1. June 2017
This year’s Annual Meeting was held in Berlin, Germany hosted by our member institute the State Criminal Police Office Berlin, Forensic Science. With the support of the director Ralf Heilman, Kornelia Nehse and her colleagues organized amazing meeting conditions and an exciting cultural program.
On 17th May 2017 ENFSI started with the Thematic Day with the topic “Societal Challenges for Forensics”. Important topics such as immigration and border control, the growing importance of video surveillance and biometrics were discussed.
The Business Meeting was held on 18th and 19th May 2017 and 57 member institutes were represented.
Highlights of the meeting were the setting of new ENFSI strategies (Strategic Plan 2017-2020), the election of a new Chairperson designate and a regular Board member and with it the discharge of the former Chairman Jan De Kinder and the Board members Dominique Saint-Dizier and Ondrej Laciak. They significantly paved the way for ENFSI and the 21th Board which is now supported by the new Chairperson designate Gabriele Juodkaite-Granskiene and Dorijan Kerzan as regular Board member. The new Chairman Erkki Sippola is looking toward ENFSI’s future with a lot of confidence although forensic sciences will have to face hard challenges in order to fulfill the growing demand.