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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 TARGET: Take a look at the project here

Project INSIGHT: Take a look at the project here

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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