The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
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 TARGET: Take a look at the project here

Project INSIGHT: Take a look at the project here

  • Pulling the trigger: gun violence in Europe Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet (ed.), Szymon Buczyński, Piotr Chlebowicz, Sanja Ćopić, Quitterie de Labbey, Mirjana Dokmanović, Matteo Dressler (with the support of Clara Vandewege and Sofie Waebens), Declan Hillier, Paul James, Katharina Krüsselmann, Matt Lewis, Marieke Liem, Jarosław Moszczyński, Tomasz Safjański, Dennis Vanden Auweele.

    Publication date: 27/10/2022

    This report contains the 7 country studies  – Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Sweden –  that were undertaken as part of the second phase of project TARGET. While the reader will be able to observe interesting similarities ... read more

  • Project DIVERT: Firearms fraud in the European Union Report

    Authors: Quitterie de Labbey, Nils Duquet & Diederik Cops

    Publication date: 11/04/2022

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

  • Guns for sale: the Belgian illicit gun market in a European perspective Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 21/03/2016

    The attention paid to the problem of the possession of illicit firearms and the illegal trafficking of firearms has increased significantly over the past few years, at both a Belgian and a European level. In Belgium, this increase in political ... read more

  • Gun Ownership in Belgium Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 19/09/2012

    This report sheds some light on the size and nature of gun ownership in Belgium through (1) the official statistics of the Belgian Central Weapons Register and the databases of provincial weapons administrations, and (2) the results of telephone surveysthe ... read more