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

Casey Review: Is this really about ‘opportunity and integration’?

Monday 12 December 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Is the Casey Review a positive and progressive step along the road to social cohesion in the UK? Or is it just another 'pop' at Britain's Muslim communities and a missed opportunity? UKREN's Alan Anstead takes a look.

Labour can put race equality back on the political agenda

Thursday 1 December 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

The reports in August 2016 by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) which every five years reviews Britain’s record on race equality, and the major review of race equality by the EHRC highlighting growing racial inequality and rising hate crime since the EU referendum, is depressing reading.  Structural racism and social mobility are major issues in Britain.  Patrick Vernon writes about the Labour Party consultation on race equality and he invites and welcomes NGO input.

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.

Latest news

ECRI report on UK

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance published their monitoring report on the UK on 4 October.

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!

UKREN activities

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

UKREN seminar that examines 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.

Book places now.

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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

Thank you @MigrantsCentre @db_kristof @CST_UK for sharing your inspiring experiences and thoughts on tackling racial hate crime #nohateUK
@CST_UK We need police to be transparent in sharing their data reporting hate crime #nohateUK
@CST_UK Example of best UK practice @true_vision_hc to report and fight hate crime #nohateUK
@CST_UK "There is often a gap between countries legislating Human Rights acts and practice on the streets" #nohateUK
@MigrantsCentre It is crucial that police and NGOs work together to increase the reporting and management of hate crime #nohateUK
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