Security & policing

Some counter-terrorism measures and policing practices can be discriminatory and are having a disproportionate and damaging impact on ethnic and religious minorities and migrants in Europe. We need fair security and policing policies grounded in human rights, equality and long term social inclusion. read more

Quick Facts

  • Black people are stopped by police at 6 times the rate of White people in the United Kingdom and Asians at almost twice the rate of Whites
  • In Granada, Spain, Roma are 12 times more likely to be stopped than White people
  • 79 % of border guards at EU airports rate ethnicity as a helpful indicator for recognising persons attempting to enter the country in an irregular manner


  • What is ethnic profiling?
  • Is ethnic profiling effective?
  • What is the impact of discriminatory policing practices?

Our members’ work

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

Research on the impact of counter-terrorism

ENAR is conducting research on the impact of counter-terrorism measures on groups at risk of racism.

Dialogue about Radicalisation & Equality

ENAR is a partner of the DARE research project that investigates how young people respond to messages and agents of radicalisation.


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