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13th AETAP Conference | Budapest, HungaryConference postponed to 19th - 22nd April 2021

After a very successful conference in Rotterdam we are heading to Budapest.

Budapest — beautiful city at the Danube. Buda, with its romantic atmosphere on one side, and Pest, a dynamic cultural center on the other. One would have to be sharp to find another city in the world with such beautiful natural settings, rich architectural and historical heritage, offering an unparalleled combination of culture, fine cuisine and thermal baths. The Buda side with its historical thermal baths and the Royal Palace, the Matthias Church and the zigzagging alleys encompassing the Castle District emanates a sense of tranquillity. On the other hand, thanks to its rich museums, the Parliament, the Great Market Hall, St. Stephen’s Basilica (surrounded by pedestrian streets) and the inspiring atmosphere of the ‘Jewish quarter’, Pest offers a bustling, vibrant scene.

Save the date

Conference postponed to

19th – 22nd April 2021

News regarding Covid-19


Update Monday 16th March 2020

Conference postponed to 19th – 22nd April 2021

Given the growing concerns around COVID-19 and a majority of countries announcing a range of restrictions from public gatherings to flight bans to closing borders, we have made the difficult decision to postpone AETAP’s 2020 conference in Budapest this year.

Although we share WHO Director-General’s belief  “The rule of the game is: never give up” we must acknowledge the affect the coronavirus has on us individually, our families and the general public. We feel responsible for both, our speakers and our conference participants and would feel terribly upset, if they experienced any destress due to attending our conference.

On a more positive note, we can already confirm, that the next AETAP conference will take place between 19th and 22nd April 2021. We are delighted to have secured the same venue in Budapest. Many thanks go to the Sofihotel who has been extremely communicative and helped us find the best possible outcome under somewhat confusing circumstances.

Lastly and most importantly, all paid conference tickets for this year will be reimbursed. We sincerely thank you all for your understanding and patience.

We look forward to welcoming you next year in Budapest.


Kind regards,
Andrea Wechlin & Karoline Roshdi
(AETAP President & AETAP Vice President)

Conference Program

Even if we had to postpone our conference in 2020, we will offer a varied programme on the alternative date 2021. Of course, we cannot say anything about our 2021 program at the moment, but you can take a look at the 2020 program below.

Expert Day Monday - 20th April 2020

Track 1 -  Stalking: Fear, Facts & Formulation

Dr. Lorraine Sheridan will talk about how stalking is poorly understood by both the general public and by responding agencies. This one day workshop provides attendees with a deep understanding of stalking behaviour, why it occurs, its impact, and how best to address it.

Track 2 - Foundations of Threat Assessment & Management

  • Dr. Jens Hoffmann: Concepts, Models & Structured Professional Judgment
  • Dr. Cornelis Van Putten: Information Gathering & Interviewing in a Threat Assessment Context
  • Dr. Laura Guy: Stalking & Domestic Violence
  • Totti Karpela: Threat Management

Social Event – “We would like to show you that Hungarian cuisine is amazing and colorful just like the country itself.”

Download the pdf flyer

AETAP has organised an evening to network at the beautiful Katlan Malom Restaurant, a 30 minute drive away out in the countryside of Budapest.
Date: Wednesday, 22nd April
Location: Katlan Malom Restaurant, Veresegyház, 5/c Csokonai Str.

AETAP Terms and Conditions

The registration for the conference can only be done electronically here: Registrations will be accepted in the order of receipt and confirmed by email within one working week.


The registration is binding. Cancellation up to 8 weeks before the conference is free of charge, up to 4 weeks before at 50% cancellation charges. Any cancellation later the payments will not be returned. However, it is possible at stage to name a substitute. Cancellations and changes are to be communicated by e-mail. Any refunds will be made after the event.


The participant is responsible for travel costs. Changes to the program, the exchange of speakers and the cancellation of the conference due to insufficient demand or force majeure are expressly reserved. Claims due to futile expenses or other disadvantages due to the conference agreement are excluded – except in cases of intent and gross negligence. With the transfer of the participation fee, the Terms and Conditions become binding.


Terms & Conditions


This year we stay at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge for our conference.

The Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge boasts spectacular views of the famous Chain Bridge and a prime location near the River Danube, Hungarian Parliament, Hungarian State Opera and the Castle in downtown. Hotel facilities include a luxury spa with pool and sauna, a gourmet French-Hungarian restaurant with show kitchen and a stylish bar. State-of-the-art function rooms host memorable events. Many of this luxury Budapest hotel’s 357 rooms and suites have Danube views and Club Millésime privileges.

We will inform you a special tariff at
the Sofitel Budapest as soon as possible

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