ENAR is the only pan-European anti-racism network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe. The organisation was set up in 1998 by grassroots activists on a mission to achieve legal changes at European level and make decisive progress towards racial equality in all EU Member States. Since then, ENAR has grown and achieved a great deal.
ENAR works to put an end to structural racism and discrimination across Europe and make a real difference in ethnic and religious minorities’ lives.
Our vision is for a Europe where there is full equality, solidarity and well-being for all, citizens and residents.
We envision a vibrant and inclusive society and economy that embrace equality and diversity and the benefits of a racism-free Europe.
Our overall aim is to end structural racism in the European Union and to build structures, institutions and attitudes based on race equality and equal distribution of power, privileges and rights.
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. Racially motivated physical and verbal violence against ethnic and religious minorities and migrants 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.
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