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


Feel free to browse through our list of Dutch-language publications.

  • Peace in foreign policy: Peace nations in times of crisis Factsheet

    Publication date: 11/04/2024

    This analysis by Merel Selleslach and Maarten Van Alstein looks at how different states (Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland) and sub-state regions (Catalonia, Emilia-Romagna, Flanders, Hessen, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Wales) in Europe developed a peace orientation in their foreign policy. It ... read more

  • Firearms and Drugs: Partners in Transnational Crime Report

    Authors: Philip Novaković, Astrid De Schutter & Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 18/03/2024

    The multifaceted links between illicit drug trafficking and illicit firearms present a global challenge requiring a clear understanding and integrated responses. Download the report “Firearms and Drugs: Partners in Transnational Crime” in full and find out more.  Global drug trafficking ... read more

  • 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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