The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) brings a Quaker vision of peace, justice and equality to Europe and its institutions. The was founded in 1979 to promote the values of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the European context.
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) are a historic peace churches. We are seeking to transform the work through a belief of 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. QCEA calls on the European institutions and their Member States to contribute to a Europe which is peaceful, compassionate, open and just in its dealings both within Europe as well as with the countries and peoples beyond their boundaries. QCEA is a member of advocacy networks EPLO (European Peacebuilding Liaison Office) and HRDN (Human Rights and Democracy Network) as well as a number of Quaker networks.
To read our Strategic Plan click here.
We are an international, not-for-profit organisation under Belgian law. Our Transparency Register identification number: 3960234639-24.
Read more by clicking the PDF links below:
A Quaker Vision of Europe (PDF - English - 331 KB)
Een Quaker Visie op Europa (PDF - Nederlands - 1.7 MB)
Un Vision Quaker de l'Europe (PDF - Français - 1.7 MB)
Eine Vision Europas Aus Quäker-Sicht (PDF - Deutsch - 1.7 MB)
To find out more about the first 25 years of QCEA’s history, read our report, From QIAR to QCEA (PDF - English - 5.8 MB).
Quaker House in Brussels, an Art Nouveau building of architectural distinction, is home to the offices of QCEA. It has meeting rooms for conferences and informal gatherings which are available to organisations for public and private meetings.