Study Tours


What does Brexit mean for the UK, the rest of Europe and the world?

How do the European institutions work?

Where is Europe heading in the years to come?


QCEA works to bring a Quaker vision of peace and human rights to Europe and its institutions. Every two years, we organise a Study Tour which helps participants to understand our work and the work of the EU in the current political context.

On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union after over 40 years of membership. This is an ideal time to reflect on European cooperation, and to come together to witness against the separation and isolationism which is on the rise across Europe. That’s why QCEA will organise its next Study Tour in Brussels from 26-31 March 2019.

Together, we will visit key EU institutions and learn more about European politics through a series of discussions and workshops. We will also explore the turbulent history which encouraged Europe to come together, and why this cooperation is now more necessary than ever. We'll have a chance to discover the vibrant city of Brussels. And in particular, we will reflect on Britain’s departure from the EU, what it means from a mainland European perspective, and the other challenges facing European multilateralism in the years to come.



  • - visits to EU institutions, including the European Parliament
  • - discussions with an MEP and representatives of civil society organisations
  • - reflection and analysis of Brexit and its repercussions
  • - a day trip to Ypres and the In Flanders Fields WWI museum
  • - the chance to learn more about the work of QCEA and its partners

The Study Tour is open to everyone. You don’t need have any previous knowledge of European politics, or be a Quaker – although there will be plenty of time for reflection and worship, for those who are. We hope to create a safe place where we can learn about European structures and the work of QCEA, express our feelings for what happens next, be responsive and consider the place we find ourselves in.



Simple lodging
Single or shared twin rooms, shared bathroom
Basic hotel
Simple private room with private bathroom

The prices listed above include 5 nights' accommodation, all breakfasts and several other shared meals, as well as all events and excursions. Travel to/from Brussels to take part in the tour is not included. The prices in GDP are based on the exchange rate as of April 2018.




Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest in taking part, but the upcoming Study Tour is now fully subscribed. If you previously registered to take part and have an enquiry, contact



The QCEA Study Tour is organised in collaboration with Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.