This morning, Wednesday 7 February, MONITOR: Global Intelligence on Racism launches at the European University Institute. A multi-media magazine, MONITOR is open access, and aims to be the go-to source for research-based public debate on racism.

It will bring together NGOs, museums, and policymakers with academics to showcase the latest research and initiatives around the globe. The first issue will include an exclusive preview of new findings by the Trade Union Congress (UK) which reveal the extent of racism in the 2018 workplace.

From Donald Trump’s USA to populism in Europe, 2017 was a crisis year for racism. Yet the public do not have a source they can turn to for informed analysis. MONITOR will fill that gap.

The first issue includes:

  • Exclusive preview of a new Trade Union Congress report due in March, revealing the extent and effects of racism in the UK workplace:

‘nearly 100 percent of BME people reported that their experience of racism at work has a significant negative impact on both their work and personal lives such as loss of confidence and isolation.’

  • Unveils the discrimination against Muslims of France’s state of emergency
  • Provides new analysis on the impact of racism in Europe in the Mediterranean migration crisis

  • Reports on first MONITOR event and research briefing at the UK Houses of Parliament on antisemitism and Islamophobia in 2018
  • Opinion on xenophobia & populism in central Europe
  • podcast interview with the Director of the NGO that coined the term Islamophobia: the Runnymede Trust
  • Series of short videos by expert contributors on why their research matters in today’s world

Dr James Renton

Dr James Renton, Senior Lecturer in History at Edge Hill, who is academic advisor for Monitor Racism, said: “There is a whole world of expertise on racism that is desperately needed in public debate across the globe. I am really excited to be a part of the first magazine that will bridge that gap.”