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The 28th German Prevention Congress, including the 16th Annual International Forum (AIF), will take place on June 12 and 13, 2023. This event will be on-site, taking place at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim, Germany. Parts of the AIF will be available online.

The main topic of the 28th German Prevention Congress is Crises & Prevention.  In short, the 28th DPT is dedicated to topics such as the perception, impact, handling and preventive approaches to solving current crises. Several developments are described as crises: among others, the climate crisis, the pandemic, the worldwide refugee movements or intensifying social conflicts. Crises are not easy to grasp in their entirety and the political as well as psychological reactions to them are manifold. Prevention in dealing with crises thus covers a broad field. It encompasses psychological factors of resilience, political-democratic action competencies, municipal crisis management (including key words such as population protection and black-out scenarios) as well as crisis communication. The 28th German Prevention Congress will focus in particular on these efforts in order to highlight and disseminate already existing research findings, solution approaches, promising strategies and measures. In addition, it is intended to identify the research and practical needs that continue to be necessary for crisis management. 

Besides the main topic Crises & Prevention, all other current topics of violence and crime prevention up to the extended field of addiction prevention, public health and traffic safety will be discussed during the congress. 


Call for papers is now open!

International experts from all areas of crime prevention are welcome to introduce, share and discuss their ideas, goals, outcomes, projects and speeches with other experts on the next German Prevention Congress (28th DPT/ 16th AIF). We invite you to contribute to our lecture sessions and to our congress exhibition (poster-presentations and exhibition stands). Conditions of participation and online application forms can be found here. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.