Foreign Cooperations

European Network of Forensic Science Institutes - ENFSI

HIFS is member of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI). >>visit website
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.

    HIFS was given the honour to organize ENFSI Annual Meeting 2018 in Budapest.

ENFSI Working Groups

ENFSI working groups were established in the various areas of forensic science, and the experts of HIFS are active members of almost every ENFSI Working Groups.
Our ENFSI WG memberships are the following:

Prüm Treaty

The Prüm Treaty of 27 May 2005 on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly on combating terrorism, cross-border crime and illegal migration, signed between Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Austria (Hungary 2008), lays down procedures for more efficient exchanges of information in the framework of criminal investigations.

Core elements of the Prüm Treaty were picked up by EU Council Decision 2008/615/JHA on 23 June 2008.

The purpose of Prüm Treaty is to step up cross-border police and judicial cooperation between European Union countries’ police and judicial authorities to combat terrorism and cross-border crime more effectively. In particular, it aims to improve the exchanges of information between the authorities responsible for the prevention and investigation of criminal offences.

Both HIFS Department of Dactyloscopy and HIFS Department of Genetics take part in international data exchange in the frame of Prüm Treaty.

Currently we have  22 member states as Prüm data exchange partners .

Internal Security Fund

Internal Security Fund (ISF) will contribute to ensuring a high level of security in the European Union. The Fund supports a broad range of actions in line with the European Security Agenda.

HIFS continuously takes part in the relevant ISF National Programmes.