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Theme: firearms

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Project DIVERT: Take a look at the project here

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Authors: Nils Duquet

    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 ... read more

  • Armed to kill: an exploratory analysis of the guns used in public mass shootings in Europe Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 23/06/2016

    This report tries to rectify a number of misconceptions about public mass shootings in a balanced way, based on an analysis of the acquisition of the weapons used in such shootings, and have outlined the ways in which political debate ... read more

  • Firearms and violent deaths in Europe Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 25/06/2015

    On a regular basis, news stories appear in the media about public shootings where shooters use their guns to open fire and kill people in shopping malls or on school campuses. Mostly these stories deal with incidents in the United ... read more

  • Advice concerning the global Arms Trade Treaty Advice

    Publication date: 11/03/2013

    In the framework of the negotiations concerning a global Arms Trade Treaty in  March 2013, the Flemish Peace Institute launched an advice to the Federal and Regional Governments of Belgium, as well as other actors involved in the negotiations, to address ... read more