On September 01, 2021, the International Police Expert Network on Missing Persons Conference held in Ljubljana, organising by Slovenian police as part of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on one of the thematic priorities of the Presidency – missing persons, in particular missing children.

The conference is address topics in the field of missing persons and related topics from various theoretical and practical findings and science, present and analyse practical examples of missing persons, present their work in this field, and in this way enable a comparison between countries.

Whereas the topics of the conference are mainly criminalistics, it was appropriate that ICA – International Criminalistic Association members were also present as an important factor in the development of criminalistics in the wider area.

Member of ICA, Damjan Miklič is the President of the European Police Expert Network on Missing Persons. In his introductory speech is pointed out, that the aim of the conference is to share new knowledge, to exchange experience and practices, and to form a common approach to dealing with missing persons, which will increase the chances of bringing them home safely and as quickly as possible.

And other members of ICA – dr. sc. Josip Pavliček and Andra Žic bacc. crim. held a presentation named “The Role of Personal Sources of Information in Clarification of High-Risk Disappearances of Persons”.

The International Criminalistic Association will continue to support similar activities that it considers extremely important for the development and advancement of criminalistic.

More information on: https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/110411-experts-discuss-a-common-approach-for-rapid-and-safe-recovery-of-missing-persons