The European Academy of Forensic Science Conference will be held from 27 to 31 August 2018 in the Cité Centre de Congrès in Lyon.
The theme of the conference is “2020: THE FORENSIC ODYSSEY. THE NEW EUROPEAN FORENSIC SCIENCE AREA.” This title directly refers to the European Forensic Science 2020 plan. It is also a wink to the The Odyssey by Homer and 2001: a space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. As well as the forensic, literature and cinema are closely linked to the city of Lyon.
An Odyssey is an experience, an adventure, a challenge. It reminds us that innovation is essential in a moving world, especially in forensic sciences.
Since 2011 with its EFSA 2020 plan, the EU is aiming to build a European Forensic Science Area and a forensic science infrastructure in Europe.
More than sharing knowledge, ideas and works, the EAFS2018 Conference will offer the opportunity to see what has been done and what needs to be developed further to achieve toolkits usable on a daily basis across Europe.
This three-day meeting will be structured in four main topics: Forensic Intelligence, Forensic humanity, Forensic response against terrorism, and Forensic challenges.
Workshops will be organized before the Conference on 27th and 28th of August.