Wednesday, 1. December 2021, 18:00 - 19:00

Europe’s Deadly Trade: Arms Exports

Comic Book Launch & Panel Discussion


Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Time: 18:00 CET

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There have never been so many arms on this planet than today. European states bear a great share of responsibility for this situation. Weapons made in Europe are used to kill, harm and displace people around the globe. While people lose their lives, their health, their relatives and their homes in armed conflicts, arms-producing companies generate profits. The European arms industry is an opaque sector that violates laws, exerts influence on decision-makers and shirks responsibility.

The comic book «Europe’s Deadly Trade: Arms Exports» by GRIP and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office explains the European arms trade and the corruption that surrounds it, illustrates the consequences and offers insights into how to restrict, stop and resist it.

Join us for the presentation of the book and a panel discussion on the European arms trade!


Welcoming address

Anna Schröder, Head of Office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels

Panel discussion

  • the book’s authors Benjamin Vokar (GRIP)
  • Niamh Ni Bhriain, Programme Coordinator War and Pacification at the Transnational Institute (TNI)
  • Mattijs Van den Bussche, Campaigner at Vredesactie

Q&As & joint discussion

We care about your health

We have been looking forward to welcoming and meeting you at an in-presence event in Brussels with the accompanying hygiene measures. However, given the current pandemic situation in Belgium and Brussels and with no improvement in sight for the next days, we have taken the decision to switch the launch to an online event to protect the health of us all and to make a small contribution to the containment of the pandemic. It is a pity, but a webinar appears to be the safer and in these days more reliable option.

We are looking forward to meeting you in the online space to discuss the European arms trade and how to oppose it!


The event will be held in English only.

Contact person

Axel Ruppert, Project Manager, RLS Brussels

How to register

If you would like to attend, please register on this website before 30th November 2021.

Order the comic book for free!

Pre-order your printed copy here! Please write in the empty field how many copies of which language you would like to have. The comic book is being published in English, German and French.

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