About UKREN

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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UKREN blog

Listen to #UKRENspeaks: the podcast!

Friday 26 August 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Our pilot 'summer holiday' episode of #UKRENspeaks explores race discrimination in the holiday rental market, the rights of EU mobile citizens post-Brexit, and more.

10 (end of) summer reads written by BAME women/women of colour

Tuesday 23 August 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

September is almost upon us, and the warm weather seems to be sticking around. We've put together 10 brilliant fiction novels written by Black/Asian/minority ethnic (BAME)/women of colour; perfect novels to get lost in on a sunny afternoon.

Hate crime policy: a change or business as usual?

Tuesday 16 August 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

One immediate outcome of the EU referendum result was a significant increase in incidents of hate crime, principally racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic hate incidents. The police state around 6,200 such incidents in England and Wales were reported to them in the month of July, over twice last year’s July figure. Even celebrities like the BBC’s Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain have said they have been subjected to racial abuse.

Latest news

Causes & motivations of hate crime

The Equality and Human Rights Comission publish a research report on the causes and motivations of hate crime.

CERD Shadow Report

The UK will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in August 2016. A number of NGOs (including UKREN) have worked together under the Runnymede Trust's leadership, to produce a shadow report. This can be downloaded here.

Our top London #RefugeeWeek picks!

In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. We have put together our top picks from this year's programme!

Report to reveal 'triple penalty' for Muslim women in Europe

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) will publish its report on Islamophobia and women tomorrow (Thursday 26th May).

UKREN activities

UKREN seeks project intern

UKREN seeks a project intern fomr November 2016 to April 2017. Paid internship. Details here.

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Home Affairs Committee inquiry on hate crime


UKREN made a joint submission with Migrants' Rights Network to the Home Affairs Committee's inquiry on hate crime and its consequences. Submission here.

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EU residence inquiry

UKREN made a joint submission with Migrants' Rights Network to a British Future-led cross party inquiry on the residence status of EU nationals in the UK. Submission here.

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UKREN tweets

UKREN is recruiting a paid project intern. Details here: https://t.co/r2lYY5WT01 Deadline 23 Sep. Pls pass to anyone who might be interested
Mark Ansell BBC video report on Slovak Roma in Sheffield and Rotherham and racism and Brexit: https://t.co/DnbTFdj6Tq Well worth watching
UK govt puts up court fee costs of immigration tribunals for asylum seekers by 500%. Law Centres Network says fee rises “disgraceful”
OECD study found that 58% of people with foreign-born parents go to higher education compared with 46% of those with British-born parents.
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