The European Academy of Forensic Science Conference will comprise topics such as technology transformation, digitisation of forensic process, forensic data science, forensic human factor and forensic social responsibility.

It will be possible to attend the conference for 5 or 3 days. 

Conference dates: 30th August – 3rd September, 2021


The program will comprise of a number of themes that are intended to provide an overall direction of the conference and are to challenge and inspire.

The themes of the conference are:

  • Technology Transformation
  • Digitisation of the Forensic Process
  • Forensic Data Science
  • Forensic Human Factors
  • Forensic Social Responsibility


The tracks cover the fields of the EWGs of ENFSI. The sub-tracks provide additional guidance regarding the topics of each track. There might be changes to the sub-tracks in the future. The present tracks and sub-tracks are as follows:

  • Digital Evidence
  • DNA
  • Chemistry & Trace Evidence
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Scene of Crime
  • Medicine & Toxicology
  • Legal & Ethical Aspects
  • Management
  • European Perspective

Management Day
– Wednesday 1st September

Management of the forensic process is a topic that, at previous EAFS conferences, has shown to be of great interest to both managers and forensic practitioners. The forensic community needs to share results from projects and “best practice” related to the management of casework processes as well as research and development. This exchange of knowledge is beneficial for all managers since the requests from users of forensic results is in constant change and increasing demand, due to new types of crime or new policies within law enforcement. Examples of this could be effective case handling routines, communication strategies with the end-user of forensic results or handling requirements concerning quality assurance.

Directors Forum
The morning of the 1st September, will start with a special session for directors, from forensic science service providers, both European and International. The session starts with a breakfast meeting, followed by presentations that have been selected to give ideas and inspiration to the directors in their everyday work. The Directors Forum will end with lunch. In the afternoon the directors will join the rest of the conference.

European Day – Thursday 2nd September

The Conference will have a European Day, facilitating the possibility to learn about developments and results from forensic projects accross Europe, many that are partly financed by the European Commission or self- financed. Furthermore, the plan is to have workshops, oral presentations, posters as well as panel discussions and presentations. During the European Day, special focus will be given to initiatives taken by the EC and ENFSI and also planned future R&D within the forensic sector.

Program Schedule

Program Schedule day by day will be announced later.



General questions
Contact the conference bureau, Meetagain  +46 8 664 58 00