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


  • Interview with the Scientific Council Docuclip

    Publicatiedatum: 30/03/2019

    The Scientific Council evaluates the quality of the research performed by the Peace Institute and is consulted for the research. Prof. Dr. Keith Krause, Dr. Sibylle Bauer and Dr. Marcel Maussen elaborate on the evolutions of the Peace Institute and ... read more

  • Policy brief ‘Strengthening information-exchange on arms exports’ Report

    Authors: Diederik Cops

    Publicatiedatum: 22/11/2018

    The Flemish Peace Institute launches a new publication format: its first policy brief. In these policy briefs, the Institute aims to combine an in depth and thorough analysis with a set of specific recommendations to address the findings and conclusions ... read more

  • Factsheet Flemish foreign arms trade 2017 Factsheet

    Publicatiedatum: 02/10/2018

    In 2017 the licensed value of Flemish arms exports amounted to €106,8 million. In total, the Flemish government issued 126 individual licences for exports or transfers of defence-related goods. These numbers are in line with previous years. Main facts: Licensed ... read more

  • Dealing with Controversy and Polarisation in class (in Dutch) Book

    Authors: Maarten van Alstein

    Publicatiedatum: 21/09/2018

    Discussions about politics and society tend to be quite heated nowadays. This is also the case in class and at school. Teachers and directors are facing strong challenges. How can they react to violent or odious statements? How to teach ... read more

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  • How to combat terrorist access to firearms? Docuclip

    We need action both on national and European level to combat illegal access to firearms. We have to do more than react after an attack, the policy needs to be proactive. More information on the website of project SAFTE read more

  • How do terrorists obtain firearms in Europe? Docuclip

    There is no such thing as one illegal firearms market, instead there are many markets. There is a growing availability of firearms because of increased smuggling and a growing number of criminals using legal loopholes to obtain guns. More information ... read more

  • Front 14-18. The Experience of Battle in WWI and the Fascist Culture of Violence in Post-War Germany External publication

    M. Van Alstein (2018), 'Front 14 - 18. The Experience of Battle in WWI and the Fascist Culture of Violence in Post-War Germany' , in Getuigen tussen geschiedenis en herinnering, nr 127, p. 53 - 62

    In his contribution Maarten Van Alstein examines the impact of the experience of battle in WWI on the development of a fascist culture of violence in post-war Germany. He explains how, in the context of a conquered and internally torn ... read more