This response is the Quaker Council for European Affairs feedback on the recently published European Commission energy-from-waste roadmap. QCEA is concerned that this roadmap on the energy-from-waste communication could undermine the European Union’s laudable attempts to transition to a circular economy. Our response outlines a number of our concerns: overcapacity and lock-ins, waste prevention and […]
Click here to read a report on the QCEA/QPSW December 2015 conference “Castle or community? Quakers’ role in building the new Europe” written by a Ukrainian Friend, in Ukrainian. Read more about the conference here
Click here to read a report on the QCEA/QPSW December 2015 conference “Castle or community? Quakers’ role in building the new Europe” written in Russian, by a Russian Friend Read more about the conference here
Click here to read a report on the QCEA/QPSW December 2015 conference “Castle or community? Quakers’ role in building the new Europe” written in Polish, by a Polish Friend Read more about the conference here
The United Kingdom expects to hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union. The political debate is dominated by phoney conversations and over-simplifications. This creates a difficult environment for citizens to engage in this process. QCEA has compiled briefing papers intended to help Quakers and others reflect on their position with regard to […]
This briefing paper explores the relationship between the European Union and the local and regional levels of government, and considers how citizens can engage with the EU on regional issues. The paper examines the Committee of the Regions, the main link between local governments and the EU, explaining its structure, role and relations with other […]
QCEA has joined with the Human Rights and Democracy Network and 43 other NGOs to call upon Frans Timmermans and Cecelia Malmström to ensure that the current revision of impact assesmsent handbook is transparent and participatory. You can click here to see our letter.
QCEA is part of an informal group of NGOs and agencies who work mostly on migration and asylum. Here you can find a recent statement on the European Commission’s proposals for amendments to the Dublin III Regulations relating to unaccompanied minors.
This background paper by Tim Harman examines the issues surrounding the launch, in May 2014, of the European Institute of Peace (EIP). While there are various plans for this new peace organisation’s activities, the central purpose of the EIP is to organise mediation and dialogue, including engagement with militant groups. This background paper argues that […]
This QCEA background paper explores the human impact of widespread pre-trial detention in the European Union. Studies indicate that pre-trial detention both causes harm to individuals and is unlikely to contribute to reducing crime. Pre-trial detainees are less likely than sentenced prisoners to receive support services or to have contact with family members and the […]