- The Foundation carries out its activities according to the polish Law on Foundations of 6 April 1984 and the provisions of the hereby statute.
- The Foundation is apolitical and is not linked to any confession.
- The Foundation has a legal personality.
- The Foundation can set up departments, units, offices and other organisational units both in the Republic of Poland and outside its borders.
- Departments, units, offices etc. are internal units of the foundation, dependent on the Board of the Foundation.
- The scope of activities of the organisational units is regulated by by-laws accepted by the Board of the Foundation.
- Organisational units set up by the Foundation can carry out all kinds of activities enlisted in the Statute of the Foundation.
Objectives and operational principles of the Foundation
EFIC Foundation has been established in order to:
- Facilitate activities aiming at ensuring the highest level of quality within forensic science and raising the level of competence among forensic science providers.
- Disseminate information, knowledge, experience and best practices in forensic science.
- Facilitate activities leading to the elaboration of quality and competence standards in forensic science.
- Promote cooperation between law enforcement bodies and justice authorities through the use of the potential of forensic science as well as promote initiatives aimed at consistent and comprehensive approach towards combating crime.
- Promote activities aiming at ensuring equal access to latest developments in forensic science and application of existing standards by all the parties involved in a legal proceeding.
- Promote means offered by contemporary forensic sciences in respect to the protection of basic human rights.
- Mobilize law enforcement and justice authorities to implement new and support further development of existing technologies, methods, techniques and tools within forensic science.
- Activate scientists to conduct research leading to the development of forensic science and positively influencing the quality of forensic education.
- Facilitate public-private partnerships and support activities leading to the development and strengthening of relations between public and private sectors in scope of development of new technologies to prevent, combat and investigate criminal activities and identify the perpetrators.
- Promote R&D and E&T initiatives, as well as other activities undertaken in order to support European integration and international cooperation within forensic science, as well as the promotion and creation of a positive image of Poland abroad.
The Foundation can carry out joint initiatives with other legal and natural persons both home and abroad, in particular with Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police (CFLP), European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and International Forensic Strategic Alliance (IFSA).
Project board of the Foundation
- The Foundation may establish Project Boards aiming at supporting the execution of projects undertaken by the Foundation or its organisational units.
- The Project Board provides opinions and counseling for the Foundation and is composed of experts, competent in the area of the executed project.
- The Project Board may (within its competences) supervise the execution of a project on behalf of the Foundation and provide statutory bodies of the Foundation with ideas, directions and opinions concerning the execution of a project.
- The members of a Project Board (as well as a Chairman and his Deputy) will be appointed by the Board of the Foundation.
- If the Foundation Board does not decide otherwise, the membership in a Project Board of the Foundation is voluntary.
- The Chairman of a Project Board may apply for enlarging the Project Board team following the definition of tasks that would have to be undertaken by a new team member.
- A member of the Project Board may be dismissed by the Board of the Foundation on request of the Chairman of a Project Board or one of the members of the Board of the Foundation.
- The membership in a Project Board ends in case of:
- dismissal - after a decision of the Board of the Foundation,
- resignation in writing - addressed to the President of the Board of the Foundation,
- death of a member of a Project Board.
- A Project Board will be automatically dissolved after the end of a project.
- A Project Board organises its meetings in an ad hoc manner. It’s composition has to be appropriate for the fulfilled tasks.
- Operational principles of a Project Board are established by the Chairman.