• The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent institute
    dedicated to peace research and hosted by the Flemish Parliament

In focus

  • Project SAFTE: research findings

    How do terrorists in the EU access the illegal firearms markets? Project SAFTE’s research findings are now available on the dedicated website projectSAFTE.eu.
    Project SAFTE was coordinated by the Flemish Peace Institute and funded by the European Commission.

    View Project SAFTE's publications 

  • Our first policy brief: ‘Strengthening EU arms export controls by increasing information exchange’

    The Flemish Peace Institute launches its first policy brief, which discusses several concrete measures to strengthen transparency and information exchange between member states in light of the current review process of the EU’s Common Position on arms export controls. Read and download this policy brief here.



  • Arms Trade & Arms Production

    The Peace Institute examines legislation and policy concerning the international arms trade and monitors events and data on Flemish arms production and arms trade, with special emphasis on the end-use of weapons. The Institute also devotes special attention to the policy of the European Union: the unified defence market and the European agreements on export controls.

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  • Peace & Society

    An important objective is to halt and prevent the outbreak of direct violence within a society, but it is no less crucial to address the root causes of conflicts. The Institute highlights the possible sources of violence and their likely causes. Research is also conducted on social processes that promote and are conducive to the conditions for peace on both the local and international planes.

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