QCEA Executive Committee and General Assembly
QCEA is established as a non-profit association under Belgian Law (association international sans but lucratif: moniteur belge no. 11 732/80). Its ultimate decision-making body is the General Assembly, with a smaller Executive Committee empowered to make decisions.
- Office holders: the Clerk, the Assistant Clerk, and the Treasurer
- General Assembly Members appointed by Quaker organisations in 12 European countries
- The Secretary of the Europe and Middle East Section of the Friends World Committee for Consultation
- A General Assembly Member appointed by the Europe and Middle East Quaker organisation
- Founding members of QCEA
The list of General Assembly members is published annually in our Annual Reports.
Committees and support groups:
- The QCEA British Committee is a charitable organisation registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (Registered Charity Number 293776). It works to raise awareness and understanding among British Quakers about the work of QCEA, and thus encourages them to support it. British Committee also receives financial contributions from British Quakers and some UK based charitable trusts for QCEA and assists QCEA with managing transactions in pounds sterling. QCEA British Committee is represented on the Council and the General Assembly.
- “Vrienden voor Brussel” (Friends for Brussels, or VVQREA) is a charitable organisation with the aim of raising funds for QCEA and promoting its work. Established in 1981 as a “vereniging” under Dutch law (KvK No. 40410466), it acquired so-called “ANBI” status in 2008, which makes donations through VVQREA tax-deductible. It works to raise awareness, understanding and support among Dutch Quakers for the work of QCEA. VVQREA receives financial contributions from Dutch Quakers and manages several legacies on behalf of QCEA. VVQREA is represented on the Council and the General Assembly.
- In 2015 Ireland Yearly Meeting appointed a support committee, linking our work in Brussels more closely to communities across Ireland.
- The Finance Committee ensures sound financial management and supports the work of the Treasurer.
- The Nominations Committee brings forward names of people to serve on the Executive Committee, including for the Clerk, Assistant Clerk and Treasurer, and for the Finance Committee.