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

Triggering Terror: Illicit Gun Markets and Firearms Acquisition of Terrorist Networks in Europe

Publication date: 17/04/2018

This edited volume offers an in-depth and detailed insight into Project SAFTE’s research findings. In-depth country studies were conducted in eight EU member states by research teams from the Flemish Peace Institute, SIPRI, SSSA, Arquebus Solutions, Small Arms Survey and Bureau Bruinsma. The in-depth qualitative research methodology involved desk research and semi-structured interviews with key international actors and stakeholders such as Europol, EMPACT Firearms, Interpol, SEESAC and the Office of the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator. The volume sheds light on how illegal firearms markets are structured in the EU and shows how terrorists access these.


Location: Brussels

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