Aims and objectives

The European Fingerprint Working Group (EFP-WG) promotes development and improvement in the fields of fingerprint detection, imaging and comparison through:

  • regular meetings, providing opportunities for the development of professional relationships, training through presentations and workshops, and exchanges of experience.
  • awareness and collaboration in research and development.
  • promotion of quality management through publication of a Best Practice Manual, support of external accreditation and collaborative tests.


The EFP-WG is managed and organized by a Steering Committee elected from the members. There are two permanent Sub Groups:

  • Detection: formed of members who specialize in the location and recovery of fingerprints.
  • Identification: formed of members who undertake comparison of fingerprints.

Sub Committees are formed to consider specific issues, for example collaborative testing.



You can contact EFP-WG chairman Aldo Mattei via our contact form. Please state clearly who your message is addressed to.

Otherwise you can send an e-mail to

Please find here the Framework of the Fingerprint Working Group