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

Zero hours, no relief: precarious work in Britain's capital

Thursday 28 July 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Byron Hamburgers Limited’s decision to call staff into work under the guise of a training session, and to then promptly shop them all to the Home Office has been met with wide-reaching public outcry.

8 Things You (As An Ally) Can Do To Combat Racism And Xenophobia

Monday 18 July 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Post-Brexit, many people, especially those who are less likely to be the targets of incidents of racism and xenophobia are asking: “what can I do to help?”.

PREVENT: A ‘chilling effect’ on free speech in schools

Thursday 14 July 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Rights Watch UK’s new landmark report (‘Preventing Education’) sheds light on the disturbing impact of one pillar of the UK government’s ‘counter-terrorism’ policy: Prevent.

Latest news

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).

UK hosts 'most diverse' TV BAFTA awards

The UK's BAFTA (British Academy Television Awards) last night boasted the most 'diverse' line-up the organisation has ever seen, according to BAFTA Chair Anne Morrison.

UKREN activities

Should we Stay or Should we Go?

On 2nd June 2016, Just West Yorkshire and the UK Race Europe Network (UKREN) held an EU Referendum panel discussion- Should We Stay or Should We Go?- at Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds. We wanted to focus on issues important to BME communities and young people from a social justice and anti-racist perspective to counter the mainly partisan tenor of the public debate thus far.

Read Just West Yorkshire's report here, and UKREN's blog post about the discussion 'There Will be no Armageddon' here.

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Whose Europe: the video

Watch our three minute video on what Europe means to these Black and Ethnic Minority people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyO6znRzru4. And if you only have one minute, here's our trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gq4RlOVjFo. Please share the videos if you like them.

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UKREN tweets

RT @La_Cowan: I wrote some words for @UKRENtweets about #BoycottByron and precarious #ZeroHour contracts: https://t.co/gW7ylBFuoX
Up on the blog: '#ZeroHours, No Relief: Precarious Work in Britain's Capital' Pls RT @unitetheunion @IanBFAWU https://t.co/LtWFbTfxsv
RT @JUSTWYorkshire: https://t.co/p4gy10A1iv Action Against Hate, the gvmt plan 4 hate crime, is not an effective strategy to reduce race ha…
Up on the blog: 'Zero Hours, No Relief: Precarious Work in Britain's Capital' https://t.co/ZyEKXhYsAF #BoycottByron #workersrights
Govt #ActionAgainstHate plan seeks to "give young people&teachers the tools to tackle hatred and prejudice"...start by abolishing #PREVENT?
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