All projects of the QCEA are approved by the Council, of which British Committee is a member (along with representatives from other Quaker yearly meetings in Europe). One of the projects that is currently being undertaken is related to ‘Energy Conflict and Climate Change’; it is being funded in the main by a bequest made to the British Committee from the estate of HV Wyles.
Other QCEA work currently includes:-
– Working with the EPLO to encourage the EU to develop civilian capabilities and to cooperate with NGOs in crisis management, conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
– Exploring the situation of women in prison and their children, in cooperation with QPSW and QUNO-Geneva, and lobbying on these issues at the Council of Europe.
– Examining the effectiveness of conflict prevention in the development assistance from the EU to the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
– Examining the EU’s response to terrorism and making policy proposals for alternative approaches in this area.
Staff at Quaker House Brussels maintain an informative blog about their work and related matters: http://qceablog.wordpress.com
Some links to related organisations
- European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO): www.eplo.org
- Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) : www.hrdn.eu
- Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) European and Middle East Section (EMES): www.fwccemes.org
- Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), in Geneva and New York: www.quno.org
- American Friends Service Committee (AFSC): http://afsc.org
- Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), in USA: http://fcnl.org
- Canadian Friends Service Committee: http://quakerservice.ca