The new, 16th Board consists of:
- Pawel Rybicki Chairman
- Üllar Lanno Chairman designate
- Torsten Ahlhorn Member
- Lourdes Puigbarraca Member
- Hans Henrik Jensen Member
The new, 16th Board consists of:
The EWG is chaired by Dr. Andreas Hellmann from the BKA in Wiesbaden. The APST EWG will have its first meeting on May 23-25, 2012 in Madrid. At the forthcoming Annual Meeting 2012 in Dublin, the APST-chairman will give a presentation to the ENFSI membership about this relatively new forensic discipline.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how forensic archaeology is organized and practiced within different European countries; to meet foreign colleagues; and to discuss the possibility of establishing an European forum for forensic archaeology.
For more information on the meeting please contact Mike Groen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The report – illustrated with a series of pictures – gives an overview of the main activities and the developments in 2011 within the ENFSI community and the contacts with external partners. Copies can be downloaded next to this article.
The participants can look forward to an exciting meeting in a beautiful and historical venue, Dublin Castle. Speakers will address various topics including users' perspectives, collaboration and science
versus management issues. Details of the meeting including registration details are available at www.enfsi2012dublin.com.
The director of the institute Karsten Follert will be the member-representative. The Board’s decision was based on a recently performed assessment. ENFSI has now 64 members from 36 European countries.
The 2011 programme will cover 36 months and will involve 37 participants from 21 organisations, the majority being ENFSI member-institutes. The MP2011 will consist of 5 projects:
It seems that the result of the projects may prove highly beneficial for the entire forensic community. The MP2011 is expected to develop new and improve existing methodologies for forensic examinations, increase forensic cooperation across Europe as well as promote the use of the best forensic methods within the areas of digital information, forensic speaker recognition, questioned documents and textile fibres examinations.
The 3-year project, starting on 1 of January 2012, will focus mainly on promotion of best practice in the evaluation and interpretation of results arising from forensic examinations throughout Europe. It
will involve the following activities:
It is assumed that the abovementioned activities will substantially contribute towards better interpretation of European forensic results and the whole project will considerably strengthen forensic interpretation through the implementation of an international standard, the introduction of competence assessment for forensic practitioners and the improvement of evidence evaluation.
Paweł Rybicki was present there at the invitation of Mr. Graham Talbot – the Chairman of the EA. During the Assembly, Pawel Rybicki gave a presentation devoted
to standardization o
f forensic sciences in Europe, which was enthusiastically received by the GA audience.
The event organized in Poland served as an excellent opportunity to discuss future cooperation between ENFSI and EA. The discussions with EA representatives took part in a very constructive atmosphere. As a result, Mr. Graham Talbot invited ENFSI to apply for the status of EA Recognised Stakeholder. The idea has already been discussed and supported by the ENFSI Board. Next steps towards completing all the formalities will be taken by the ENFSI Board in the forthcoming months.
ENFSI Joint Meeting was devoted mainly to the discussion on the current and future shape of ENFSI in the context of so called Polish Forensic Initiative. It also allowed to evaluate year-long activities of EWG- s and SC-s and discuss their plans for the next year.
The Joint Meeting was preceded by the Meeting of the ENFSI Board and then followed by the meeting of Future of ENFSI Project Group (FEPG).
The organizers took great care to ensure the pleasant and fruitful atmosphere of the Hague meetings.