QCEA made waves in 2017. Click this link to read our Annual Report 2017.
A new reading group will explore race and privilege using the book Waking Up White and finding myself in the story of race, by Debbie Irving. The formation of the group follows interest shown in the #BrusselsSoWhite series of Politico articles in December. Quaker House in Square Ambiorix will provide a relaxed venue for anyone […]
In July 2017 the European Commission published its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, with specific measures to improve age, gender, disability and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) inclusion within its workforce – all of which are important. Despite representations and dialogue with the European Network Against Racism during the development of the strategy, the European […]
European countries have reacted to the challenges of migration by adopting approaches who aim to substantially reduce the number of migrants entering Europe and increase the number of people returned. However, there is widespread concern that human rights and refugee protection standards are being undermined. One of those concerns is the use of detention, […]
To all Friends everywhere We met in Brussels on 7-8 April 2017 as the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA’s) General Assembly of European Yearly Meeting representatives. Building on forty years of experience and support from Yearly Meetings, this was our first gathering since we changed our constitution and direction last October. This new […]
The 369th issue of Around Europe focuses on the increasing militarisation of European Union. The issue also includes articles on ‘post-truth politics’, hate crime and restorative justice. It also updates in recent advocacy on drones, TTIP and development spending. Click here to read Around Europe 369 – Ploughshares into swords.
J’ai eu l’opportunité de passer quelque temps à Calais, au début de cette terrible semaine, quand il y avait encore de l’espoir que les choses puissent s’ améliorer pour plus de 1000 enfants du camp. Ils étaient pris en charge par des bénévoles, et faisaient face à la menace de perdre la seule maison qui […]
The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has appointed a new Peace Programme Lead. Olivia Caeymaex, who took up her role at the end of September, will work with European institutions, governments and other civil society organisations to discourage the use of harmful and ineffective military policies, and build capacity for peacebuilding and conflict prevention. […]
The European Women’s Lobby and Quaker Council for European Affairs would like to invite you to the following Brown Bag Lunch discussion: Addressing violent masculinity in EU internal and external security challenges Date: Tuesday 8 November Buffet lunch provided from 12:30 Speakers and discussion: 13.00-14.15 Location: Quaker House, Square Ambiorix 50 Register: firstname.lastname@example.org Hundreds of […]
Communication skills for challenging situations One and a half day course in Non-violent Communication, and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) 1–2 December, Brussels How to manage tense situations with conflicting interests and with different cultures? Develop your communication skills with Non-violent communication and NLP. Trainers: Marlies and Sytse Tjallingii How to communicate your feelings and needs, when […]