Militarisation of the European Union (2013)
The greatest strength of EU foreign policy is the range of civilian-led tools that it uses to create a more just and peaceful world. It is these agencies, instruments and institutions that should be strengthened and supported in the years to come. The debate around the future of EU defence policy – currently focussed on the European Council this December – is in danger of marginalising the successful civilian-led approach the EU is commended for. Read the briefing paper on the militarisation of the EU and what you can do as an individual or NGO.
EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans and Peacebuilding (2008/9)
Quakers – through Quaker Peace and Social Witness of Britain Yearly Meeting – have had a long involvement in three countries in the Western Balkans. As these countries move through post-conflict towards EU Membership – QCEA developed contacts with a wide range of civil society organizations and individuals in those three countries and undertook an in-depth research project to assess the extent to which the EU Enlargement policy is helping the post-conflict peacebuilding process (or not).
- Click here to download the full report (PDF – 2.34 MB)
- Click here to download the Executive Summary in English (PDF – 148 KB)
- Click here to download the Executive Summary in Bosnian (PDF – 150 KB)
People are Party to Building Peace (2008)
QCEA was significantly involved in establishing dialogue between European Union decision-makers within the structures of the Council of the European Union and civil society organizations. The process was presented at an academic conference at the University of Mannheim in the autumn of 2008.
Peace and Peacebuilding (2007)
After the 2006 QCEA/QPSW conference, we published papers from the conference and the conclusion.
Briefing Papers (Archive)
Peacebuilding and the EU (2005)
The Militarisation of the EU (2005)
Briefing Paper on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty for the Intergroup for Peace Initiatives (2005)