The European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI)

The European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) was founded in 1995 with the purpose of improving the mutual exchange of information in the field of forensic science. This, as well as improving the quality of forensic science delivery in Europe have become the main issues of the network. Besides the general work in the fields of quality and competence management, research and development and education and training, different forensic expertizes are dealt with by 17 different Expert Working Groups. ENFSI therefore has been recognized as the monopoly organization in the field of forensic science by the European Commission.

Mission Statement

The purpose of ENFSI as a network of experts is to share knowledge, exchange experiences and come to mutual agreements in the field of forensic science.


ENFSI is recognized as a pre-eminent voice in forensic science worldwide by ensuring the quality of development and delivery of forensic science throughout Europe. It will therefore:

  • strengthen and consolidate the work within the association
  • expand the membership throughout Europe while maintaining the development and credibility of ENFSI
  • establish and maintain a working relationships with other similar organizations
  • encourage all ENFSI laboratories to comply with best practice and international standards for quality and competence assurance


ENFSI activities include:

  • organizing meetings and scientific seminars, collaborative studies and proficiency tests
  • advising relevant partners on forensic issues
  • publishing best practice manuals

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