The UK Race and Europe Network (UKREN) is a network of local and national organisations across Great Britain and Northern Ireland that work to combat race discrimination within a European context. It does this through sharing information between members and co-ordinating action on race equality issues. It aims to provide policy makers with a UK civil society perspective on European race equality issues and to encourage a positive public debate on race in Europe. Membership is open to organisations in the UK who fight racism and promote race equality. It is free to join.

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Ethnicity facts and figures

Wednesday 18 October 2017
Category: General
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The government published data on disparities between different ethnic groups across a range of indicators. This article suggests what NGOs can do to improve the situation, something that has existed for years.

The tail that wags the dog?

Thursday 5 October 2017
Category: General
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This article will examine whether an anti-immigration rhetoric by the UK government and politicians reported in the news media contributed to a spike in hate crime during the two month period after the EU referendum in June 2016 (the dog that wags the tail), or whether it was the anti-migrant stance in UK tabloid newspapers that resulted in parliamentarians copying, believing this to be the opinion of the electorate (the tail that wags the dog).

Ratna Lachman, racial justice leader

Monday 24 July 2017
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Ratna Lachman, racial justice leader, Director of JUST and a Triustee of UKREN, sadly passed away on 23 July. This is my personal piece about her.

Latest news

How can we tackle prejudice and discrimination?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have been investigating the links between prejudicial attitudes and unlawful discriminatory behavior. They have been researching what anti-prejudice interventions work and how we can successfully evaluate these interventions. Take a look at their website: www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/prejudice-and-unlawful-behaviour

A manifesto for race equality in Britain

Britain is at a crossroads on race equality, Brexit, immigration and identity. A coalition of race equality organisations has drawn up a plan to put fairness and equal life chances for Britain’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. So that we can all face future challenges together, equally. Read the manifestyo here: https://www.raceequality2017.org.uk

'Great Repeal Bill' should not be used to avoid parliamentary scrutiny

On 8 March, the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords proposed new measures to safeguard the rights of Parliament as the process of Brexit gets underway. 

New EU Commission plans on returns and detention will create more harm and suffering

Bowing down to political pressure to be “tough” on irregular migration, the European Commission has turned its back on the full implementation of human rights safeguards in its Returns’ Directive and is actively pushing member states to lower the bar.


UKREN activities

Race Inequality

Following on from the UK government's audit of public services to expose gaps on race equality, UKREN is organising roundtable discussions in Lambeth, Sheffield, Bristol and Rotherham. Please do attend if you are interested in reducing the inequality. Details of the discussion via the link to each city.


Dealing with hate crime

UKREN has published an e-book guide for victims of hate crime and for NGO's helping victims. A culmination of work on ENAR and Home Office supported projects. Download the e-book here.


UKREN AGM and UK launch of ENAR's report on migration and racism

UKREN held its Annual General Meeting together with the UK launch of the European Network Against Racism’s (ENAR) shadow report on migration and racism, on the afternoon of Thursday 4 May in London. The report can be found here.


Cities and Communities: alternative approaches to combating race and religious hate

UKREN seminar that examined successful approaches to how cities and communities can prevent hate crime, increase reporting of incidents and better protect victims. Speakers include a community advocate from Northern Ireland, a police commissioner from Antwerp, a director of a highly successful community organisation, a big city and a small city.


UKREN tweets

Dominic Grieve expects climbdown over post-Brexit human rights law: https://t.co/UPsTDzZwaC
.@MigrantsSupport .@Europia_UK Pls RT. Thanks! https://t.co/DBgaDuFkft
.@star_bristol, we’re in Bristol on Wednesday to hear about race inequalities in the area. We would love to hear wh… https://t.co/1mvLJ7c6K6
.@bristolbhn, we’re in Bristol on Wednesday to hear about race inequalities in the area. We would love to hear what you have to say!
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