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ENFSI OTS and QCLG Meetings 2023

2023.12.04

ENFSI OTS and QCLG Meetings, 10-12 October 2023 in Istanbul Both events were organized in close cooperation by the Quality...
ENFSI OTS and QCLG Meetings, 10-12 October 2023 in Istanbul

Both events were organized in close cooperation by the Quality and Competence standing Committee (QCC) of ENFSI and the Institute of Forensic Medicine (Council of Forensic Medicine – Adli Tıp Kurumu Başkanlığı) in Istanbul.

Nearly 60 participants attended. They represented various disciplines of Forensic Science. Furthermore representatives of EA (the European Cooperation for Accreditation), UKAS (the UK Accreditation Body) and ESYD (the Greek Accreditation Body) were invited to give presentations and share their knowledge.

During these meetings a variety of quality and competence presentations were delivered and discussed. They provided an exhaustive overview of opportunities for using Opinions and Interpretations in Forensic Science, Flex Scope Accreditation, Multidisciplinary Examination Approaches and Risk Management to mention just a few.

The experience in these areas were shared through the opportunity of participating in Workshops, that resulted in feedback and discussion sessions during both events, which was highly appreciated by the participants.

The exchange of opinions and knowledge may contribute to the introduction of new solutions in ENFSI laboratories and increased effectiveness of the overall operation of forensic laboratories.

It should be noted that issues related to quality assurance in forensic laboratories are among the priorities of both the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes and all entities participating in the pre-trial process.

The seminar was also an excellent opportunity for the QCLG members, who are representing their ENFSI Expert Working Groups, to meet and have opportunities for discussion with the QCC and each other. Last but not least, these meetings were bringing together quality managers of the ENFSI laboratories.

Mr Hizir Asliyuksek (Director of ATK Istanbul, Turk)

Ayşegül Şahin (ATK Quality manger, local OTS-QCLG organization)

Jos Tóth (ENFSI, Chair of QCC, NFI The Netherlands)

ENFSI: European Network of Forensic Science Institutes
OTS: One Day Two topic Seminar
Quality and Competency Liaison Group
All presentation used during the OTS and QCLG meetings are downloadable via the Europol EPE
website (QCLG)

Please find the respective LinkedIn Post here.

Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2023

2023.12.04

Last week, the “Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union” invited us to a conference in Madrid from...

Last week, the “Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union” invited us to a conference in Madrid from 14.11.2023 to 15.11.2023 under the motto “Forensic science: the future starts right here, right now”.
ENFSI discussed future challenges in forensic science, in particular the importance of “Education and Training” in forensic science, as well as the opportunities that the use of “New Emerging Tools” brings with it.
We also had the chance to hear contributions from EUROPOL and CEPOL representatives and to make use of the personal contact.
We would like to thank the Comisaria General de Policia Cientifica for the invitation and the very professional organization and the resulting fruitful discussions. 🤝 👏
We are looking forward to the ENFSI Annual Meeting in Madrid next year! Please find the respective LinkedIn Post here.

Save the Date! 30th ENFSI EWG Firearms & GSR Meeting 2024

2023.12.04

The next meeting of the Expert Working Group of Firearms & GSR will be held in Vienna , Austria ,...

The next meeting of the Expert Working Group of Firearms & GSR will be held in Vienna , Austria , from 18th to 20th September 2024. Save the Date! Please find the respective LinkedIn Post here.

ENFSI 27th Board and Annual Meeting 2023 The Hague

2023.10.04

With great pleasure we announce the 27th ENFSI Board, which was elected during the Annual Meeting 2023 in The Hague....

With great pleasure we announce the 27th ENFSI Board, which was elected during the Annual Meeting 2023 in The Hague.

Congratulations and all the best for the future to the new board!

Chairperson: Dorijan Kerzan
Chairperson Designate: Agnieszka Lukomska
Treasurer: Attila Kuczmann
Regular Board Members: Mark Pearse, Chris Porter, Frédérique Coutat and Charlot Casha

In this sense we would also like to thank again NFI (Netherlands Forensic Institute), Annemieke de Vries and Judy van Overfeld for the great organization of the Annual Meeting. We would also like to thank Sebastiano Battiato and Zeno Geradts for their presentations on Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, which turned into productive discussions during lively workshops.

Save the Date! 15th SPTM Meeting

2023.08.04

We are excited to announce the highly anticipated 15th Shoeprint and Toolmarks (SPTM) Meeting, the ultimate gathering for forensic shoeprint...

We are excited to announce the highly anticipated 15th Shoeprint and Toolmarks (SPTM) Meeting, the ultimate gathering for forensic shoeprint and toolmark examiners from Europe and beyond! This time the organization will be in the hands of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), guided by the Steering Committee of the ENFSI Marks Working Group.

The meeting will take place from 16th – 18th April 2024 in the Leonardo Royal Hotel in The Hague.

The SPTM meeting is open for examiners from ENFSI-laboratories (members) as well as non-ENFSI-laboratories.

For more information, please visit https://sptm2024.minjenv-events.nl/

Save the Date! EAFS 2025

2023.07.20

We are pleased to announce, that the EAFS (European Academy of Forensic Science) 2025 will be held from 26th –...

We are pleased to announce, that the EAFS (European Academy of Forensic Science) 2025 will be held from 26th – 30th May 2025 in Dublin, Ireland. The meeting will be hosted by the ENFSI member institute Forensic Science Ireland, with more information to be provided soon.

Save the Date! Annual Meeting 2024

2023.07.20

We are pleased to announce, that the ENFSI Annual Meeting 2024 will be held from 28th – 31st May 2024...

We are pleased to announce, that the ENFSI Annual Meeting 2024 will be held from 28th – 31st May 2024 in Madrid. The meeting will be hosted by the ENFSI member institute General Commissary of Scientific Police, with more information to be provided soon.

Forensic Science Centre Ivan Vučetić – 70th Anniversary

2023.07.05

On Monday, June 19th, the Croatian member laboratory Centar za forenzička ispitivanja, istraživanja i vještačenja Ivan Vučetić, organized a celebration...

On Monday, June 19th, the Croatian member laboratory Centar za forenzička ispitivanja, istraživanja i vještačenja Ivan Vučetić, organized a celebration of the 70 years of the laboratory. They have prepared a rich cultural program, including extensive presentation on life and work of the famous Croatian-Argentinian forensic scientist Ivan (Juan) Vučetić, who was born on the beautiful Croatian island of Hvar in 1850. Centre director and ENFSI permanent representative Andrea Ledić gave an overview of the history of work and achievements of the laboratory, and the Vice president and Minister of Interior of Croatian Governement Davor Božinović has emphasized the meaning and importance of forensic science and laboratory Centar za forenzička ispitivanja, istraživanja i vještačenja Ivan Vučetić. They have as well invited the current ENFSI chair Dorijan Keržan to shortly address invited guests that gathered in the beautiful setting of the Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko narodno pozorište). It has been an exceptional event and ENFSI is proud to have such a laboratory as a member.