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.

August 7, 2008

European Race Bulletin no. 64

The Summer 2008 issue of the European Race Bulletin examines 'The Italian general election and its aftermath', plus an article on a death in police custody in France by Virginia MacFadyen.

May 27, 2008

European Race Bulletin no. 63

The Spring 2008 issue of European Race Bulletin examines the emergence across Europe of a new mobilisation against 'foreign criminals'.

May 8, 2008

Integration, Islamophobia and civil rights in Europe

New research finds that, contrary to public perception, the challenge to multiculturalism in Europe comes not from Muslim communities' unwillingness to integrate but from Islamophobia.

October 25, 2007

European Race Bulletin no. 61

Contains an in-depth report on the election material of the extreme-Right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) and country round-ups on anti-terrorism and human rights.

July 19, 2007

European Race Bulletin no. 60

This 'Election special' contains in depth articles on the recent elections in France and the Netherlands and country summaries covering other recent elections in Europe.

March 13, 2007

They Are Children Too: a study of Europe’s deportation policies

Liz Fekete shows how unaccompanied minors, children in families of asylum seekers and those whose parents are without the requisite papers, are being damaged by harsh target-driven deportation systems.

October 11, 2006

European Race Bulletin no.57

Islamophobia, xenophobia and the climate of hate documents examples of populist campaigns against mosques, Muslim meeting places and even burial places in Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. A section on 'national security, anti-terrorist measures and civil rights' draws attention to the rise of racial and religious profiling within criminal justice systems.

April 27, 2006

European Race Bulletin no. 55

'Asylum: from deterrence to criminalisation' by Frances Webber draws attention to the threat posed to international conventions by the adoption of a penal framework to prevent the arrival of would-be refugees in Europe and to aid the departure of failed asylum seekers.

February 21, 2006

European Race Bulletin no.54

'France inflamed: riots and reactions' examines the riots in the deprived French banlieues that took place in October and November 2005 that had reverberations across the EU. And, once again, questions of integration and segregation are being discussed in ways that place security rather than justice at the centre of that debate.

December 14, 2005

European Race Bulletin no. 53

'Fighting fascism, preserving democracy' examines the growth of racist and far-Right parties in seventeen EU countries, and Norway and Switzerland.