Due to the worldwide public health emergency that we face, the 2021 edition has been postposed to 2022. The 11th edition of the European Symposium on Non-Lethal Weapons will take place from the 30th of May 2022 to the 2nd of June 2022 (to be confirmed).
European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons
Several European organisations are currently developing and implementing non-lethal capabilities. This enables many emerging and non-traditional threats (which may appear in low intensity, asymmetric conflicts, peace support, and anti-terrorism operations) to be countered with an innovative solution.
Non-Lethal weapons are of interest to both the military and law enforcement agencies as, in many cases, the character of the scenarios might be similar. Non-lethal weapons can be seen as having dual-use application and they provide armed forces, law enforcement agencies, and policy makers with additional options to respond in a tailored and graduated manner.