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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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

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

UKREN seeks project intern

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


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.


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.



UKREN tweets

Touched by story of Elizabeth Anionwu. Perhaps as my grandparents were Irish & I spent three years in West Africa: https://t.co/W3vPcTa21r
19 Oct event to discuss report on human rights impact of Prevent counter-extremism in the health and education: https://t.co/V42Ex2Y6oB
CPS update guidance to help prosecutors identify and effectively prosecute hate crime on social media: https://t.co/v6hPZB1w09
‘Stop hate crimes by guaranteeing EU migrant rights’ ex-Cabinet Minister tells Theresa May: https://t.co/0zWTaho0fk
ECRI report on UK damns intolerant political discourse on immigration and racist tabloid media for rise in racism: https://t.co/a7u8t7CUlw
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