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

Publications

  • Firearms and deaths by firearms in the EU Factsheet

    Publication date: 11/12/2018

    In recent years, policy attention to firearm violence in the European Union (EU) has increased greatly. A thorough insight into the problem is an important step in developing such a policy. How many firearms are circulating in the EU? How ... read more

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

    Authors: Diederik Cops

    Publication date: 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

    Publication date: 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

    Publication date: 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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  • Factsheet about Project SAFTE Factsheet

    Publication date: 20/04/2018

    Project SAFTE is an international research project studying the acquisition of firearms by terrorists in Europe. The project was funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Flemish Peace Institute (FPI), an independent research institute within the Flemish Parliament. ... read more