European Network Against Racism

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European Network Against Racism
TypeNon-governmental organization
PurposeAnti-racism, civil rights
HeadquartersEuropean Union
Region served
European Union, Iceland

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is an EU-wide network of anti-racist NGOs. ENAR aims to end structural racism and discrimination and advocates for equality and solidarity for all in Europe. It connects local and national anti-racist NGOs throughout Europe and acts as an interface between its member organisations and the European institutions. It voices the concerns of ethnic and religious minorities in European and national policy debates.[1]

ENAR is funded by the European Union, the Open Society Foundations,[2] the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

Vision and mission[edit]

ENAR’s vision is of a society that guarantees equality for all and recognises the benefits of a diverse and racism-free Europe for European society and economy.

Its mission 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.

Areas of Work[edit]

The following are some of the fields in which ENAR works:

  • Racist crime and speech[3]
  • Employment[4]
  • Security and policing[5]
  • Equality data collection[6]
  • Migration and integration[7]
  • Specific forms of racism, including Afrophobia,[8] Antigypsyism,[9] Islamophobia[10] and Antisemitism[11]


Links with the Muslim Brotherhood[edit]

ENAR has been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood by MEP Frederique Ries,[12] a claim also extended to its member organization FEMYSO.[13][14] Michaël Privot, ENAR's Director, publicly admitted he had joined and then left the Muslim Brotherhood.[15]


ENAR members include a wide range of organisations, from grassroots to advocacy organisations, from information centres, to trade unions, to faith-based organisations.[16]


ENAR is an outcome of the 1997 European Year Against Racism. Between March and September 1998, more than 600 NGOs were involved in national and European round table consultations to discuss the viability of such a structure. The 1998 Constitutive Conference of the European Network Against Racism brought together more than 200 representatives of these organisations to draw up a common programme of action.

Member countries[edit]

NGOs in the following countries form the coalition:[17]


  1. ^ "About ENAR: Who we are". Archived from the original on 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  2. ^ "ENAR homepage". Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  3. ^ [1]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  4. ^ [2]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  5. ^ [3]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  6. ^ [4]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  7. ^ [5]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  8. ^ [6]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  9. ^ [7]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  10. ^ [8]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  11. ^ [9]. Retrieved 2020-10-26
  12. ^ "Written question - Allocation of EU funding to associations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood - E-008736/2015". (in Irish). Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  13. ^ "Les Frères musulmans refont surface au Tessin". Le Temps (in French). Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  14. ^ "UOIF, Frères musulmans, salafisme : le dessous des cartes". FIGARO (in French). 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  15. ^, La. ""L'islam a perdu le chemin vers Dieu"" (in French). Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  16. ^ Retrieved 2020-10-26. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ Member organisations by country. Retrieved 2017-06-01
  18. ^ Michael, Lucy (2015). "Afrophobia in Ireland" (PDF). European Network Against Racism. Ireland:

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