A new reading group will explore race and privilege using the book Waking Up White and finding myself in the story of race, by Debbie Irving. The formation of the group follows interest shown in the #BrusselsSoWhite series of Politico articles in December. Quaker House in Square Ambiorix will provide a relaxed venue for anyone […]
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 […]
Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) bringt eine Quäker-Vision über gerechte Beziehungen in die europäischen Institutionen. Around Europe ist QCEAs Newsletter, der 6x im Jahr erscheint. Er wird in Englisch publiziert und kann auf der Webseite www.qcea.org gelesen und abonniert werden. Mehr Informationen gibt es auch unter qceablog.wordpress.com. Der folgende Text fasst die Themen aus […]
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In this issue of Around Europe QCEA Intern Annie Schulz discusses hate speech in European Union Member States. Associate Professor in Risk Management and Community Resilience, and Swedish Quaker Per Becker writes about how national identity and political elites have influenced the involvement in conflicts. Former QCEA Representative Martina Weitsch describes the recent EU guidelines on eligibility for funding of entities registered […]
In this issue of Around Europe Programme Assistant Chris Venables introduces QCEA’s work on the militarisation of the European Union. He outlines some of the changes that have taken place over the last 15 years in EU military structures. Programme Assistant Imogen Parker in an article called ‘Torture and Terror in Europe’ describes the involvement of […]
In 2005 QCEA published twelve briefing papers outlining and evaluating EU responses to terrorism, and in its 2007 report “Effective Counter-Terrorism: A Critical Assessment of European Union Responses” QCEA set out a series of recommendations to policy makers. In 2011, QCEA updated these with a set of three briefing papers which included an evaluation, legal and […]
APRODEV, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Front Line, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, and the Quaker Council for European affairs call for the EU to condemn the Israeli anti-boycott law. Read “Anti-boycott law violates human rights and further undermines Israeli democracy: EU must unequivocally condemn the law” in English(PDF – […]