Summer Research Update: 2023

It’s been a busy summer for Arquebus’ research team, with our Small Arms & Light Weapons (SALW) control experts having the pleasure of participating in some prestigious events:

  • FOCAL-SF: We were privileged to attend the closing conference for EU Commission-funded Project FOCAL-SF, with our research partners from FIIAP, the Portuguese Police and our hosts and partner, the Romanian Police.
  • SEEFEN Sarajevo: Arquebus presented an update on EU Commission-funded Project REGISYNC to UNDP SEESAC and the jurisdictions of the Western Balkans and third partners.
  • EMPACT Firearms: Arquebus also presented an update on Project REGISYNC to EU member states and their partners.
  • Law Enforcement Workshops: Arquebus partnered with colleagues from The Center for the Study of Democracy, Ecorys and Small Arms Survey to deliver of a series of law enforcement information exchange workshops in Brussels and Vienna, fostering collaboration in the law enforcement community as part of Project REGISYNC.

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Summer Research Update 2023

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It’s been a busy summer for Arquebus’ research team. Experts in Small Arms & Light Weapons (SALW) control have attended conferences hosted by the Romanian Police in Bucharest.