The Peace Institute provides its most direct service to Flemish Parliament and its political environment in the form of advice. The close connection between the Institute's scientific work and its political role is established in its advisory function. The Peace Institute's recommendations are issued by the Board of Directors and are published in advisory notes.
26/01/2012 Advice concerning the draft for a Flemish Arms Trade Act
03/06/2011 Advice concerning the preliminary draft for a Flemish Arms Trade Act
On 4 May 2011, the Flemish Peace Institute received a request from the President of the Flemish Parliament to provide advice on the preliminary draft Act concerning the import, export and transit of firearms, ammunition, defence-related materials, the associated technology and other equipment specifically intended for military use or for law enforcement purposes.
16/05/2011 Advice concerning the annual report of the Flemish Government about the Flemish foreign arms trade in 2010
This advice highlights a few important elements in the Flemish Government’s report about licences issued and denied for arms, ammunition and equipment specifically intended for military use or for law enforcement and associated technology, that was submitted to the Flemish Parliament on 13 April 2011.
22/12/2010 Advice concerning the international declaration on Flanders Fields
As an integral part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, the Flemish authorities, in concert with like-minded foreign partners, intend to sign the International Declaration on Flanders Fields, which calls on all states to uphold the memory of ‘the Great War'. In this advisory note, the Flemish Peace Institute scrutinizes the current draft text of this declaration.