NFI participates in the EAFS 2022 Workshop to present the UNCOVER project

The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) is part of the Ministry of Justice and Security and a partner of the UNCOVER Project and they participated in the 9th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference which took place in Stockholm, Sweden, from the 30th May to the 3rd June 2022.

The event is considered one of the biggest European Forensic Science Events organized by the National Forensic Center (NFC) of the Swedish Police Authority under the patronage of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI). It brought the theme “Together for a safer world” in order to emphasize the importance of cooperation to meet the future expectations of the forensic community and stakeholders.

The Conference had already been postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to pandemic restrictions and took place in person with the idea of ​​strengthening cooperation in the face of the serious pandemic situation. The purpose of the conference was to explore developments in the forensic science community reflecting the needs of law enforcement agencies combating organized crime and terrorism, as well as new areas of criminal activity. The conference program included diverse topics such as digital transformation of the forensic process, forensic data science, forensic human factors, forensic social responsibility, and forensic technology innovation.

Aware of the rapid development of technology, the conference sought to bring together experts to combine knowledge from different areas of specialization and keep in mind the issues of quality, competence, human factors, and social responsibilities.

Different areas of forensic science were covered by the conference program, but an important part was devoted to participation in research projects in research projects so that they can disseminate their results, exchange experiences, and connect. NFI participated in the Conference and was able to represent the UNCOVER project and connect with several forensic organizations and important stakeholders and distinguished members of academia.

A great video summarizing the event was posted on the event’s social media, and can also be seen here:

More details about the program can be found on the Conference website:

Author: Francine Martin (SYNYO)