Fields of activities:
Brief description of your activity focus
Conflict prevention, proliferation of small arms, international security, defence economy ...
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
GRIP’s research work focuses mainly on the following domains:
Conflict prevention, management and resolution. Causes and consequences of conflicts; evaluation of risks and threats; evaluation of the use of force; development of civil instruments (mediation and negotiations); the role of civil society; peacekeeping operations; the role of international institutions (UN, EU, OSCE, African Union, etc.). The research carried out by GRIP covers the Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa (the Great Lakes region and West Africa).
Proliferation of small arms and control of the arms trade. International, regional and national initiatives to limit the availability of small arms and improve the control of arms transfers (codes of conduct, model-conventions and legislation); the marking and traceability of small arms; arms sales to African countries and ownership of small arms by civilians).
European Union and international security. European Union policy and role (development of the CFSP and the ESDP); relations with the UN, OSCE and NATO; and the drawing up of a European security and defence.
Defence economy. Developments in arms production and defence budgets; the restructuring of defence industries; technological developments, arms programmes; globalisation, the defence economy and defence institutions.