The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

On the agenda

The Peace Institute organises events, lectures, scientific conferences, and policy-oriented seminars to promote and encourage debate. The Institute’s staff also participates in external activities: lectures, guest colleges, contributions to conferences, etc.

Upcoming activities

Show events in the past
14/05/2024 10:30 - 16:00
Conference: Improving Supply Chain Accountability for Arms Exports (with Diederik Cops)
24/04/2024 9:30 - 10:30
WEBINAR: Implementing the New Agenda for Peace: Exploring inventive approaches
12/04/2024 All day
Gunviolence.eu & firearms incidents in the European Union (with Nils Duquet)
07/03/2024 9:30 - 11:00
Workshop & panel discussion: Polarization and education: challenge and opportunity? (with Maarten Van Alstein)
19/02/2024 9:00 - 17:30
Session on illegal weapons trafficking during the 14th meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol (with Nils Duquet)
31/01/2024 - 01/02/2024 All day
Wilton Park dialogue on ‘The role of industry in the ATT’ (with Diederik Cops)
25/01/2024 9:00 - 13:00
First Indo/Pacific – EU Exchange Seminar (With Nils Duquet)
19/01/2024 10:00 - 17:00
Law Enforcement Working Party of the Council of the European Union (with Nils Duquet)
07/12/2023 8:30 - 17:30
Project Insight – Conference: Gun violence in the EU
05/12/2023 14:15 - 15:30
The war in Ukraine and the future of arms control in Europe (with Nils Duquet)
01/12/2023 13:15 - 18:00
Workshop Utrecht University: “Arms Exports, Due Diligence & Corporate Liability” (with Diederik Cops)
30/11/2023 11:00 - 13:00
Recent trends of extremism and terrorism in Western Europe (with Annelies Pauwels)
29/11/2023 11:30 - 12:30
Seminar session: How to turn polarisation into learning opportunities (with Maarten Van Alstein)
23/11/2023 9:00 - 17:30
Ad Hoc Seminar – EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (with Diederik Cops)
22/11/2023 9:00 - 15:00
Workshop: Conflict and polarisation in the classroom (with Maarten Van Alstein)
21/11/2023 All day
CITCO-meeting on tackling illicit drug trafficking (with Nils Duquet)
17/11/2023 10:00 - 12:30
Lecture: Conflict and polarisation – insights and strategies (with Maarten Van Alstein)
10/11/2023 20:45 - 22:45
11 November Lecture 2023 Het Perron, Ieper
09/11/2023 19:00 - 20:30
Lecture: Landscape of war memory (with Maarten Van Alstein)
19/10/2023 19:00 - 20:30
Interactive lecture: Conflict and polarisation – insights and strategies (with Maarten Van Alstein)
18/10/2023 All day
Guest lecture: Conflict & peace (with Maarten Van Alstein)
12/10/2023 10:15 - 10:45
Lecture: What to do with heated discussions in the classroom (with Maarten Van Alstein)
09/10/2023 8:30 - 10:30
Extremism and the gender dimension (with Annelies Pauwels)
05/10/2023 - 01/12/2023 8:00 - 21:00
Photo Exhibition (reprise): The graves are nice at this time of year (Jimmy Kets)
03/10/2023 15:45 - 16:45
Violent right-wing extremism in Europe: background and recent trends (with Annelies Pauwels)
27/09/2023 15:00 - 16:00
Online seminar – Radicalisation: multifaceted but undefined (with Annelies Pauwels)
21/09/2023 19:30 - 21:45
International Peace Day 2023: Documentary & panel discussions Cinema Lumière, Antwerpen
08/09/2023 - 09/09/2023 9:30 - 10:45
Eurocrim 2023
24/08/2023 13:15 - 14:00
Panel discussion at ATT CSP9: Exploring Technological Solutions To Counter The Diversion Of Conventional Weapons (with Diederik Cops)
22/08/2023 13:15 - 14:45
Panel discussion at ATT-CSP9: Responsible business conduct – the case of the arms trade (with Diederik Cops)
19/07/2023 13:30 - 17:30
The interlinkages between firearms and drugs trafficking
06/07/2023 9:00 - 18:00
17th Regional meeting of SALW commissions
04/07/2023 9:00 - 17:00
Annual COARM-NGO conference
29/06/2023 14:00 - 16:00
Learning from the violent past? Exploring the links between teaching global histories of violence and peace education
