Unsustainable political crisis in the Mediterranean

On the 10th April 2019 eight people are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their calls for help were ignored and no search and rescue operation intervened. The rest of the 20 people on board the small

Unsustainable political crisis in the Mediterranean

On the 10th April 2019 eight people are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their calls for help were ignored and no search and rescue operation intervened. The rest of the 20 people on board the small

Anti-migrant hate speech in Malta

Elysia Rezki is a student of European law at the University of Malta. She is currently undertaking a placement at QCEA where she is supporting our human rights programme. Back in Malta, she is also a volunteer with a human

Anti-migrant hate speech in Malta

Elysia Rezki is a student of European law at the University of Malta. She is currently undertaking a placement at QCEA where she is supporting our human rights programme. Back in Malta, she is also a volunteer with a human

Towards an Inclusive Peace and Security: taking stock on the gender dimension

At the end of 2018, the UACES Gendering EU Studies Research Network and the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) brought together a group of academics, civil society, policy makers, practitioners and military officials who work on gender to consider

Towards an Inclusive Peace and Security: taking stock on the gender dimension

At the end of 2018, the UACES Gendering EU Studies Research Network and the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) brought together a group of academics, civil society, policy makers, practitioners and military officials who work on gender to consider

A week to celebrate peace education – and encourage global action

Within the last week, there have been several occasions to celebrate peace education. On the 24th of January, UNESCO, a long-time champion of peace education, observed the first annual International Day of Education. And today, January 30th, is the “School

A week to celebrate peace education – and encourage global action

Within the last week, there have been several occasions to celebrate peace education. On the 24th of January, UNESCO, a long-time champion of peace education, observed the first annual International Day of Education. And today, January 30th, is the “School

Hey Siri, how peaceful is my phone?

“I come from one of the richest countries on the planet. Yet the people of my country are among the poorest of the world. The troubling reality is that the abundance of our natural resources – gold, coltan, cobalt and

Hey Siri, how peaceful is my phone?

“I come from one of the richest countries on the planet. Yet the people of my country are among the poorest of the world. The troubling reality is that the abundance of our natural resources – gold, coltan, cobalt and

Impact of European migration deals on human rights in Africa

Human rights protect the dignity of real people. When human rights are violated, such as through torture or other violence, the victims are often people who are already suffering from disadvantage or injustice. A prominent example is the question of

Impact of European migration deals on human rights in Africa

Human rights protect the dignity of real people. When human rights are violated, such as through torture or other violence, the victims are often people who are already suffering from disadvantage or injustice. A prominent example is the question of

Equality and peacebuilding: my experience with QCEA and the Border Meeting

Marcie Winstanley, a young Quaker and political activist from the UK, shares her experience of attending an international Quaker gathering on the theme of equality. The Border Meeting was founded more than sixty years ago to bridge the divides of

Equality and peacebuilding: my experience with QCEA and the Border Meeting

Marcie Winstanley, a young Quaker and political activist from the UK, shares her experience of attending an international Quaker gathering on the theme of equality. The Border Meeting was founded more than sixty years ago to bridge the divides of

The future of artificial intelligence and human rights

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to shake the foundations of our society and fundamentally change the way it functions. AI can involve robotics or just software. It’s a game-changing technology and is developing fast. AI has the potential to

The future of artificial intelligence and human rights

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to shake the foundations of our society and fundamentally change the way it functions. AI can involve robotics or just software. It’s a game-changing technology and is developing fast. AI has the potential to

The weight of expectation

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the EU’s uncertain future direction in light of Brexit, populism and other challenges. To read the first section, click here. In awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the

The weight of expectation

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the EU’s uncertain future direction in light of Brexit, populism and other challenges. To read the first section, click here. In awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the

On British cherry-picking, and other rotten fruit

While Brexit is not a focus of QCEA, our work on peace and human rights makes one thing abundantly clear to us: from foreign aid and migration policy to the global sanctions regime, the EU really is “the only game

On British cherry-picking, and other rotten fruit

While Brexit is not a focus of QCEA, our work on peace and human rights makes one thing abundantly clear to us: from foreign aid and migration policy to the global sanctions regime, the EU really is “the only game