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



Project INSIGHT aims to prevent violence in society by structurally improving the visibility of firearms violence in the European Union.

The tool:, a new online knowledge platform on which all information related to firearm violence in the European Union is centralised. Check it out now.

The knowledge platform collects:

Based on this data collection, we will write eight research reports on current themes of firearms violence in Europe. In addition, country reports per Member State will give an overall picture of the situation of firearms violence in that country and monthly trend reports will be generated.

This online knowledge platform offers policymakers, police officers, strategic analysts, researchers and other stakeholders access to data-driven and evidence-based information about firearms violence in the European Union. Based on this information, stakeholders can develop more appropriate and effective policies and operational interventions.

The network

Project INSIGHT is funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Flemish Peace Institute.

Discover below the other partners in the network:  

This project is also supported by the Belgian Federal Police, Europol , European Firearms Experts, Dutch National Police and the South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC)