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The pandemic is no excuse for torture

In late May, the NGO No Name Kitchen reported that a group of boys seeking sanctuary in Europe had been found by the Slovenian police just after crossing the border from Croatia. A 16-year-old boy told the organisation that soon

The pandemic is no excuse for torture

In late May, the NGO No Name Kitchen reported that a group of boys seeking sanctuary in Europe had been found by the Slovenian police just after crossing the border from Croatia. A 16-year-old boy told the organisation that soon

No-one left behind: The rhetoric and reality of keeping our supermarkets stocked

“This is the worst place I have ever lived in”, Karidioula Kession a 32-year-old Ivorian man told the Spanish newspaper El País. Karidioula arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 2016. “If I told my family I lived here

No-one left behind: The rhetoric and reality of keeping our supermarkets stocked

“This is the worst place I have ever lived in”, Karidioula Kession a 32-year-old Ivorian man told the Spanish newspaper El País. Karidioula arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 2016. “If I told my family I lived here

Renaissance possibilities for all: Universal Basic Income

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, European governments are having to consider policies that they would have previously dismissed or even ridiculed. Neville Keery shares his view on one such issue. Neville is a Quaker from Ireland, and a founding

Renaissance possibilities for all: Universal Basic Income

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, European governments are having to consider policies that they would have previously dismissed or even ridiculed. Neville Keery shares his view on one such issue. Neville is a Quaker from Ireland, and a founding

A moment of surprise

Lena Hofmaier studied political science and European studies and is currently undertaking a work placement at QCEA. She is supporting our human rights programme and is mainly working on human rights violations related to EU policy in Libya. Back at

A moment of surprise

Lena Hofmaier studied political science and European studies and is currently undertaking a work placement at QCEA. She is supporting our human rights programme and is mainly working on human rights violations related to EU policy in Libya. Back at

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

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

Educating detained refugee and migrant children

Paul Holdsworth is an education policy expert and a member of the QCEA General Assembly QCEA’s recent report “Child Immigration Detention in Europe” notes that among the many negative experiences suffered by detained migrant children is a lack of opportunities

Educating detained refugee and migrant children

Paul Holdsworth is an education policy expert and a member of the QCEA General Assembly QCEA’s recent report “Child Immigration Detention in Europe” notes that among the many negative experiences suffered by detained migrant children is a lack of opportunities