Interpreters

Raising Your Voice to the Decision-makers

This is a blog post inspired by the civil conflict in Ukraine. However, it does not examine the causes of the unrest or attempt to lay blame with one side or the other. As people living outside of Ukraine, we

Interpreters

Raising Your Voice to the Decision-makers

This is a blog post inspired by the civil conflict in Ukraine. However, it does not examine the causes of the unrest or attempt to lay blame with one side or the other. As people living outside of Ukraine, we

Stop TTIP photo

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

Originally posted on rationaldebate:
As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about…

Stop TTIP photo

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

Originally posted on rationaldebate:
As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about…

flower

The Spiritual Roots of Social Change

QCEA was recently invited to participate in discussions on the role of religion in public affairs. The discussions were fascinating: depending on the religion from which one views the question, the answers differ. The question is, how can religion play

flower

The Spiritual Roots of Social Change

QCEA was recently invited to participate in discussions on the role of religion in public affairs. The discussions were fascinating: depending on the religion from which one views the question, the answers differ. The question is, how can religion play

map pipelines

Energy and (In)security

The current crisis in Ukraine, and the response of the European Union (EU), might prompt us to examine some of our long-held assumptions about well-being, the causes of conflict, and the overuse of the resources on which we base our

map pipelines

Energy and (In)security

The current crisis in Ukraine, and the response of the European Union (EU), might prompt us to examine some of our long-held assumptions about well-being, the causes of conflict, and the overuse of the resources on which we base our

Entrance Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

The Rule of Law in Times of Crisis

There is a crisis on the fringes of the European Union (EU). Many narratives are circulating about Ukraine. Whichever narrative one accepts, the crisis illustrates the difficult issues which arise when European countries try to cooperate. All is well as

Entrance Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

The Rule of Law in Times of Crisis

There is a crisis on the fringes of the European Union (EU). Many narratives are circulating about Ukraine. Whichever narrative one accepts, the crisis illustrates the difficult issues which arise when European countries try to cooperate. All is well as

peace pole

European Parliament Demands EU Drone Projects Assess Their Impact on Human Rights

On 26 February 2014 the European Parliament agreed a landmark resolution on remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones). The resolution called on the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Member States, and the Council of the EU to ban

peace pole

European Parliament Demands EU Drone Projects Assess Their Impact on Human Rights

On 26 February 2014 the European Parliament agreed a landmark resolution on remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones). The resolution called on the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Member States, and the Council of the EU to ban

German Anti-TTIP

An Unnecessary Tradition – The Origins of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is an expansive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) Commission and the United States of America (US). If negotiations are successful and the deal is ratified by

German Anti-TTIP

An Unnecessary Tradition – The Origins of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is an expansive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) Commission and the United States of America (US). If negotiations are successful and the deal is ratified by

Examples from different parts of Europe indicate the varying success of different approaches. The three charts on the top row show the low representation of ethnic minorities in the police (orange), compared to the general population (blue).  Hidden within national data, the example of London shows the vast difference that exists in some European cities (including Paris and Berlin) between ethnically diverse inner-city populations and the background of police officers in that area. The remainder of the bottom row shows that minorities can be significantly represented in policing, such as through the recruitment methods used in Macedonia and Northern Ireland.

Targeted Action Needed to Tackle Racism

Following last month’s blog on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and their resolution on Racism in European Policing, QCEA examines what is needed to reduce racism in policing. In January QCEA attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the

Examples from different parts of Europe indicate the varying success of different approaches. The three charts on the top row show the low representation of ethnic minorities in the police (orange), compared to the general population (blue).  Hidden within national data, the example of London shows the vast difference that exists in some European cities (including Paris and Berlin) between ethnically diverse inner-city populations and the background of police officers in that area. The remainder of the bottom row shows that minorities can be significantly represented in policing, such as through the recruitment methods used in Macedonia and Northern Ireland.

Targeted Action Needed to Tackle Racism

Following last month’s blog on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and their resolution on Racism in European Policing, QCEA examines what is needed to reduce racism in policing. In January QCEA attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the

EuroDrones

Where is the Democratic Control of EU Drone Policy?

Research published today by the Transnational Institute and Statewatch has uncovered European Commission subsidies worth 315 million Euro provided to the defence sector to develop Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems (Drones). The approval of this funding was agreed by Heads of Government and

EuroDrones

Where is the Democratic Control of EU Drone Policy?

Research published today by the Transnational Institute and Statewatch has uncovered European Commission subsidies worth 315 million Euro provided to the defence sector to develop Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems (Drones). The approval of this funding was agreed by Heads of Government and

Demostration

Israel’s Obligations as an Occupying Power

This is a guest post by Michel Waelbroeck Emeritus Professor of European Law, Université libre de Bruxelles and Emeritus Member of the Institute of International Law, and Willem Aldershoff, Adviser EU-policy Israel/Palestine in Brussels. Many people seem to be unaware

Demostration

Israel’s Obligations as an Occupying Power

This is a guest post by Michel Waelbroeck Emeritus Professor of European Law, Université libre de Bruxelles and Emeritus Member of the Institute of International Law, and Willem Aldershoff, Adviser EU-policy Israel/Palestine in Brussels. Many people seem to be unaware