Posts Tagged: Peace

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

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

Decision time: Will Europe divert public money to the arms trade?

In December 2013 the governments of the 28 countries in the EU unanimously agreed that supporting their national arms manufacturers was a priority. The idea was proposed initially in response to the economic crisis, but it was quickly supported by

Decision time: Will Europe divert public money to the arms trade?

In December 2013 the governments of the 28 countries in the EU unanimously agreed that supporting their national arms manufacturers was a priority. The idea was proposed initially in response to the economic crisis, but it was quickly supported by

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

Spotlight on the EU arms industry

QCEA has recently published an information sheet in four languages, providing facts about the EU arms industry. Did you know…? The manufacture and sale of arms is a multi-billion-euro industry. The EU has an official policy, agreed at a summit

Spotlight on the EU arms industry

QCEA has recently published an information sheet in four languages, providing facts about the EU arms industry. Did you know…? The manufacture and sale of arms is a multi-billion-euro industry. The EU has an official policy, agreed at a summit

Rejecting violence and embracing our neighbours

The recent murders in Paris were intended to provoke a military reaction that could be used to attract vulnerable people to Daesh’s violent ideology. It was an attempt to divide communities, but one that each of us has the power

Rejecting violence and embracing our neighbours

The recent murders in Paris were intended to provoke a military reaction that could be used to attract vulnerable people to Daesh’s violent ideology. It was an attempt to divide communities, but one that each of us has the power

An EU military operation to thwart refugees

The EU is using warships to seize the boats that refugees are using to sail from Libya to Europe. This joint military operation was launched in June 2015, and was originally called “EUNAVFOR MED”. It has since been given a

An EU military operation to thwart refugees

The EU is using warships to seize the boats that refugees are using to sail from Libya to Europe. This joint military operation was launched in June 2015, and was originally called “EUNAVFOR MED”. It has since been given a

EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

Much militarisation, little transparency

The EU’s security and defence policy was up for review on 25–26 June 2015, when the heads of government of the 28 EU Member States gathered in Brussels for a summit meeting (known as a European Council meeting). This is

Much militarisation, little transparency

The EU’s security and defence policy was up for review on 25–26 June 2015, when the heads of government of the 28 EU Member States gathered in Brussels for a summit meeting (known as a European Council meeting). This is