Let’s not forget: migrants’ rights are everyone’s rights

Soft carpets, a superior subsidised canteen, friendly civil servants appointed to look after us,the representatives of civil society, “grands debats” on noble subjects uncontroversial in their breadth… these are my main memories of the Council of Europe of the early

Let’s not forget: migrants’ rights are everyone’s rights

Soft carpets, a superior subsidised canteen, friendly civil servants appointed to look after us,the representatives of civil society, “grands debats” on noble subjects uncontroversial in their breadth… these are my main memories of the Council of Europe of the early

People-to-people exchanges foster long-term peace: examples from the Western Balkans

Between April 10-13, QCEA partnered with the Conference of European Churches (CEC) to organize an exchange for youth from the Serb minority in Croatia and the Croat minority in Serbia. This was a unique opportunity for the youth to meet

People-to-people exchanges foster long-term peace: examples from the Western Balkans

Between April 10-13, QCEA partnered with the Conference of European Churches (CEC) to organize an exchange for youth from the Serb minority in Croatia and the Croat minority in Serbia. This was a unique opportunity for the youth to meet

New EU guidelines on child refugees are a positive step – now more are needed

On 12 April 2017, the EU Commission published new policy guidelines whose objective is to provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe. The guidelines have been broadly welcomed, and rightly so, by child rights

New EU guidelines on child refugees are a positive step – now more are needed

On 12 April 2017, the EU Commission published new policy guidelines whose objective is to provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe. The guidelines have been broadly welcomed, and rightly so, by child rights

The EU White Paper and EU Summit focus on defence as a moment to reflect on values in EU leadership

When reading the European Commission White Paper, I was struck at how the discourse switches from reminding us of the initial peace project that the EU was built on to the sudden need to prepare for war by strengthening the

The EU White Paper and EU Summit focus on defence as a moment to reflect on values in EU leadership

When reading the European Commission White Paper, I was struck at how the discourse switches from reminding us of the initial peace project that the EU was built on to the sudden need to prepare for war by strengthening the

EU accession process needs security rethink

As Bosnia-Herzegovina begins the slow process of joining the European Union, QCEA has published a paper arguing that little progress will be made until the EU better matches the security requirements it places upon Bosnia to the real needs of

EU accession process needs security rethink

As Bosnia-Herzegovina begins the slow process of joining the European Union, QCEA has published a paper arguing that little progress will be made until the EU better matches the security requirements it places upon Bosnia to the real needs of

New report on European Quakers’ response to forced migration

It has been said that Quakers have a simple faith in a complicated world. It is an experimental faith, a doing faith. Each generation has faced situations that have challenged their faith, and Quakers have responded according to their individual

New report on European Quakers’ response to forced migration

It has been said that Quakers have a simple faith in a complicated world. It is an experimental faith, a doing faith. Each generation has faced situations that have challenged their faith, and Quakers have responded according to their individual

A call for 2017 to be Europe’s year of civilian responses to insecurity

The European Union has focused much of 2016 responding to the fear of insecurity by reinforcing defence and military spending; I wish to show why a space should open in 2017 for the EU to strengthen its role as a

A call for 2017 to be Europe’s year of civilian responses to insecurity

The European Union has focused much of 2016 responding to the fear of insecurity by reinforcing defence and military spending; I wish to show why a space should open in 2017 for the EU to strengthen its role as a

The Children of Calais

~~ Kate McNally, QCEA Forced Migration Policy Volunteer, reflects on her recent experience at Calais and the children that are still there. I had the opportunity to spend some time at Calais at the beginning of this terrible week, when

The Children of Calais

~~ Kate McNally, QCEA Forced Migration Policy Volunteer, reflects on her recent experience at Calais and the children that are still there. I had the opportunity to spend some time at Calais at the beginning of this terrible week, when

QCEA 2017: Promoting Peace and Human Rights

Quakers from across Europe gathered at QCEA’s General Assembly last weekend. They finalised changes to how our organisation is governed, began to shape our new peace programme, and commissioned a second work programme promoting human rights. There was extensive discussion

QCEA 2017: Promoting Peace and Human Rights

Quakers from across Europe gathered at QCEA’s General Assembly last weekend. They finalised changes to how our organisation is governed, began to shape our new peace programme, and commissioned a second work programme promoting human rights. There was extensive discussion

QCEA needed more than ever

~~QCEA General Assembly member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on QCEA’s role after the UK referendum on membership of the European Union. The Brexit referendum resulted in a 52% – 48% decision that the UK will leave the EU.

QCEA needed more than ever

~~QCEA General Assembly member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on QCEA’s role after the UK referendum on membership of the European Union. The Brexit referendum resulted in a 52% – 48% decision that the UK will leave the EU.