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


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  • The nexus between drug markets and gun violence in the European Union Report

    Authors: Astrid De Schutter, Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 07/11/2023

    This background paper written by Astrid De Schutter and Nils Duquet of the Flemish Peace Institute and commissioned by EMCDDA (The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) shows the central role of the Rotterdam and Antwerp ports in ... read more

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  • Cumulative extremism: Behind the scenes of toxic us-versus-them dynamics Factsheet

    Publication date: 23/01/2023

    Cumulative extremism is the process by which different forms of extremism interact and reinforce each other, which often translates into a dynamic of violent or non-violent reactions and counter-reactions. The current, multifaceted landscape of extremism in Europe – with some ... read more

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  • Polarisation and conflict: A non-violent approach Report

    Authors: Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 28/11/2022

    This reports approaches polarisation in three steps. First, understanding polarisation dynamics in its various forms, secondly the meaning of polarisation from a normative point of view and finally, moving from theory to practice with a number of points of reference ... read more

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  • A snapshot of illicit firearm-trafficking and gunviolence in Serbia Report

    Authors: Dr Sanja Ćopić, Dr Mirjana Dokmanović

    Publication date: 28/10/2022

    This Project Target report explains the effects of Serbia’s difficult data collection on illicit firearm-trafficking and gunviolence in the country. Dr Sanja Ćopić and Dr Mirjana Dokmanović attempt to draw a clearer picture of the situation. Discover 6 other European ... read more

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  • A Deadly Cocktail: Firearm Violence and Trafficking in Sweden Report

    Authors: Declan Hillier, Matt Lewis

    Publication date: 28/10/2022

    The levels of gun violence in Sweden have risen drastically, especially in the criminal milieu. Currently, gun violence is a very important security threat Sweden is facing. Find out why in this  report. Discover 6 other European country reports in ... read more

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  • Firearm trafficking and gun violence in Belgium Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet, Dennis Vanden Auweele, Quitterie de Labbey

    Publication date: 28/10/2022

    How has Belgium garnered such a bad reputation over the last decade when it comes to firearms and firearm trafficking? And how has this impacted gun violence in the country? Find out by reading the Project Target country report by ... read more

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  • Gunviolence in Spain: analysing the nexus of firearms and drugs trafficking Report

    Authors: Matteo Dressler,Clara Vandewege, Sofie Waebens

    Publication date: 28/10/2022

    After having some of the lowest gun violence numbers in Europe, Spain has been marred by increasing gun violence, especially in the drug-trafficking milieu. Matteo Dressler , Clara Vandewege and Sofie Waebens explain this recent trend in this Project Target ... read more

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