Category Archives: Peace

France and UK: Govern with Truth not Trump tactics

Last week the British government proposed a free speech law to address what they described as the “chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring”. Anyone who might reasonably consider themselves to have been denied a platform for their

France and UK: Govern with Truth not Trump tactics

Last week the British government proposed a free speech law to address what they described as the “chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring”. Anyone who might reasonably consider themselves to have been denied a platform for their

Vaccine solidarity – the key to protecting human lives and the global economy

The pandemic is a chance for us to come together as humans I truly believe that the current Covid-19 pandemic, not unlike the climate crisis can be seen as a chance as well as a test for humanity. Will we

Vaccine solidarity – the key to protecting human lives and the global economy

The pandemic is a chance for us to come together as humans I truly believe that the current Covid-19 pandemic, not unlike the climate crisis can be seen as a chance as well as a test for humanity. Will we

Projects to develop new weaponry profit main arms exporters and are not properly “ethically-assessed”

In 2014, the EU co-legislators (Council and Parliament) adopted a pilot project for military research worth €1.5 million. In the following years the budget dedicated to military research and development (R&D) increased exponentially: from half a billion Euro in 2017-2019,

Projects to develop new weaponry profit main arms exporters and are not properly “ethically-assessed”

In 2014, the EU co-legislators (Council and Parliament) adopted a pilot project for military research worth €1.5 million. In the following years the budget dedicated to military research and development (R&D) increased exponentially: from half a billion Euro in 2017-2019,

Walking the long road to gender inclusivity and peace

Clémence Buchet-Couzy, QCEA At QCEA I follow and seek to influence the latest policy developments, but we are an organisation that is aware of the work we have done in our previous decades, and are we are able to learn

Walking the long road to gender inclusivity and peace

Clémence Buchet-Couzy, QCEA At QCEA I follow and seek to influence the latest policy developments, but we are an organisation that is aware of the work we have done in our previous decades, and are we are able to learn

Unethical and amoral. How the EU weapons programme neglects human rights

Bram Vranken, Vredesactie In the coming years, the European Union will spend billions of euros on the research and development of military equipment through the European Defence Fund. This poses fundamental ethical, legal and societal questions. Despite the issues at

Unethical and amoral. How the EU weapons programme neglects human rights

Bram Vranken, Vredesactie In the coming years, the European Union will spend billions of euros on the research and development of military equipment through the European Defence Fund. This poses fundamental ethical, legal and societal questions. Despite the issues at

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 2)

[Catch-up with Part 1 here] The interconnectedness of things: Why we need to have a holistic approach to security If there’s one lesson we’ve learned – or should have learned – from this pandemic, it is that no problem can

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 2)

[Catch-up with Part 1 here] The interconnectedness of things: Why we need to have a holistic approach to security If there’s one lesson we’ve learned – or should have learned – from this pandemic, it is that no problem can

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 1)

Real security – lessons from Covid-19 Every second year for several decades Eurosatory – the world’s biggest arms fair – has been held in Paris. But not in 2020. Despite the event’s impressive array of fabulously rich backers, this biennial

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 1)

Real security – lessons from Covid-19 Every second year for several decades Eurosatory – the world’s biggest arms fair – has been held in Paris. But not in 2020. Despite the event’s impressive array of fabulously rich backers, this biennial

Peacebuilding in Europe: No Social Justice, No Peace

I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with and for stakeholders within the peacebuilding sector. My interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding work has always been rooted in its acknowledgement and starting assumptions of complexity and nuance.

Peacebuilding in Europe: No Social Justice, No Peace

I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with and for stakeholders within the peacebuilding sector. My interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding work has always been rooted in its acknowledgement and starting assumptions of complexity and nuance.

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

Sowing the seeds of peace in Ukraine

QCEA’s Peace Programme Assistant Clémence Buchet–Couzy saw peace education in action on a recent visit to Ukraine, a country which has been defined by violent conflict in recent years. Here’s her account of the experience. On November 21-23 I was

Sowing the seeds of peace in Ukraine

QCEA’s Peace Programme Assistant Clémence Buchet–Couzy saw peace education in action on a recent visit to Ukraine, a country which has been defined by violent conflict in recent years. Here’s her account of the experience. On November 21-23 I was