Twinning Light Project

Twinning Light Project “Advanced biostatistics in routine forensic DNA casework (CRO STAT)” funded within Transition Facility Programme

In October 2016, the Central Forensic Laboratory was awarded the contract for the execution of the EU-funded Twinning Light project “Advanced biostatistics in routine forensic DNA casework (CRO STAT)” addressed to the beneficiary - Forensic Science Centre (FSC) “Ivan Vučetić” of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia. The project activities were conducted for 6 months, starting from 28 February till 28 August 2017. The aim of the project was to develop  procedures for implementing and using of advanced statistical programs for DNA mixtures and familial/relatives search and to train forensic DNA experts in order to enhance the efficiency of Forensic Science Centre (FSC) “Ivan Vučetić” of the MoI and increase police and judicial cooperation. The overall objective was to enhance the capacities of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia to effectively combat crime in line with the related European policies and strategies. The project was successfully implemented and ended up in tightening the cooperation between our Croatian counterpart.