The UK Race and Europe Network (UKREN) is the only national network engaged in a two-way information exchange on race equality between the UK and Europe.
UKREN was established in 1996 by a group of six leading UK anti-racist organisations to raise awareness of the importance of European Union legislation and policy for UK-based organisations working on race equality and discrimination issues.
Today, UKREN is a UK-wide network of 160 predominantly non-governmental organisations interested in combating racism at a local, national or European level.
Since its inception, UKREN has taken a leading role in ensuring that local and national UK organisations are kept informed of the latest European developments in policy, legislation and current affairs in the fields of anti-racism, anti-discrimination, equality, social inclusion, migration, human rights, and religion. It aims to provide policy makers with a UK civil society perspective on European race equality issues and to encourage a positive public debate on race in Europe. Membership is open to organisations in the UK who fight racism and promote race equality. It is free to join.