Call for researchers/experts : ENAR Shadow Report – Racist Crime in Europe 2014-2018

ENAR is seeking researchers/experts to collect and analyse data at a national level within the 28 EU Member States in order to respond to an ENAR questionnaire. As an update to the 2013/2014 Shadow Report on racist crime in Europe, the focus of the research will be racially motivated crimes. The data provided through the questionnaire responses will feed into the European Shadow Report to be published in March 2019.

*UPDATE* : We are still looking for researchers, in particular in the following countries : Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Latvia, Luxembourg, Sweden. Interested applicants should send their application by 15 May.

ENAR’s annual Shadow Reports have proved to be a major tool for advocacy and coordinated action for anti-racism, towards national governments, European and international institutions, and the media.

Since the first European Shadow Report in 2004 and following subsequent changes, the findings from the Shadow Reports have fed into ENAR’s advocacy and communication at national and European levels. The reports are unique, in that they bring together the latest information and developments to help build a civil society perspective on racism. The reports reflect the views of NGOs and victims of discrimination at local, national and EU levels. With statistical and comparative data, the Shadow Reports have a demonstrable impact on influencing policy development and bringing about necessary reforms.

This call covers the reporting period from 2014 to mid-2018. We are asking researchers/experts to collect and analyse reliable data and concrete cases (with dates and links to primary sources) of incidences of racist crime. The questionnaire, still in development, will focus on racially motivated crime as well as good/best practice from NGOs, governments and other stakeholders.

The researchers responding to this call are expected to :

1. Carry out research in one of the 28 EU Member States in order to respond to the ENAR questionnaire.
2. Conduct interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders and representatives from civil society.
3. Ensure and support the evidence and quality of the findings by generating a bibliography that consists of at least 20-30 sources.
4. Respond to the questionnaire on time and consult and liaise with the Senior Research Officer and ENAR Secretariat throughout the whole process.
As compensation for the duties listed above, the researchers shall receive a maximum amount of 2,000 EUR. This payment includes all administrative costs and taxes, when requested also VAT.

How to apply to this call ?

Applications should be marked “National Questionnaire Responses 2018 – your name” and should include :
- CV and letter of application, including a statement of expertise on race equality, human rights and research
- One relevant writing sample
- One reference

If you are interested in this call, please send your application by email to : Ojeaku Nwabuzo, ENAR’s Senior Research Officer : by 15 May 2018.

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