The European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) is an informal network of groups and individuals who see the arms trade as a threat to peace, security and development, and the arms industry as a driving force behind increasing arms trade.

The Cause

The arms business has a devastating impact on human rights and security, and damages economic development. Large scale military procurement and arms exports reinforce a militaristic approach to international problems. Although European governments claim not to export arms to countries at war or those violating human rights, European arms are sold all over the world with very few restrictions. European weapons are often exported to dictatorships or to countries at war. European weapons were used against civilian populations in the Middle East and North Africa during the uprisings from 2011. They turn up in civil wars all around the world.

leo spain germanyThe arms industry works internationally, but arms export policy remains an issue for national governments. Some countries have more restrictive policies than others. All countries in Europe have national licensing systems for the export of military and dual use goods. For EU countries this policy has to be in line with the EU Common Position on arms export controls. Several non-EU countries, such as Norway, also follow this policy.
Arms companies aggressively promote sales at arms fairs all over the world to attract new customers to their deadly products. Many governments have special arms promotion agencies to support their industries. Arms trade has as much to do with profit and trade as with foreign policy and military strategy. Arms trade is often connected to corruption and bribes.

The Network

Through research, publication, lobbying and public campaigning ENAAT groups are working to limit or end the international arms trade. Participants have their own national research and campaigns and work together on ad hoc basis. In annual meetings at changing locations in Europe ENAAT discusses arms export policies, action strategies and new developments in the military industry.

Activities of ENAAT groups and individuals vary from campaigning against the financing of arms exports by governments, banks and pension funds to lobbying for stricter export control rules or research into specific military companies. The ENAAT programme officer in Brussels follows development on the EU level, including plans to direct European funds to arms industry research.

14599980821_5b197d5a69_mENAAT is not a membership organization and there is no central secretariat. All participants have their own expertise and strategy which suit their national circumstances. The network was founded in 1984 at an international conference on arms production and military exports in the Netherlands. The network ran several common campaigns, such as Stop Arming Indonesia and a campaign against the use of Export Credits for military goods. At present, ENAAT runs the NoEUmoney4arms campaign.

ENAAT also exercised common research and organized several conferences,workshops and seminars.

Groups and individuals which want to participate in ENAAT can contact the ENAAT EU Programme Officer to ask for information.

Addresses of Member Organisations

Belgium

vredesactieVredesaktie

Patriottenstraat 27
2600 Berchem
Belgium
Phone: +32 3 281 68 39
Email: contact(at)vredesactie*be
Website

vredesactieAgir pour la Paix

35, rue Van Elewyck
1050 Ixelles
Belgium
Phone: +32 2 64 85 220
Email: info(at)agirpourlapaix*be
Website

Czech Republic

NesehnutíNesehnutí

třída Kpt. Jaroše 18
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 543 245 342
E-mail: brno(at)nesehnuti*cz
Website

Finland

RauhanliittoRauhanliitto

Peace Union
Rauhanasema
Veturitori 3
00520 Helsinki
Finland
Phone: +358 40-717 1575
E-mail: rauhanliitto(at)rauhanliitto*fi
Website

Suomen Sadankomitea rySuomen Sadankomitea ry

Committee of 100 in Finland
Rauhanasema
Veturitori 3
00520 Helsinki
Finland
Phone: +358 40 5831142
E-mail: sadankomitea(at)sadankomitea*fi
Website

France

L’observatoire des armementsL’observatoire des armements

187 montée de Choulans
69005 Lyon
France
Phone: +33 04 78 36 93 03
E-mail: cdrpc(at)obsarm*org
Website

Germany

Aktion AufschreiAktion Aufschrei

Ohne Rüstung Leben
Arndtstraße 31
70197 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 711 62039372
E-mail: kontakt(at)aufschrei-waffenhandel*de
Website

 

urgewald

Berlin office
Marienstraße 19-20
10117 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 30 2848 2271
Email: barbara(at)urgewald.org
Website

Italy

Rete Italiana per il DisarmoRete Italiana per il Disarmo

E-mail: info(at)disarmo*org
Website

The Netherlands

Stop WapenhandelStop Wapenhandel

Anna Spenglerstraat 71
1054 NH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 6164684
E-mail: info(at)stopwapenhandel*org
Website

Norway

Norges FredslagNorges Fredslag

Norwegian Peace Association
Postboks 8922 Youngstorvet
0028 Oslo
Phone: +47 454 02 306
E-mail: post(at)fredslaget*no
Website

Slovakia

Inštitút ľudských právInštitút ľudských práv

Human Rigths Institute
Karpatská 2
811 05 Bratislava
Slovakia
E-mail: info(at)ludskeprava*sk
Website

Spain

Centre d’Estudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs Centre d’Estudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs

Carrer Erasme de Janer, 8 (Entresol - despatx 9)
08001 Barcelona
Spain
Phone: +34 93 441 19 47
E-mail: info(at)centredelas*org
Website

Sweden

Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS)Svenska Freds

The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS)
Polhemsgatan 4
S-112 36 Stockholm
Sweden
Phone: +46 8-55 80 31 80
E-mail: info(at)svenskafreds*se
Website

Switzerland

Gruppe für eine Schweiz ohne ArmeeGruppe für eine Schweiz ohne Armee

Gruppe für eine Schweiz ohne Armee GSoA
Postfach
8031 Zürich
Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 273 01 00
E-mail: gsoa(at)gsoa*ch
Website

United Kingdom

Campaign Against Arms TradeCampaign Against Arms Trade

Unit 4
5-7 Wells Terrace
London
N4 3JU
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7281 0297
E-mail: enquiries(at)caat*org*uk
Website

International

War Resisters' InternationalWar Resisters' International

5 Caledonian Road
London
N1 9DX
United Kingdom
Phone: +44-20-7278 4040
E-mail: info(at)wri-irg*org
Website

Quaker Council for European Affairs width=Quaker Council for European Affairs

Quaker House
Square Ambiorix 50
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Phone: +32 2 230 4935
E-mail: office(at)qcea*org
Website