From September 12 to 15, 2022, Kateryna Pedko, Senior Forensic Expert of the Phonoscopic and Computer Research Department of the Laboratory of Forensics Research of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise participated in the practical training “Facial Image Comparison” as part of the ENFSI AFORE project, which took place in Tallinn (Estonia).
ENFSI, the Estonian Forensic Science Institute and the Estonian Accreditation Center jointly organized training.
AFORE ENFSI (Accreditation of Forensic Laboratories in Europe) project aims to support forensic laboratories in the EU member states in the transition to accreditation or to expand the scope of accreditation. Part of the AFORE project is a work package called “Training of Technical Experts” aimed at improving the knowledge of experts regarding the ISO 17025 and ILAC standard G 19:06/2022 “Modules in Forensic Science Process”. The training on forensic comparison of facial images took place over 4 days and included participants from 16 European forensic institutions, including Slovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, Romania, and Italy.
At the end of the training, participants were awarded certificates of improving competence and acquired knowledge that meets the high requirements of EA (European Cooperation on Accreditation).