UNCOVER project participates in the EAFS 2022 Workshop

UNCOVER was present at the biggest European Forensic Science Event, more precisely the EAFS 2022. The European Academy of Forensic Science Conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 30th – June 3rd June 2022 and was organised by the National Forensic Centre (NFC), which is a partner from UNCOVER.

The objective of this conference is to explore developments in the forensic science community reflecting the needs of law enforcement agencies combating organised crime and terrorism as well as new areas of criminal activities. The theme of the event was “Together for a safer world” in order to emphasize the importance of cooperation to meet the future expectations of the forensic community and stakeholders.

Over 1000 European and international practitioners, researchers, managers and stakeholders of the forensic science community alongside EU agencies, academia, industrial partners and international organisations participated during the conference. Several partners from UNCOVER attended the conference (RMA, NICC, NFC/SPA, BKA, NFI), taking this opportunity to present the project to a broader audience. Moreover, UNCOVER was presented by RMA at the conference during a dedicated allocated oral presentation and with an exposition booth at the European day occupied mainly by RMA.

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: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6943546166399668224

More details about the program can be found on the Conference website: https://www.eafs2022.eu/