Category Archives: Peace

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

How can the media contribute to building peace in Syria?

On Wednesday 6 June, QCEA and YPFP co-organised a policy discussion at Quaker House on The Role of the Media as a Peacebuilding Tool in Syria. It was the second in a series of events linking peacebuilding tools with geographic

How can the media contribute to building peace in Syria?

On Wednesday 6 June, QCEA and YPFP co-organised a policy discussion at Quaker House on The Role of the Media as a Peacebuilding Tool in Syria. It was the second in a series of events linking peacebuilding tools with geographic

Building Peace Together relevant to EU plans

We’ve had lots of feedback since publishing Building Peace Together on February 20. Many have said that it is a timely input into debates on how peacebuilding can be used to address violent conflict, rather than traditional interventions. Two years

Building Peace Together relevant to EU plans

We’ve had lots of feedback since publishing Building Peace Together on February 20. Many have said that it is a timely input into debates on how peacebuilding can be used to address violent conflict, rather than traditional interventions. Two years

Opportunities for the EU to build long-term peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina

What is happening? On Monday March 5, QCEA and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) held the first of a series of events that link peacebuilding with geographic case studies. This one looked at the role of the EU in

Opportunities for the EU to build long-term peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina

What is happening? On Monday March 5, QCEA and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) held the first of a series of events that link peacebuilding with geographic case studies. This one looked at the role of the EU in

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

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

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

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