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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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