ENAR Chair Karen Taylor speaks at the EU Anti-Racism Summit

| 19.03.2021

ENAR Chair, Karen Taylor, delivers a speech at the inaugural EU Anti-Racism Summit during the panel: The European Anti-Racism Action Plan– From words to action. The aim of the panel is to discuss what challenges and structural discrimination racialised people face in the EU

Read more

Reflections on allyship

| 24.02.2021

A prominent reason, I have been told, as to why current demands for ‘racial’ equality are different is because now White people are joining in in large numbers too. In short, Black people now have White allies. As a non-White person I have mixed feelings about this, going backwards and forwards between a sense of hope and frustration. This short piece was written at the outset of the most recent Black Lives Matter movement to try and make sense of this tension.

Read more

Intersectionality at the heart of working on violence against women and girls

ENAR network | 3.11.2020 By Zlakha Ahmed

As a survivor led and survivor responsive organisation, whose mission is to provide safety and support to women and girls from non-white communities who are facing issues of violence and abuse, intersectionality has been be at the heart of the work Apna Haq does.

Read more

Social media extremism can be “asymptomatic”

| 27.07.2020 By Mark Dechesne

A large scale European study of current right-wing and Islamist extremism on Twitter shows that many online contributions fall under the radar of law enforcement or social media’s own standards to remove hateful content from their platforms. To address these challenges, effective policies should aim to balance inclusiveness and prevention of extremist acts.

Read more

‘We Demand Justice for George Floyd’ – An Open Letter

Structural racism | 3.06.2020 By

An open letter by Fatima Zaman and Yasmine Ouirhrane, undersigned by ’the Collective of Voices’, an international group of activists, journalists and supporters of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Read more

Corona Diaries: Voices from the ENAR network

ENAR network | 29.05.2020 By

The Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating structural racism and inequalities in society, with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups bearing the brunt of its impact.

Many ENAR members are doing their part to ensure that solidarity and justice are upheld. Read their ongoing concerns about the main emergencies during this crisis and their initiatives to move forward.

Read more


About This Blog

The ENAR blog aims to stimulate debate on anti-racism, racial equality, and key issues impacting ethnic and religious minorities and migrants. It is a space open for respectful debate, discussion and ideas on race and racism-related issues in Europe and beyond.

The blog does not necessarily reflect the policy or position of ENAR or its members.

If you wish to submit an article for the ENAR blog, please contact nabil@enar-eu.org.

Follow this blog

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