I personally think they should also keep record or marks of all crimes committed by refugees/immigrants on their respective country towards hosting count
ry. Or that is what we should do?!
A new European website called Red-network.eu is aiming to be a central location for people to report incidents relating to racism, xenophobia and discrimination, as well as being an information portal relating to racist incidents across the EU.
The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) is a member of the network, and will be providing information and updates to the new site in the Irish context.
Already the resignation of the Mayor of Naas after refusing to deal with black African constituents and the display of a Nazi flag in the garden of a family home in Co Carlow are amongst the incidents relating to racism, xenophobia and discrimination in Ireland that have been recorded on Red-network.eu.
The RED Network itself behind the website is an independent research network composed of research and civil society organisations in 17 EU member states. In addition to Ireland, organisations from Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovenia and Sweden are involved in the RED Network, which is led led by the Institute for Rights, Equality and Diversity in Greece.
The site also has thesaurus section – where words and phrases associated with racism are explained in plain English.
The RED Atlas then gives a country-by-country breakdown of the situation in EU member states, including information on racist and xenophobic discourse amongst political parties in each member state.
It will also have information on:
Racism and discrimination legislation and policy implementation.
Anti-racist policies and organisations.
Racist hate crimes.
Policing, law enforcement and justice.
The demographics and economic situation of migrant and minority communities.
Migrant/minority participation in public, cultural and sporting life.
Media representation of migrant and minority communities.
“In order to combat racism, we must be able to identify and challenge it, and that’s what this new website is about. By documenting incidents of racism – and reporting on effective anti-racism initiatives – we hope to inform and influence the work of national governments, and ensure countries throughout the EU become more tolerant and inclusive.”