On May 27, 2021, the annual conference of the members of the European Network of Forensic Institutions (ENFSI) took place online. KNDISE was represented by Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of KNDISE and Oleksandr Zherebko, Head of the Department of Regulatory and Methodological Activities and Standardization.

The purpose of the event is to discuss current and planned activities, trainings, projects, promising research topics, reporting on the work done, as well as a presentation on preparations for the Annual Meeting in 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Welcoming remarks were made by Michael Bowens, Chairman of ENFSI, and Pinelopi Miniati, Director of FSD (Forensics Division), Athens.

Next, a new ENFSI member institute was introduced, which became the Ukrainian Research Institute of Special Equipment and Forensics of the Security Service of Ukraine, as well as new permanent representatives of ENFSI. This year they were:

  • Antonio Alonso, National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, Madrid, Spain.
  • Joern Kjer, Danish National Police Forensic Service, Copenhagen
  • Daniela Robach, State Criminal Police Directorate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Department of Forensics, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Nenad Vukanic, National Forensic Center of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
  • Following the introduction of new members and representatives, Dorian Kerzan presented the current financial situation of ENFSI.
  • Michael Bowens presented the ENFSI Board Report for 2020-2021, and Pinelopi Miniati presented the ENFSI Action Plan for 2021-2022.

Bart Ness, Chairman of the Research and Development Committee, presented the current state of affairs on scientific topics promising for development in the current and next years.

The reports for 2020-2021 were also presented to the Quality and Competence Committee (QCC) and the Research and Development Committee.