Who we are
UKREN is a national network of UK non-governmental organisations interested in combating racism in Europe.
Since its inception, Runnymede has held the secretariat of UKREN. The secretariat take care of the everyday running of UKREN's activities, facilitating the network, keeping our members up to date through our newsletters, website resources, twitter, producing briefing papers and publications, organising events and maintaining our relationship with the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). Contact the UKREN secretariat
UKREN is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and we are grateful to them for their continued support.
Our members consist of 145 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) interested in combating racism. Our member organisations work in a range of areas including anti-racism, anti-discrimination, equality, social inclusion, human rights, migration and religion. UKREN members range from small community-based organisation to larger charities, trade unions and academic departments. Join us and become a member today
Our Steering Committee consists of an elected body of 11 representatives of non-governmental organisations from across the UK. The Committee meets three times a year and helps to guide the strategic direction of UKREN's work, and advise and support the Secretariat on the basis of their particular area of expertise.
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR), the voice of the anti-racist movement in Europe, is a network of European NGOs working to combat racism in Europe and represents more than 700 NGOs throughout the EU. ENAR has National Coordinations in all EU countries, and UKREN acts as the UK branch of ENAR. UKREN's close relationship to ENAR means that we are able to relay information from ENAR to a UK audience as well as channeling the views of our UK members back to ENAR.
The two UK representatives on the board of ENAR are Sarah Isal and Wilf Sullivan. Sarah Isal is also the Treasurer of ENAR.
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