aleksander Dzembritzki, State Secretary at the Senate Department for the Interior and Sport of the State of Berlin and Chairman of the Berlin Commission against Violence and the Executive Director of the German Prevention Congress, Erich Marks, presented the Berlin Declaration on the occasion of the 24th German Prevention Congress. In it, they call for diverse prevention of radicalisation and democracy promotion anchored in civil society. It must be permanently financed and further professionalized.

Download the Declaration of Berlin (in German)

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As every year, the Annual International Forum offers a broad range of lectures by practitioners and experts in English. A translation of the opening and closing event will also be provided.

More than 180 organisations and institutions present themselves in the Congress Exhibition, which includes information stands, special exhibitions, infomobiles and posters (among them several English poster). We offer our international guests a Guided Tour through the exhibition area in English language (Monday, 20 May 2019, at 3 pm, Meeting point: Check-In). 

Registration for the congress is still open.

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