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ENFSI supports the IAFS 2023 Sydney Declaration

2021.11.22

Please find here the Sydney Declaration. This document is considered being a “Voice of the Scientific World” and is supported...

Please find here the Sydney Declaration.

This document is considered being a “Voice of the Scientific World” and is supported by ENFSI.

 

 

 

CEPOL-ENFSI course on Forensic investigation in CBRN

2021.09.27

A joint CEPOL-ENFSI course on Forensic investigation in CBRN contaminated environment has been organized between Sept 13 – 17th 2021...

A joint CEPOL-ENFSI course on Forensic investigation in CBRN contaminated environment has been organized between Sept 13 – 17th 2021 by the ENFSI member LPC in Portugal, where 30 participants, from 17 European countries, could practically train in prepared scenarios and exchange their national solutions on incidents in the field.

ENFSI awarded the Golden Sign for Cooperation

2021.07.12

It was at the beginning of 2020 when the Slovenian Police decided to celebrate ENSFI’s 25th Birthday, by awarding its...

It was at the beginning of 2020 when the Slovenian Police decided to celebrate ENSFI’s 25th Birthday, by awarding its highest Police award, the Golden Sign for Cooperation. This event was meant to coincide with the celebration of 70 years of the National Forensic Laboratory, Ljubljana, Slovenia. However the Covid-19 changed many lives and plans, including this one. Only this year, after long months of lockdowns across Europe has the sign been able to be given at the celebration by the Director General of Slovenian Police dr. Anton Olaj to the Slovenian permanent representative and ENFSI Board member dr. Dorijan Keržan.

 

 

ENFSI Annual Online Meeting

2021.06.16

On 27th May 2021 ENFSI held its succesful annual assembly hosted by the ENFSI member institute FSD Athens. The meeting...

On 27th May 2021 ENFSI held its succesful annual assembly hosted by the ENFSI member institute FSD Athens. The meeting took place on the online platform “Zoom”.

Please find here the programme of the meeting for further information: Agenda_ Membership Online Meeting

Update: Direct Grant 2020 to the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes

2021.01.13

As reported in August 2020, the European Commission published the annual work programme ISF Police 2020 comprising the official information...

As reported in August 2020, the European Commission published the annual work programme ISF Police 2020 comprising the official information on ENFSI receiving a direct award 2020 and the description of activities to be funded by the grant.

Meanwhile, the European Commission sent a call to ENFSI to apply for the annual work programme ISF Police 2020.

EJTN Criminal Justice Seminar on Forensic Science

2021.01.07

From 19th to 20th November 2020, the European Justice Training Network (EJTN) organised an online Criminal Justice Seminar called “The...

From 19th to 20th November 2020, the European Justice Training Network (EJTN) organised an online Criminal Justice Seminar called “The Use of the Forensic Science Evidence in Courts – Challenges and Developments in the EU” in cooperation with ENFSI.

Representatives of two ENFSI Expert Working Groups (DNA WG and Drugs WG) enriched the programme with interesting contributions on the following topics:

  • Interpretation of forensic DNA evidence in criminal cases
  • Forensic DNA phenotyping (FDP) methods for criminal investigations
  • Individualization of a seized drug to a specific production batch/source (drugs profiling)
  • Neurological influence of drugs
  • New types of drugs
  • Latest methodologies of drug imports/transportation and tips for investigations

As the EJTN and we as ENFSI consider education and training of external stakeholders very important we will not give up our efforts to contribute to such successful training activities.

Brexit – Cooperation within ENFSI

2020.04.07

As being recently confronted with questions about possible effects of Brexit on ENFSI activities, we would like to inform that...

As being recently confronted with questions about possible effects of Brexit on ENFSI activities, we would like to inform that ENFSI is a network of forensic science institutes coming from countries being a member of the Council of Europe, comprising EU members and non-EU members. Brexit does not have any harmful effects on cooperation within ENFSI.

Cooperation between ENFSI and the LEWP

2020.01.03

On October 18 2020 the Law Enforcement Working Party under the Finnish presidency and initiative discussed the affiliation with ENFSI...

On October 18 2020 the Law Enforcement Working Party under the Finnish presidency and initiative discussed the affiliation with ENFSI and its benefits in relation to Forensic Sciences. In 11834/2/19 REV 2 it was concluded that:

• The Presidency shall consider inviting a representative of ENFSI to the LEWP when forensic science is discussed in the working party
• ENFSI takes the initiative as appropriate and contacts the Presidency in order to report to the LEWP about new developments in forensic science services

With great gratification the ENFSI Board received this decision. Over recent years, there have been already numerous instances of a close cooperation between the LEWP and ENFSI, especially in the context of the implementation of the EFSA 2020Action Plan. ENFSI was the coordinator of three out of five actions and a contributor in one, and has been actively contributing to all implementations and reporting.
We consider our monopoly status in Forensic Sciences in Europe as a privilege and at the same time feel liable as service providers to keep Forensic Science at the forefront in Europe.

1st International Scientific and Practical Conference “Current Problems of Forensic Expertology, Criminalistics and Criminal Procedure” in Kyiv, Ukraine

2019.11.15

On November 05, 2019 at the initiative of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice...

On November 05, 2019 at the initiative of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, 1st International Scientific and Practical Conference “Current Problems of Forensic Expertology, Criminalistics and Criminal Procedure” took place in Kyiv.
The scientific event brought together at the round table leading Ukrainian and foreign scientists, scientists and practitioners who are the founders of modern forensic activity in particular and forensic science in general, among which there are ENFSI member-institutes.

Within the framework of the conference, the speakers presented to the audience presentations on the history and development of forensic examination, implementation of modern working methods and the emergence of new types of forensic examinations.
The agenda included scientific reports on the following topics:
• “Topical issues of forensic examination development on the example of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine”;
• Historical milestones in the development of forensic examination in Ukraine;
• “Standards of proof “reasonable suspicion”;
• “Problems of the theory and practice of the forensic science in the context of reforming the criminal justice system of Ukraine”;
• “Reformatting the subject-zonal principle of organizing the activity of prosecution authorities”;
• “Methodologies as a reflection of the integrative nature of forensic science”;
• “Appointment of an examination by a court at the request of a party to criminal proceedings”.

In a welcoming address, Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise noted that the modern Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise has much to be proud of and continues the development path. The Institute’s specialists carry out more than 95 types of forensic examinations and expert studies, international cooperation is developing dynamically and scientific work is being implemented as well and KFI presented to our colleagues the up-to-date edition in the field of forensic examination – the textbook “Forensic examinations in the procedural law of Ukraine”.