People of African descent experience widespread racism and discrimination across the EU and in all areas of life, including employment, education, policing and the criminal justice system. Recognising and addressing Afrophobia as a specific form of racism that affects people of African descent and Black Europeans is essential to ensure their inclusion in Europe. read more

Quick Facts

  • In Finland, unemployment rates are 3 times higher for people of African origin compared to the national average
  • In the United Kingdom, Black people are at least 6 times more likely to be stopped and searched than a white person
  • In Sweden, 17% of hate crimes targeted Black people in 2014


  • What is Afrophobia?
  • What is the situation for Black people in EU Member States?
  • What is the existing EU legislation on Afrophobia?

Our members’ work

Check out ENAR member organisations’ initiatives on Afrophobia at national and local level


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