Vision and mission

ENAR works to end 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 want to allow all members of society, whatever their skin colour, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, to participate and be included in society.

Our 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.

We envision a vibrant and inclusive society and economy that embrace equality and diversity and the benefits of a racism-free Europe.

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. Not to mention the more serious consequences of various forms of racism : physical and verbal violence against ethnic and religious minorities and migrants, which not only impact individuals but also entire communities.

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.

Further reading

- ENAR’s theory of change 2018-2021
- ENAR Annual Report 2016
- ENAR Statutes - Official version in French

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