Violent and dehumanising “hate speech” against migrants and refugees is an ever-increasing problem in Europe, largely made possible by the internet. What is being done at the European level to challenge these worrying narratives? QCEA has just published a report on this issue, Anti-migrant Hate Speech, which you can read by clicking here. QCEA plans […]
40.3 million people live as slaves today, of which 70% are women and young girls. We are hosting a screening of the film Trafficked followed by an expert-led debate.
It’s our pleasure to be able to share with you the latest edition of Around Europe, the newsletter of the Quaker Council for European Affairs. This issue looks back at the recent launch of our innovative peacebuilding resource, Building Peace Together. Also in this issue – the worrying surge in online hate speech against migrants […]
On 9-10 March, QCEA held its General Assembly in Brussels. As per tradition, our GA agreed upon an Epistle which you can find below. Translations are available in French and Dutch. To All Friends Everywhere We are thrilled that a year after the transition process, the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has become […]
The visibility of violent conflict from all over the world in our daily digest of news and media creates a sense that violence – or the threat of violence – is ever-present, when in fact, it is peace that is the norm. That’s why QCEA is proud to present Building Peace Together, an innovative new […]
It’s our pleasure to be able to share with you the latest edition of Around Europe, the newsletter of the Quaker Council for European Affairs. This issue looks into the refugee relief work which Quakers performed in the 1930s and 40s, eventually winning them the Nobel Peace Prize and offering activist Friends important lessons for […]
It’s our pleasure to be able to share with you the latest edition of Around Europe, the newsletter of the Quaker Council for European Affairs. This issue explores in some more detail the recent and upcoming work done by our Peace and Human Rights programmes. Also in this issue – what the German elections mean […]
As part of our Human Rights Programme, QCEA recently attended an international conference in Prague on the subject of child immigration detention. The conference, hosted by the Czech Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, was convened to dicuss the concerning trend of detaining children simply for their immigration status – a problem which has grown […]
Formed after the Second World War, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) brings 47 European countries together under one common set of binding rules, designed to protect the fundamental rights of all people. Together with its affiliated Court, the ECHR has played a vital role in furthering human rights in Europe for the last […]
Click here to read the 2016 QCEA Annual Report.