In Europe, being racialised is a part of everyday life for everyone. For some, being racialised can result in the marginalisation, stereotyping, exploitation, invisibilisation, and other forms of unjust treatment across all areas of life. Racialisation, as a social construct, can take place on the grounds of ethnicity, skin colour, religion, and a myriad of other factors.
We want to help create a landscape — policy, practice, regulatory and otherwise — that creates and maintains equity between the different groups we are categorised in and help dismantle racialisation as a tool of oppression.
To make sure our work meets the needs of activists and movements, we are conducting a Europe-wide consultation in the first half of 2022 to identify priorities for developing litigation projects.
We explored priorities for anti-racism in Europe on 23-24 June, with 16 participants from grassroots movements and those directly working with communities. You can read through the opportunities in more detail on our blog.
We approach all themes through an intersectional lens, centring how a person’s social or political identity and personal characteristics can combine to create different modes of discrimination, exclusion, and oppression. We will consider issues across both digital and non-digital space.
The input from the roundtables will be combined with input received through a survey we conducted between October 2021-May 2022, individual conversations, and desk research. We will publish the combined findings and share these back with communities in the fall of 2022.
We will develop our first litigation projects, starting from the priorities and opportunities identified in the consultation in late 2022.