Briefing Papers - Europe

The only comprehensive digest of Europe’s changing climate of racism, with reports on asylum and immigration policy, the challenge to multiculturalism and the erosion of civil liberties.

March 31, 2015

Briefing Paper no. 10

The briefing paper, Unwanted, Unnoticed: an audit of 160 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe, by Reem Abu-Hayyeh and Frances Webber, documents the asylum and immigration-related deaths of migrants in Europe over the past five years. 

September 4, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 9

Sweden's counter-extremism model and the stigmatising of anti-racism critiques the Swedish model of countering the far Right and asks why Sweden's ministry of justice is increasingly at loggerheads with a younger generation's anti-racist values.

September 3, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 8

Exit from White Supremacism: the accountability gap within Europe’s de-radicalisation programmes highlights issues with European Exit programmes.

July 11, 2013

Briefing Paper no. 7

From pillar to post: pan-European racism and the Roma documents a growing tide of hostility against Europe’s Romani communities.

April 4, 2013

Briefing Paper no. 6

State intelligence agencies and the far Right: A review of developments in Germany, Hungary and Austria examines the security services’ approach to the far Right and finds that far from clamping down on growing fascism, some of the tactics of security services are enhancing conditions for its growth.

June 15, 2012

Pedlars of Hate: the violent impact of the European far Right

Brings together over 100 cases, mostly from EU countries, but also Switzerland and Norway, which documents patterns of violence, from the peddling of hate online and the drawing up of lists of ‘national traitors’, to violence, arson and murder on the streets, and the stockpiling of weapons in preparation for ‘race war’.

September 1, 2011

Briefing Paper no. 5

Breivik, the conspiracy theory and the Oslo massacre provides the background and context of the extreme and aberrant actions of Anders Behring Breivik, perpetrator of a gruesome massacre on 22 July which claimed the lives of seventy-seven people, in two attacks, the first on government buildings in central Oslo, the second on the tiny island of Utøya, thirty-eight kilometres from Oslo.

March 3, 2011

Islamophobia and progressive values

Islamophobia and progressive values draws attention to the specific role that a discourse on progressive values is playing in shaping Islamophobia.

October 7, 2010

Briefing Paper no. 4

Accelerated removals: a study of the human cost of EU deportation policies, 2009-2010 examines the 38 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe over an 18-month period and shows the human cost of EU moves to slash budgets for refugee integration and accelerate the pace of removals – thereby undermining international conventions.

July 19, 2010

Alternative Voices on Integration

This report identifies alternative voices on integration, in five European countries, bringing together the interviews and news stories with representative organisations.