The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is a network of European NGOs working to combat racism in all EU member states and represents more than 600 NGOs throughout the European Union.

ENAR is determined to fight racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, to promote equality of treatment between European Union citizens and third country nationals, and to link local/regional/national initiatives with European Union initiatives.

Legal form
Platform – collective of organisations
  • Act as the voice of the anti-racist movement and formulate positions on EU policies related to anti-racism and anti-discrimination.
  • Develop policy papers and recommendations in relation to EU legislation or initiatives.
  • Undertake collective lobbying actions.
  • Establish advocacy coalitions and partnerships with other European networks and organisations.
  • share and exchange ideas, experience and best practice between member organisations.
  • Inform member organisations about EU policy developments.
  • Encourage dialogue between civil society and the EU member states concerning the European political agenda related to anti-racism and anti-discrimination and its effects at national level.
  • Reinforce the capacity of ENAR members to deliver national policy objectives.
Main Activities

The ENAR’s programme of activities changes every year, in relation with new developments.

  • One of the most important network fighting against racism and discrimination: 600 organizations from all Europe.
  • ENAR wants to link initiatives of different levels: local, national, european level.
  • A yearly programme, taken in account the emergencies and the european developments.