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

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.

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.

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.

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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

RT @CS_Survey: Hi @UKRENtweets At a time of rising hate crime we're really interested in your followers' views. Pls cd you retweet? https:/…
Lord Kerr (drafted Art 50) said PM rejection of ECJ role is crucial issue “how can you play if you will not accept the referee’s decision?”
NHS youth hackathon seeks BAME 14 -17 yr olds in London to be health champions. See: https://t.co/pJv3REhkGi @HealthyLDN
Independent hate crime/speech reporting site for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities in UK:… https://t.co/8XqO6MKpaF
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