ENAR works to put an end to racism and discrimination across Europe and make a real difference in ethnic and religious minorities’ lives.

Our mission is to achieve full equality, solidarity and well-being for all in Europe. We want to allow all members of society, whatever their skin colour, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, to participate and be included in society.

Our take on this ? We combat racism and discrimination based on colour, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, religion, culture, language or legal status.

We envision a vibrant and inclusive society and economy that embrace equality and diversity and the benefits of a racism-free Europe.

Unequal treatment and discrimination against people because of their skin colour, religion, culture, nationality, legal status or ethnicity result in poorer job opportunities and greater obstacles in accessing health, housing, education and services. Not to mention the more serious consequences of various forms of racism : physical and verbal violence against ethnic and religious minorities and migrants, which not only impact individuals but also entire communities.

These inequalities have a negative impact on the whole of society. Discriminating and excluding talented individuals result in a huge waste of talents and skills, especially at a time when we need to harness our collective full potential to get out of the present economic downturn.

We have decided not to let this go unchallenged : we break down structural barriers and policies that limit migrants’ and ethnic and religious minorities’ opportunities to participate fully in society and have, ultimately, a damaging impact on the well-being of all European residents.

Further reading

- ENAR’s Strategic Objectives 2015-17
- The reasons behind ENAR’s Strategic Objectives 2015-2017
- ENAR Annual Report 2015
- ENAR Statutes - Official version in French

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Diversity & representation in the EU



ENAR’s Equal@work Platform brings together businesses, social partners, NGOs, public authorities and academics committed to diversity and inclusion, to find solutions for the participation of ethnic minorities in the labour market.

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With the support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, the Open Society Foundations, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust