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Theme: firearms

Project SAFTE: Take a look at the project here

Project DIVERT: Take a look at the project here

  • Project TARGET: Targeting gun violence & trafficking in Europe Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Dennis Vanden Auweele

    Publication date: 13/12/2021

    Project TARGET is a comprehensive research project that explores the links between the different types of firearms trafficking and gun violence in all EU Member States and the Western Balkans. How does illicit firearms trafficking impact gun violence in Europe? ... read more

  • Project DIVERT: Firearms theft in the European Union Report

    Authors: Quitterie de Labbey, Nils Duquet & Lore Smets

    Publication date: 26/05/2021

    Project DIVERT focuses on three specific diversion methods; Theft, fraud and non-regularisation. The DIVERT-report you can download below focuses on theft.  It is part of a three-part series exploring previously under-researched diversion methods in the EU. Two additional studies deal with firearms diversion through ... read more

  • 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