It’s our pleasure to be able to share with you the latest issue of Around Europe, the newsletter of the Quaker Council for European Affairs. In this issue, we look at the world-changing times we are living through. Coronavirus is a make-or-break moment for the EU, which has yet to agree on how to spend […]
Passerelles est un nouveau blog lancé par le Conseil Quaker pour les Affaires Européennes qui publiera les réflexions radicales sur les droits de l’homme en Europe d’un échantillon de contributeurs variés. Nous voulons amplifier les voix des migrants, réfugiés et d’autres personnes poussées à la marge dans les discussions sur les droits, la justice et l’égalité, à Bruxelles […]
QCEA’s Annual Report for 2019 is now available and can be read here.
QCEA’s governing body, the General Assembly, met in Brussels on 5 and 6 October 2018. This statement was agreed at the end of their meeting. [English followed by Dutch and Danish] Epistle QCEA 5-6th October To all Friends everywhere, “We are the suit-wearing Quakers who represent a radical activist movement speaking to other suit wearers”. […]
QCEA made waves in 2017. Click this link to read our Annual Report 2017.
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 […]
In July 2017 the European Commission published its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, with specific measures to improve age, gender, disability and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) inclusion within its workforce – all of which are important. Despite representations and dialogue with the European Network Against Racism during the development of the strategy, the European […]
European countries have reacted to the challenges of migration by adopting approaches who aim to substantially reduce the number of migrants entering Europe and increase the number of people returned. However, there is widespread concern that human rights and refugee protection standards are being undermined. One of those concerns is the use of detention, […]
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 […]
The 369th issue of Around Europe focuses on the increasing militarisation of European Union. The issue also includes articles on ‘post-truth politics’, hate crime and restorative justice. It also updates in recent advocacy on drones, TTIP and development spending. Click here to read Around Europe 369 – Ploughshares into swords.