ENFSI (European Network of Forensic Science Institutes)
The Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police has been the member of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes since 1995. Currently ENFSI consists of 66 leading forensic laboratories, research institutes and other institutions which deliver forensic services across Europe. Since 2016 ENFSI has been operating in a new legal form, i.e. as the Association supported by its Secretariat and registered in Wiesbaden (Germany).
The main purpose of the Association, managed by 5 Board Members, is to share knowledge, exchange experiences and come to mutual agreements in the field of forensic science. ENFSI tasks involve encouraging all ENFSI laboratories to comply with best practices and international standards for quality and competence assurance. The goals are accomplished through the activities of 17 Expert Working Groups which cover various forensic disciplines, as well as the cooperation with international organizations and the EU agencies, such as Cepol or Europol.
For years, CFLP forensic experts have been exchanging knowledge and experience with their European colleagues by taking an active role in the work of ENFSI Working Groups, workshops, seminars and conferences, as well as participating in proficiency tests and collaborative exercises organized by ENFSI. Additionally, experts are involved in other forms of undertakings or initiatives, such as EU-funded Monopoly Projects or the implementation of European Forensic Science Area 2020.
For more information, see www.enfsi.eu