The Board Members met in Tallinn prior to the Joint Meeting with the Expert Working Group (EWG) and Standing Committee (SC) Chairs to discuss ENFSI membership issues, finances, documents as well as communication and cooperation within the association and to the outside forensic community. One important administrative topic was the change in the ENFSI Board. Due to Gabriele Juodkaite´s resignation from her position in the Lithuanian laboratory and the ENFSI Board, Michael Bovens from the Forensic Science Institute Zurich was elected to support the Board until the next possible formal election at the Annual Meeting in May 2018.
The Joint Meeting in Tallinn served as an excellent opportunity for the Board, EWG and SC chairs to meet the EFSA 2020 Task Force members in order to discuss ENFSI strategy on the implementation of EFSA 2020 goals.
In this context extensive discussions on current EU Direct Grants as well as a possible ISF 2017 fund took place between all participants.
The Joint Meeting moreover functions as a suitable platform to provide every participant with summaries of the achievements of the past and plans for the coming year.