|Ethnicity and Communities|
Ethnicity is a key element of an individuals identity. Within a society, sometimes as a result of a process of migration, ethnicity has implications for social inclusion and access to rights at both the national and international level
Work in this area will focus on key UK developments and networks at both policy and civil society levels with the aim of building the British Council Information Resource to support activities of the global governance network and enable us to positively demonstrate that the UK is an ethnically diverse society.
In February and March 2003 we will hold a series of consultation meetings with Minority Ethnic Diaspora and Faith Communities across the UK, incororating research , to assist the British Council in developing a long term strategy for engagement with diverse UK Communities. This will contribute to the continued development of the UK component of the Connecting Futures initiative http://www.connectingfutures.com
(Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism) http://www.fairuk.org
Institute EU Accession Monitoring Program - Monitoring Minority
Protection in the EU: The Situation of Muslims in the UK http://www.eumap.org/reports/2002/content/09
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) http://www.minorityrights.org/ works to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities.They have recently published a report Muslims in Britain which is available as hard copy or by downloading a pdf file from: http://www.minorityrights.org/OnlineReports/OnlineReport.asp?ID=23
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