23/05/2023 14:00 - 16:00
The Role of Education in the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Toxic Polarization (with Maarten Van Alstein)
15/05/2023 9:30 - 18:00
Preventing and combating trafficking of conventional weapons (with Nils Duquet)
11/05/2023 13:15 - 14:30
The Role of Industry in Responsible International Transfers of Conventional Arms: Experiences and Perspectives (with Diederik Cops)
08/05/2023 - 09/05/2023 12:00 - 15:30
Conference – Reimagining peace: New agendas for research & policy in times of conflict Vlaams Parlement, Brussel
05/05/2023 10:00 - 18:00
UNODC – Constructive Dialogues on Firearms (with Astrid De Schutter)
10/03/2023 13:00 - 17:30
Seminar: One year of Sanctions against Russia: What’s next? Deloitte Gateway, Zaventem
10/03/2023 All day
Seminar IAI: The war in Ukraine and the future of non-proliferation and arms control in the European continent
09/03/2023 16:30 - 18:00
Guest lecture global ethics VUB
14/02/2023 15:30 - 17:30
Arms trafficking and violent conflicts VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam
15/12/2022 15:00 - 16:00
CEPOL training: The local approach to radicalization in Belgium
06/12/2022 13:30 - 15:00
Transit and Transhipment: Lessons learnt from the Arms Trade Treaty and Weapons of Mass Destruction Instruments
18/11/2022 16:00 - 17:00
Guest lecture “Global proliferation of small arms and light weapons”
10/11/2022 20:45 - 22:30
11 November Lecture 2022 Het Perron, Ieper
08/11/2022 18:00 - 20:00
“Illegal and legal arms trade in Europe: trends, challenges and gun violence”
20/10/2022 9:00 - 9:45
Panel discussion: Addressing the growing connections between arms trafficking and other forms of organized crime
04/10/2022 - 05/10/2022 0:00
RAN Thematic Research Meeting on “Mapping Radicalisation Processes and Violent Extremism in the MENA Region and links with EU MSs: Trends, Actors, and P/CVE Approaches”.
23/09/2022 8:15 - 9:30
Annual conference of the European Society of Criminology (Eurocrim)
04/07/2022 - 06/07/2022 All day
Lectures at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
13/06/2022 - 15/06/2022 All day
Stockholm Criminology Symposium (with Nils Duquet & Dennis Vanden Auweele)
02/06/2022 14:00 - 15:30
EuPRA Conference 2022 : Contemporary challenges for peace education
24/05/2022 All day
Lecture – INDEED Research Forum: “Strengthening evidence-based evaluation in P/CVE”
06/05/2022 All day
Constructive Dialogue on Firearms
28/04/2022 11:00 - 12:00
Expert Lecture on Transnational Organized Crime: Arms Trafficking and its impact on peace and violence
28/04/2022 All day
Lecture: The impact of illegal arms trade on peace and violence
27/04/2022 10:00 - 11:45
Webinar How the ATT could strengthen transit controls of military goods
21/04/2022 14:00 - 16:00
Local Memories of War and Peace: The Great War in Ypres
27/03/2022 17:30 - 20:30
Panel discussion (Docville Film Festival): Deradicalization: (how) does it work?
13/12/2021 13:30 - 15:30
Project TARGET – Online presentation of research results
10/11/2021 20:30 - 23:00
11 November Lecture 2021 Het Perron, Ieper
28/10/2021 13:30 - 14:30
Workshop UGent & Strong Cities Network- Violent Extremism and Polarization (Annelies Pauwels)
15/10/2021 14:30 - 16:30
Afghanistan: 20 years after 9/11
15/10/2021 12:00 - 13:00
Presentation – prevention of extremism – EU Commission Radicalisation Awareness Network (Annelies Pauwels)
23/09/2021 All day
CEPOL-course: Firearms – legal, strategic and operational aspects of firearms trafficking
21/09/2021 11:00 - 11:45
UNODC Training course on detection of firearms trafficking
10/09/2021 19:00 - 20:15
EUROCRIM: Project TARGET – Connecting Illicit Firearms Trafficking to Firearm Violence
05/07/2021 19:00 - 20:00
Peace academies; what they are and what they might achieve
23/06/2021 9:30 - 10:45
Webinar Project DIVERT – Trick and treat: Firearms diversion through fraud in the European Union.
