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

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.


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.



UKREN tweets

Happy #Bankholiday to UK workers! We invite you to sit back, unwind & listen to our new podcast: https://t.co/VkKCtMeMJz #UKRENspeaks
#throwback: we asked #BAME & #migrant people: What does the #EU mean to you? Let us know your thoughts #WhoseEurope! https://t.co/80LruHfzV8
RT @migrants_rights: Judging from this it seems that racism never takes a holiday... Listen and learn.... https://t.co/xj2cSjsLKi
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