of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) is a network established,
upon the idea of standardizing forensic activities from the
crime scenes to the courts, enhancing education level of
forensic laboratory personnel in accordance with developing
science andtechnology and providing knowledge transfer and
experience sharing between different laboratories of Europe by
holding regular meetings.
ENFSI, being not
an organization having liabilities in accordance with
international laws, was established by leading forensic
laboratory directors of European countries on 20th of October
1995. ENFSI activities are carried out in accordance with ENFSI
members from non European Union countries whose technical
capacity and intellectual level of laboratory personnel are in
line with EU counterparts along with members coming from EU
Forensic Department (JKDB) applied for ENFSI membership with
permission of Gendarmerie General Command and approval of
Ministry of Interior. Membership of JKDB was accepted by
majority of votes at ENFSI Annual Meeting held in Lisbon,
Portugal on May 1998. After then in 2000 Istanbul University of
Forensic Medicine Institute (ATE), in 2002 Forensic Police
Laboratory of Turkish National Police (KPL) and in 2005 Forensic
Medicine Institute (ATK) became ENFSI members from Turkey.
its activities by means of General Assembly which is
constituted by directors of member laboratories; by ENFSI board
which carries out ENFSI duties on behalf of General Assembly; by
17 expert working groups which perform scientific meetings and
workshops and by regular and temporary committees made up for
specific purposes to assist ENFSI Board.
Assembly consists of 64 laboratory directors. Every year,
General Assembly hold a regular annual meeting in one of member
countries to evaluate annual ENFSI activities and expert working
groups activities, to discuss the eligibility statute of
laboratories which have
applied for membership, to decide on strategic issues and to
select new Board Members in case the terms
of one or more Board Members end.
consists of 5 members: A chairman and a chairman designate
elected for two years along with 3 members
elected for 3 years.
decision of committees and expert working groups are at ENFSI
Board's disposal. Each expert working
group holds a business meeting in every year to provide knowledge transfer, to exchange experience on
quality assurance issues, to present
scientific works related to their expert field and to discuss
latest technological improvements on their
spesific forensic branch.