President letter

Dear Members of the European Association for Forensic Entomology,

I am writing these few lines with a very sad mood but with the maximum respect for the decision of the British people to leave the European community. I am sad because I believe that a big family, of course with people of different characters, traditions, experiences and religions too, is an opportunity, and the long peace we are still living with since WWII is one of the results of being a big family, not a prison, but something went wrong from a political point of view.  

Despite the political change there is something that is not changing and it will never change : 

The structure of our Association is not based on politics but on the friendship among us, born in a scientific context, which allows an honest and intellectual important exchange of experience and the sharing of problems and solutions among all of us.

In addition, our meetings are a free space where people, and especially young scientists, can work, discuss, and grow together across any borders.

I see, at the next meeting in Portsmouth, an opportunity to highlight that Science, good Science, is not constrained by borders. 

I wish you all the best, and that a lot of us will attend the UK meeting in June, and now I go listen to the wonderful John Lennon song « Imagine ».




  Stefano Vanin

  President of the EAFE

  Février 2020