German Prevention Congress

The German Prevention Congress – DPT (formerly: German Congress on Crime Prevention – GCOCP) is on the one hand the 1995 founded and meanwhile world’s largest annual conference on the topic of crime prevention and related prevention areas. On the other hand the DPT forms with its Institute for Applied Prevention Research (DPT-I) and other key activities a platform for information, knowledge transfer and an interdisciplinary dialogue between prevention practice, prevention research and prevention policies.

Since 2007 the German Prevention Congress is hosting the Annual International Forum (AIF) to address the international audience. The aim of the AIF is to add a international perspective to the German Prevention Congress and to give the opportunity to share experiences in crime prevention on an international level. While the world is growing closer research as well as experience should be disseminated within a broad professional framework. Therefore we ask international experts from all areas of crime prevention to introduce, share and discuss their ideas, goals, outcomes, projects and speeches with other experts and to experience the German modality of crime prevention.

Congress 2020

The next German Prevention Congress with the 14th Annual International Forum will take place on 27 and 28 April 2020 in Kassel, Germany. The main topic will be "Smart Prevention – Prevention in the digital world".

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