Conference 2013: Europe and Economic Justice – Guaranteeing a fair share

Europe and Economic Justice: Guaranteeing a fair share 15th-17th November 2013 in Brussels What are the causes and consequences of the European economic crisis? What alternatives are there to austerity? How can we, as Quakers, contribute to the building of a just and sustainable economy which meets human needs without destroying the planet? Speakers: Trevor […]

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Consultation response: European Investment Bank energy lending

The European Investment Bank asked stakeholders to respond to an issues paper with a number of questions. The EIB website stated they sought “to solicit views and input from a wide array of stakeholders that are involved in the energy sector and can bring valuable expertise to the review of the EIB’s energy sector lending […]

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Consultation response: social protection in EU development cooperation

Social protection is an important issue, for developed economies as much as for developing ones. At a time when social protection in developed economies (including those of the EU) are coming under increasing pressure, it is important that the EU accepts the importance of social protection as part of poverty reduction strategies in developing and […]

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Concerns about Ethics in European Research Policy

The European Union spends significant amounts of public money on research. This is currently done under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7); but there is also funding for research coming from other EU budgets. The main areas of research funded under FP7 are: Health Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Information and Communication Technologies Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and […]

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Consultation response: towards a common strategic framework for EU research and innovation funding

How should the Common Strategic Framework make EU research and innovation more attractive and easy to access for participants? From the Quaker Council for European Affair’s point of view, it is not the ease of access and attractiveness per se that is important. What is important is to attract the kind of research that will […]

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A Quaker Vision of Europe

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As members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), one of the peace churches, we believe in that of God in everyone. We believe in non-violent approaches to conflict resolution, in the intrinsic equality of all people everywhere, and in a sustainable way of life for everyone that the one earth we share can support. […]

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