Management of dactyloscopic data exchange

Project completed

The project allows Romania to fully cooperate within the Prüm Treaty by equipping the laboratory of the National Forensic Science Institute (NFSI) and providing a network of portable stations for fingerprint as well as the professional training linked to related laboratory work. The project was part of the thematic fund security in Romania. Further information about this fund can be found among the additional information on the very bottom of this page.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Romania
Enhanced security and safety
Combating corruption and organised crime
01.03.2012 - 30.07.2015
CHF 1'174'000
Target groups

Member states of the Prüm Treaty

Activities Exchange of know-how with Swiss experts and short training sessions have been the main activities conducted by the project. A partnership was established with the Geneva cantonal police to provide expertise in laboratory organization, quality management, and AFIS data. The quality of the dactyloscopic data needs to be assured through optimized organization, design of workflow and processes and, ultimately, going through a process of certification according to
ISO standards and norms. 30 local laboratories needs to be certified.
Results

Achieved results:  

  • Automated AFIS operational, allowing automated AFIS data exchange with other EU member states, in compliance with EU regulations
  • Increased AFIS feeding rate (Processing and response time reduced from 5 days to 1 day)
  • Decreased evidence contamination risk rate decreased
  • Increased capacity to reveal fingerprints on paper surfaces (increase of identifications by 30% annually)
  • Improved capacity of to develop professional training of experts and the facilitation of a closer contact with other mebers of the Focal National Point from the EU
  • Improved mobility of DVI team in hostile environments
  • Upgrade of communication network infrastructure between the AFIS workstations and the the AFIS system servers
  • Swiss Partner Institution: University of Lausanne

 


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution


Other partners

Intermediary Body: TC Teamconsult, Geneva; Executing Agency: National Forensic Science Institute NFSI, Bucharest

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'174'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   0
Project phases Phase 22 01.10.2017 - 31.08.2019   (Completed) Phase 21 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2018   (Completed) Phase 20 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 19 02.05.2016 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 18 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2017   (Completed) Phase 17 14.11.2014 - 31.08.2018   (Completed) Phase 16 01.02.2014 - 31.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 15 01.09.2014 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 14 01.03.2013 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 13 01.03.2013 - 30.11.2015   (Completed) Phase 12 01.11.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 11 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2013   (Completed) Phase 10 01.04.2012 - 30.06.2017   (Completed) Phase 9 01.04.2012 - 15.06.2014   (Completed) Phase 8 01.03.2012 - 31.03.2018   (Completed) Phase 7 01.03.2012 - 31.08.2013   (Completed) Phase 6 01.03.2012 - 15.11.2014   (Completed) Phase 5 01.03.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 4 01.03.2012 - 30.09.2019   (Completed)

Phase 3 01.03.2012 - 30.07.2015   (Completed)

Phase 2 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)