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institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Theme: firearms

Project SAFTE: Take a look at the project here

Project DIVERT: Take a look at the project here

  • Project DIVERT: Non-regularised firearms in the European Union Report

    Authors: Matteo Dressler, Nils Duquet & Julia Eckelmann

    Publication date: 28/04/2021

    Project DIVERT focuses on three specific diversion methods; Theft, fraud and non-regularisation. The DIVERT-report you can download below focuses on non-regularisation, more specifically on the diversion of firearms, components and ammunition through conflict legacies, illegal inheritance and regulatory changes in the ... read more

  • Public mass shootings in Europe: how did the weapons fall into the wrong hands? Factsheet

    Publication date: 03/10/2019

    This factsheet summarizes the most important findings of the report “Armed to Kill” on the firearms acquisition of the perpetrators of public mass shootings in Europe between 2009-2018 read more

  • Reviewing the EU Common Position on arms exports: whither EU arms transfer controls? Report

    Authors: Diederik Cops and Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 03/12/2019

    For almost 30 years the European Union (EU) has attempted to achieve greater convergence of its member states’ arms export policies. Since the adoption of the EU’s Common Position on arms exports in 2008, two review processes have taken place. ... read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Firearms acquisition by terrorists in Europe. Research findings and policy recommendations of Project SAFTE Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet, Kevin Goris

    Publication date: 18/04/2018

    Project SAFTE showed that there is not one unified firearms market in Europe. Rather several disjointed and sometimes interrelated markets with different characteristics, configurations and supply-and-demand mechanisms exist alongside each other within Europe. This report offers a systematic and comparative ... read more