QCEA and thirteen other civil society organisations have signed a joint letter expressing their deep concern about the EU’s proposal for a European Peace Facility (EPF), and specifically the aspects which foresee the training and equipment of third-country militaries – including the provision of weaponry. They call on the EU to re-think this proposal ahead […]
At the 2019 High-Level Political Forum in July, governments will come together at the United Nations headquarters in New York to review their progress implementing commitments under Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To help them measure progress, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and participating governments […]
The idea that sustainable peace can be encouraged via how and what we learn is known as peace education. This is not a rigid framework or set of curriculum guidelines. Rather, it’s a way of approaching teaching which is defined by its human-centred ethos and emphasis on creating well-rounded learners. Peace education is globally recognised […]
The European Union is much more active around the globe than many citizens realise. It has used its soft power to promote its values in the world, advancing human rights for people in so many places. The proposed EU budget framework, or Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), allocates unprecedented levels of funding for border management and […]
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.
QCEA made waves in 2017. Click this link to read our Annual Report 2017.
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 […]
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 […]
On 20 September 2016, European Union member states agreed to accept the application of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which formally launches a process of accession into the EU. Bosnia’s journey to membership will be a slow and complicated process, during which it will need to meet a wide range of membership requirements, including reform of economic […]
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.