What we do

Our work is advocacy. We advocate for changes to European policy in light of our vision. To do this, we undertake research, we formulate recommendations in relation to specific policy areas and we communicate with decision-makers in the European Union and Council of Europe institutions. We also publish the findings arising from our research.

We do this in the form of our monthly newsletter Around Europe, briefing papers, and reports. Back issues of Around Europe since 2006 can be accessed by clicking the 'Around Europe' under 'publications, as can the publications archive.

One of our key aims is to enable Quakers and those in sympathy with our values to engage themselves in the political process at European level. To achieve this:

  • We maintain an action alert list to alert subscribers to opportunities for quick, simple and targeted action in relation to our current programme areas - for instructions on how to sign up, please click here;
  • We arrange our own seminars and conferences, and a Study Tour to learn more about what is happening in Europe. We can assist other groups in arranging study visits on request;
  • We accept invitations to attend other Quaker events, with two aims: to speak and facilitate workshops on our own work; and to hear the views of Quakers about European political developments.

Our partners

We cooperate with other non-governmental and faith organisations which share some of our ideals, so that we can help each other in our efforts to bring about change. Our main partner networks are: