The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.
Gun violence in the EU
Come to the Project Insight Conference on December 7

This one-day conference at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels will officially present the results of the Project INSIGHT firearms violence project. Criminal and drug-related firearm violence, family and gender-based violence, trafficking in firearms, ammunition and privately produced firearms... it will all be covered during interactive sessions for researchers, policy and practitioners. Register now!

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Violent firearm incidents with young drug dealers on the rise in Europe?
Flemish Peace Institute publishes new study commissioned by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

The background paper shows the central role of the Rotterdam and Antwerp ports in the problem of drug-related violence. The study links - among other things- recent firearm violence in Europe to the nature of the cocaine market and the criminals involved in it.

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Commemoration and remembrance

Memories of wars and political violence continue to deeply move us, long after the occurrence of these events. Violent conflicts create deep divides and rifts, between states and groups of people.

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Radical ideas can have a place in a democratic society. They are part of the democratic difference of opinions and ensure that new themes and interests are taken into account. A more serious problem arises when radicalisation processes give rise to violent forms of extremism.

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Peace education

Since our inception we conduct research into peace education and conflict management. We explore what peace education means and how it can be given substance in the educational system. One of our main themes is dealing with controversy in class.

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Conventional weapons

Weapons are strategic goods. They play an important role in law enforcement and national defence. At the same time, there are risks associated with the trade in these products.

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The government regulates the arms trade and the use of firearms. The regulation covers legal forms of possession, use and trade, but it also aims to combat the illegal trade and misuse.

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Dual use goods

The trade of dual-use items is controlled in order to prevent nuclear, chemical and biological products from falling into the wrong hands. These items were not developed specifically for military purposes but may nevertheless have a military application.

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Talk with us

Sessies over o.a. crimineel, #drugs -gerelateerd & familiaal vuurwapengeweld, illegale handel in vuurwapens & de lancering van een nieuw online EU-kennisplatform om vuurwapen-#geweld beter in kaart te brengen.
✅Mis deze conferentie niet:

Onderzoeker @anneliespwls bevroeg voor dit rapport over groeps -#geweld de korpschefs van de Vlaamse en Brusselse #politie -zones en sprak met bevoorrechte getuigen.
✅Lees nu het integrale rapport:

#Wapenstilstand her-denken & her-inneren: Tijdens een onvergetelijke editie van de #Elfnovemberlezing met @IFFmuseum & @StadIeper nam Stefan Hertmans ons - op een ogenblik dat rondom ons de oorlog woedt - mee in zijn kijk op vrede. Herbekijken? Herlezen?📽️


In ons nieuw rapport dat auteurs en @NDuquet en @AstridDSchutter schreven op vraag van @EMCDDA , onderzoeken we het verband tussen recent geweld met #vuurwapens en de aard van de drugsmarkt van en de betrokken criminele groepen. Lees meer: ✅

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