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On 30th – 31th May 2022 ENFSI held its succesful Annual Meeting hosted by The National Forensic Centre (NFC) of the Swedish Police Authority.
The meeting took place Stockholm, Sweden.
In the photo gallery on the EAFS website you can download pictures from the EAFS included this group photo of the ENFSI AM.
ENFSI has always been proud to be a non-political organisation, dedicated to the truth in science. There are institutes from 39 countries who put aside governmental differences and work together. As enriching as this approach is, in light of Russia´s aggression towards the Ukraine, ENFSI has re-evaluated its neutrality.
With regard to the constitution, ENFSI is in close relation to the Council of Europe and therefore, measures of suspension of the two Russian institutes have been taken within ENFSI’s juridical scope. ENFSI discontinued its cooperation with both institutes at all levels with immediate effect.
Taking into account the newer developments of the 16th of March where the Committee of Ministers decided the Russian Federation to be no longer a member of the Council of Europe, the two Russian institutes in Moscow and St. Petersburg shall also cease to be members of ENFSI.
The necessary coordination measures within the Network to exclude the two institutes are currently being implemented.
Even though these actions are addressed to the North-Western Forensic Science Centre in Saint Petersburg and the Russian Federal Centre of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice in Moscow, ENFSI´s intention is targeted towards Russia´s warfare and not towards fellow Russian colleagues. The ENFSI Board considers this measure being an appropriate way to demonstrate ENFSI´s position, which is to condemn the Russian aggression towards Ukraine.
ENFSI´s thoughts are with Ukraine and especially the four Ukrainian ENFSI member institutes.
3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference “Current Issues of Forensic Expertology, Criminalistics and Criminal Procedure” in Kyiv, Ukraine
On December 15, 2021, the III International Scientific and Practical Conference “Current Issues of Forensic Expertology, Criminalistics and Criminal Procedure” was held. The event was held online, organized by the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.
This is the first event of such a large-scale event in Ukraine since independence, which gathered an unprecedented number of participants from the United States to Australia.
The participants of the conference represented all branches of government: legislative, executive and judicial.
Almost 500 participants from more than 25 countries took part in the conference: the USA, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, Israel, South Africa, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Poland, Moldova, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and other countries of the world.
In consideration to the latest months’ development of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to extend the Early Bird registration fee offer to April 4th, 2022, says Christina Bertler Edlund, Chair of the EAFS 2022 Organization Committee. She continues:
The impact of the pandemic has implied extraordinary conditions for our organization of the conference. Our intention with extending the Early Bird offer is to ensure that potential participants have the possibility to attend EAFS 2022, benefitting the reduced conference fee. This is, as we assume, that some colleagues may hesitate to register due to the Covid-situation. Almost 700 participants are already registered (until 1st February 2022), and we are now looking forward to welcoming additional colleagues to join the conference.
Register your participation to EAFS 2022 on www.eafs2022.eu/registration.
If you have registered to the regular fee, MeetAgain (our Conference Bureau) will credit your registration fee to benefit for the extended Early Bird offer. You may contact MeetAgain on e-mail and phone accordingly: firstname.lastname@example.org; +46 8 664 58 00.
On January 13, 2022, we sadly had to say goodbye to Ingvar Kopp, a founding member of ENFSI and father. Ingvar distinguished himself especially in the founding period of ENFSI with his commitment to a community of European Forensic Science Institutes. Partly through his encouragement and support in 1992, he steered ENFSI from a daring idea to the network it is today. He was not afraid to take on the work of chairing the first, provisional board and also demonstrated his dedication in his work as a board member from 2000-2002. But even apart from Board activities, Ingvar has always been at the forefront of spreading and promoting the idea of the European network of forensic institutes. Thus, as head of the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science Linköping, he was active in ENFSI for many more years. We are grateful for the time he volunteered to this good cause and are glad that we were able to appreciate him as our colleague. We mourn with those Ingvar left behind, his relatives and his friends.
The Organisation Committee of the EAFS 2022 conference has decided to postpone the deadline for the Early Bird registration as well as the Call for Abstracts.
If you have not yet registered for the conference – now is the time! The Early Bird prices include the conference program at a beneficial price, available until the 20th of January 2022.
The Call for Abstracts has also been postponed and the Abstract portal will be open until the 3rd of January 2022. Don’t miss out on sharing your valuable thoughts and results with the forensic community!”