The CRER research programme has traditionally focused on research into ethnic relations and racial discrimination in Britain. In recent years, the Centre has developed a strong comparative European dimension to its work, supported by the thriving Marie Curie Fellowship programme. The Centre's research is currently organised around a core research programme comprising four major themes: Migration and Citizenship; Economic Change and Racial Discrimination; Theories of Multiculturalism; and Ethnic Mobilisation and the Nation State.

The Centre also undertakes a wide range of research projects on such issues as changing demographic patterns, ethnic minority health, education, employment, housing, community care and leisure. The Centre's project research programme is sponsored by a wide range of bodies including government departments, health authorities and trusts, local authorities, police and probation services, the private sector, trade unions and the voluntary sector.


CRER is currently pursuing its research themes through a number of diverse projects which include the Muslims in Prisons project with
studies taking place in both Britain and France, Community Media: A Comparative Study, European Asylum Policies and Statistics, and Refugees as Social Actors.

Project profiles:

Minority Formation and Cultural Diversity in European Nation-states

Ethnic Minority Specific Youth Crime: Prevention and Good Practice

Ethnic Minorities and the British Electoral System

Ethnic Identity and Citizenship with Special Reference to Muslims in Britain and Europe

Race Relations Legislation in Britain and France

Ethnic Minorities and the Alter-Globalisation Movement

Muslim Councils in the UK and France

La gestion des émeutes: leçons d'Outre Manche

Muslims in European Prisons

Immigrants and Refugees

A Different Reality: Minority Struggle in British Cities

Transnationalism and Development

The Social Geography of South Asians in Britain

Managing Diversity in Northern Towns

Profile of the Housing and Socio-Economic Circumstances of BME People in Wales 1991-2001

Geography of Poor Skills and Access to Work

Economic Development within the South Yorkshire BME Community

The Equity of GP provision in Coventry

The Evidence Base on Faith Communities

Regional Profiles of the Workforce by Ethnicity and Migrant Workers

New Incomer Communities - Housing Demands & Associated Needs

The Peculiarities of the Balkan Political Culture

Alterglobalisation Movement

Muslim Women and Politics in Britain and France

Traumatised Refugees in Europe

Integration Indicators and Generational Change

Immigration in Rome

Muslims in Prison

Community Media: A Comparative Study

National Employment Strategies towards migrants and ethnic minorities (NatEmp)

Institutions for the Economic Participation of Refugees (Refeco)

Overview of the immigration, integration and asylum and refugee policies of EU member states (MigPol)

Prevention and fight against trafficking: institutional developments in Europe (RefTra)

Refugee Women: the reception and integration regimes in Europe (RefWom)