15/06/2021 - 16/06/2021 10:00 - 19:00
The Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2021
26/05/2021 9:30 - 10:45
Webinar Project DIVERT – Stealing precious steel: Firearms theft in the European Union
11/05/2021 16:00 - 17:30
ICCT Live Briefing (with Annelies Pauwels): use of weapons by lone actor terrorists in Western Europe
28/04/2021 9:30 - 10:45
Webinar Project DIVERT – Forgotten weapons? Non-regularised firearms in the European Union.
14/04/2021 All day
Regional meeting “SALW Commissions” – South-Eastern Europe with Nils Duquet
07/04/2021 15:00 - 16:30
ICCT Live Briefing (with Nils Duquet): Identifying the nexus between small arms, light weapons and terrorist financing
22/03/2021 12:00 - 13:15
Webinar (ENG): Five years after the Brussels attacks: Evaluating preventive policies & the new EU Counter-Terrorism Agenda
04/03/2021 10:00 - 13:00
Learning from the Violent Past: From Theory to Practice (Re-think Conference)
04/12/2020 13:20 - 17:00
Webinar: Illicit arms trafficking – How criminals obtain their weapons (Nils Duquet with Politeia)
30/11/2020 18:00 - 19:45
Lecture (closed): How teachers can engage in difficult conversations (Maarten Van Alstein)
25/11/2020 8:30 - 17:00
EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Next Generation Workshop – Trade Regulation and the Fight Against Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (Quitterie de Labbey)
14/11/2020 13:30 - 14:30
Lecture on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (dir. Nils Duquet) Club Prins Albert, Brussel België
10/11/2020 20:30 - 21:45
11 November Lecture 2020 – POSTPONED Het Perron, Ieper
31/10/2020 14:15 - 15:15
Euroclio Annual Conference: Opening Keynote by Maarten Van Alstein: Dealing with polarisation and controversy in the classroom
20/10/2020 18:00 - 20:00
Webinar – EU-Mexico Cooperation in the fight against illicit arms trading (Nils Duquet)
06/10/2020 13:30 - 14:30
Webinar with Diederik Cops: The Review of the EU Common Position on Arms Exports
17/09/2020 9:30 - 12:30
EU-UNODC Webinar – Firearms Trafficking: Policy Implications and Responses in Europe
25/05/2020 16:00 - 18:00
Globsec-webinar: “How To Map The Ikhwan’s Presence In An Uncharted Region?”
12/02/2020 - 13/02/2020 All day
Expert Meeting within Initiative on Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crimes.
11/02/2020 All day
Guest lecture in the course ‘Transnational Organized Crime & Conflict’ at the VU Amsterdam.
03/12/2019 11:45 - 13:45
Lunch seminar: Sustainable EU funding for European defence cooperation? In need of accountable and transparent coordination of arms export policies!
28/11/2019 9:00 - 18:00
Presentation of project DIVERT at the 40th anniversary of GRIP – Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security.
10/11/2019 20:30 - 22:30
11 November lecture by Lois Bibbings: ‘War Resistance then and now’
08/11/2019 All day
Proliferation of small arms and light weapons at the High Studies on Security and Defence
04/11/2019 - 06/11/2019 All day
6th International Conference on the Observation of Criminality and Criminal Analysis
21/10/2019 13:30 - 19:00
UN Day Flanders Vlaams Parlement, 1000 Brussel
18/10/2019 9:30 - 16:30
Seminar on the update of the arms legislation
03/10/2019 12:00 - 13:30
Lunch Seminar Armed To Kill Vlaams Parlement (zaal Rik Wouters), 1000 Brussel
25/09/2019 11:00 - 12:30
Lecture “Illicit Arms Trade in Europe”
19/09/2019 13:30 - 17:00
Panel discussion on radicalization in Belgium and the Netherlands
18/09/2019 - 21/09/2019 All day
Panel on the prevention of misuse of weapons – Eurocrim conference
15/05/2019 All day
Seminar “Preventing and combatting illicit arms trafficiking: new challenges and perspectives”
04/04/2019 12:30 - 13:30
Panel discussion: Reducing the firepower of criminals and terrorists Vlaams Parlement, Brussel
20/03/2019 13:00 - 16:00
Workshop ‘Dealing with controverse and polarisation’ Howest, The Studios, Kortrijk