31. January 2022
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.