11th AETAP Conference

Helsinki, Finland


Welcome to compact capitol of Finland - Helsinki, where European threat assessment history continues. Over the recent years, various professionals involved in the prevention of targeted, predatory violence have noticed the growing need to obtain the latest information on threat assessment and threat management within European continent. Representatives from law enforcement, private security, law, victim support, forensic and clinical psychology and psychiatry as well as professionals from the academic world have voiced a need for networking in order to promote trans-European information exchange.

This year we are gathering in Helsinki with participants from five continents and 20+ countries. The 11th AETAP conference in Finland combines a wealth of experience and the latest information from Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and Asia. We have secured great speakers from a variety of backgrounds with a fascinating mix of professional experience.


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23 April 2018 - Expert Day & Core Competencies


Expert Day with Paul Gill, PhD

Testing the Reliability, Validity and Equity of Terrorism Risk Assessment Tools

Current efforts to develop scientifically rigorous and operationally relevant research related to the risk assessment and threat management of the terrorist remains worryingly underdeveloped. With reference to recently successfully executed terrorist attack case studies, this workshop first walks through the theoretical and practical problems faced in terrorism risk and threat assessment. Despite all of the scientific problems with the study of radicalization indicators, an increasing number of risk assessment tools are being developed in the published literature. The workshop will chart the commonalities and differences and empirical underpinnings in the risk assessment indicators and protocols of the existing risk assessment tools popularly used. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, the Terrorist Risk Assessment Protocol 18 (TRAP-18; Meloy et al., 2015), the Identifying Vulnerable People tool (IVP; Egan et al., 2016), the Extremism Risk Guidelines (ERG 22+; Lloyd & Dean, 2015), and the Violent Extremist Risk Assessment guide (VERA; Beardsley & Beech, 2016) and its later iteration (VERA-2).


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Core Competencies Workshop

  • Topics
  • The Structured Professional Judgement approach and the scientific foundations of threat assessment - Jens Hoffmann 
  • Basics of collecting information for threat assessment - Bram van der Meer
  • Introduction to stalking and public figure threat assessment - Lorraine Sheridan
  • Introduction to domestic violence - Laura Guy
  • Approaches to assessment threats in organisations - Gerard Labuschagne 
  • Threat management - Totti Karpela




24 - 26 April 2018 -AETAP Conference

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The cost of the conference will be depending on the participant as described below. The lunch for all conference days and the conference gala dinner (24th April) is included in the price.


  • 3 days (24th-26th April), including formal dinner
  • Members (AETAP, AATAP, ATAP, CATAP) 420, 00  €
  • Non-members 600, 00  €
  • Speaker fee 290,00 €
  • Speaker fee, if attending only during the presentation day 0,00 €
  • Student Price (without gala dinner) 250,00 €
  • Gala dinner for add. guests  100, 00  €
  • Expert Day or Core Competencies (23th April)
  • members and non-members  220, 00  €


If you wish to attend at the 11th annual AETAP Conference 2018 please fill out the registration form (link below):


 AETAP 2018 Helsinki / Registration form


Registrations will be accepted in the order of receipt and confirmed by email within one working week.



AETAP Terms and Conditions 2018

The registration for the conference can only be done electronically (registration through AETAP homepage). 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.


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