The RED Network

The RED Network, is an independent research network building the RED early warning system composed of 17 Research and Civil Society Organisations in EU Member States. It aims at reporting and documenting racist and hate crime and discrimination situations and incidents, as well as positive initiatives and policy responses. i-RED is leading the RED Network.

Overall Goal

The RED (Rights Equality and Diversity) Network aims at combating racism, xenophobia and intolerance by creating an early-warning system on racism, discrimination, situation in the EU Member States, as well as on law and policies against discrimination racist violence, hate speech and stereotypes.

Main RED Network Objectives

The RED Network, is an independent research network building the RED early warning system composed of 18 Research and Civil Society Organisations in 17 Member States. It aims at critically recording and fighting stereotypes, which are the causes of racist and discriminatory attitudes, speech, actions and violent incidents. It perceives itself as a ‘watchdog’ and a reliable source of information.

The general aim of the RED network - and as a consequence its major contribution - is to address the gaps in the current socio-political state of research regarding the support of timely and effective policy responses to the issues of racism, discrimination and integration of socially marginalized minorities.

The RED portal 

The RED portal is a map-based, user friendly independent tool providing a birds’ eye overview and a comparative insight of the situation regarding racism, xenophobia and discrimination against migrants and minorities, as well as positive and policy initiatives promoting equality  in different EU Member States (17 countries are covered in the RED System 1st implementation - 2012). Its main components are the RED Early Warning System and the RED Atlas of Racism, Discrimination & Equality.

* In early 2013 the RED Network transformed into the Monioring Extremism - European Hate Crime Early Warning System and ceased its operation and updates by mid 2013 after the end of the EU funded project and due to the lack of the considerable resources required to maintain such a system.  

Since then its paradigm of a mapping system highlighting human rights alerts and trends and indexing in a eye-opener and birds' eye overview approach the situation in each country, has been widely adopted and spread in the world of advocacy., research and policy.