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

Operation Nexus: Is it illegally forcing EU nationals out of the UK?

Wednesday 11 May 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

The insidious expansion of immigration enforcement activities into other areas of public life is becoming an increasing menace to the human and legal rights of many migrant communities. Operation Nexus is an example of what is going and we set out the reasons why its steady creep needs to be checked. 

There is no Utopia: a critical choice for referendum voters

Friday 22 April 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

The upcoming referendum poses a critical choice for voters. June 23rd offers a choice between two possible tactics: is reform or withdrawal the best way to achieve transnational democracy?

Playing at violence

Wednesday 30 March 2016
Category: General
Posted by: admin

I've recently found myself observing people taking small children to the cinema, whilst working from my laptop in a local cinema's cafe. Yesterday, a man brought his child into the cafe, and the child proceeded to run around brandishing a toy gun and pretending to shoot people.

Latest news

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.

Ensuring Justice for Hate Crime Victims

THE EU Fundamental Rights Agency publish a practitioners guide to combating hate crime.

May Day police repression of Paris protests

Yesterday, riot police in Paris were heavy-handed in their repression of protests against proposed changes to labour laws.

UKREN activities

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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Whose Europe?

On 23rd June 2016, British citizens and qualifying Commonwealth and Republic of Ireland citizens will have a chance to vote on Britain's continued membership to the European Union (EU).

In light of this, on 6th April 2016 in London, UKREN is holding a panel discussion 'Whose Europe?' to explore the referendum question. 

So far, much of the debate has been about politics, security, business and jobs. The rights of individuals, and especially for Black and Ethnic Minority people, have not been part of the debate. We want to change that by giving a platform for Black and Ethnic Minority activists to debate the advantages and disadvantages of EU membership. 

We hope you'll join us! Book a free place

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C.O.N.T.A.C.T

UKREN is a partner in a ten country EU project to increase understanding of hate crime and reporting incidents. Project website with online reporting tool is at reporthate.eu.

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Good Practice Plus

UKREN in partnership with NICEM, Migrants Centre Belfast, Police Service Northern Ireland and the Finnish Ministry of Interior is implementing a project to train, mentor and share best practice among police forces in combating hate crime and working with communities. More information.....

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UKREN tweets

#Leeds based & interested in #EURef #Brexit? Join our free debate at @Carriagewrx 2Jun, focusing on BAME community: https://t.co/CoDheXulKU
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