On this page you can find a range of UKREN publications, including briefing papers on European policy developments, reports of UKREN seminars and shadow reports on racism in the UK.
For the European Network Against Racism's various publications on racism in Europe, please consult the publications page of the ENAR website
UKREN briefing paper 'People of African Descent in Europe' June 2012
This briefing paper looks at the current situation facing people of African descent in the European Union, presenting key statistics relating to the Black populations of Europe and information on the extent to which Black people continue to face racial discrimination on both the continent and in the UK.
Written by Klara Schmitz.
UKREN briefing paper ‘Social Inclusion for migrants and ethnic minorities: Is the UK meeting its European obligations?’ November 2011
This briefing paper assesses the extent to which the UK’s National Reform Programme meets Europe 2020’s social inclusion targets on employment, education and poverty.
Written by Sarah Isal, Klara Schmitz and Hannah Cooper.
Written by Sarah Isal and Klara Schmitz. This report provides an
assessment of trends and patterns in racist violence and harassment in the UK.
UKREN Briefing Paper 'Europe 2020 Agenda: Implications for race equality and migrant rights in the UK' December 2010
This briefing paper discusses the new European economic and social inclusion strategy for 2010-2020, ‘Europe 2020: A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’, as well as its implications for race equality and migrant rights in the UK.
UKREN Briefing Paper 'The EU Stockholm Programme: What implications for immigration, asylum and integration?' July 2010
This briefing paper explores the implications of the Stockholm Programme for the integration of immigrants in the UK.
UKREN Briefing Summary of the ENAR Report 'The Lisbon Treaty: What implications for anti-racism?' March 2010
This briefing summarises the ENAR report, highlights what has changed under The Lisbon Treaty and what new mechanisms have been created that NGOs can use to combat racism and discrimination.
UKREN Roundtable Report - Positive Action in Theory and Practice: Experiences from the UK and Europe 2009
This report presents the findings of a UKREN Roundtable in March 2009 which discussed the role of positive action in addressing discrimination with a range of speakers from equality organisations, local authorities, businesses and academia.
This report presents proceedings from UKREN’s Second Council Meeting, held in November 2008, at which members discuss the future of UKREN’s work.
Written by Jessica Mai Sims & Kim Vanderaa.
This briefing paper gives an update on the Proposal for a New Goods and Services Anti-Discrimination Directive to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, religion or belief and sexual orientation in goods and services.
Seven years after the World Conference against Racism this Briefing Note outlines the progress and challenges that have occurred and looks at the preparations for the Durban Review Conference against Racism in April 2009.
This paper was published with the support of The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust on behalf of the Network of European Foundations and examines the impact of the European Integration Agenda on UK policy following a seminar held in March 2007.
Written by Sarah Isal and Sharon Yemoh.
Written by Sarah Isal and Katalin Halasz.
This report follows a UKREN seminar held in January 2006 on the 2005
disturbances in France. The first part outlines speaker contributions from Tariq Ramadan, Sarah Spencer, Anna Visser and Joy Warmington. The second section then focuses on seminar discussions on themes including Islamophobia, ethnic monitoring, ‘blame culture’ and the role of integration in the uprisings.
This briefing paper, produced for the seminar on 'Counter Terrorism and Racism', which took place in Huddersfield on 15 May 2006, explores the impact of EU and UK counter terrorism policy on BME communities. The paper summarises the key anti-terrorism provisions emerging from the UK and the EU and highlights concerns around the links between the counter-terrorism agenda and racism.
This report follows a UKREN roundtable held in July 2006 with young
Muslims from 6 EU member states, to discuss the development of a Citizenship
Toolkit, to be used by Muslim youth workers and leaders.
This briefing paper, prepared for a roundtable discussion in October 2006,
introduces ‘The European Year of Equal Opportunities for All 2007’. It explains
the objectives of the year, why it is relevant and how it will be implemented
in the UK.
This is a report of a UKREN seminar in February 2004 on the rise of the extreme
right in Europe. The report presents the on the threat from far right racist
parties in other parts of Europe and how civil society and UK race equality
NGOs can organise resistance to the rise of extreme right movements in the UK.
This leaflet provides information on UKREN, outlining what UKREN is, how it works and what it seeks to achieve. (October 2004)
Overcoming Racism (Why a European perspective is crucial)
A UKREN analysis of the relevance of European policy for UK race equality organisations (October 2004).
For a hard copy of this leaflet please contact the UKREN Secretariat, email@example.com
This report, from a UKREN Roundtable in March 2001, provides information
about developments in racism, antidiscrimination and immigration and asylum
policies at a European level. It includes information on Immigration &
Asylum Policy, Race Relations legislation and policy and the UN World
Conference against Racism.
This report, which was commissioned by the Home Office for the government to take to the World Conference against Racism (2001), provides a range of information concerning World Conference against Racism, bringing together the views, concerns and priorities of NGOs and CBOs in order to communicate them to the UK Government. (July 2001).
World Conference Against Racism 2001
Preparation for and follow-up to the World Conference Against Racism which took place in South Africa in August-September 2001:
- WCAR Briefing Note 1 (pdf 51kb)
- WCAR Briefing Note 2 (pdf 26kb)
- WCAR Briefing Note 3 (pdf 25kb)
- WCAR Briefing Note 4 (pdf 26kb)
- WCAR Briefing Note 5 (pdf 35kb)
- WCAR Briefing Note 6 (pdf 31kb)
This paper outlines proposals from the European Commission for combating discrimination (published with the Commission for Racial Equality - May 2000).
This report contains the minutes of a meeting to discuss and adopt a constitution for UKREN and to debate European policy issues linked to race equality (May 2000).