"Our vision is of London being home to Central and Eastern European (CEE) migrants where they can make choices about their families, work and homes, and live fulfilled lives as respected members of local communities. Our mission is supporting CEE migrants who experience poverty, exploitation and social exclusion in order to help them to make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities."

Free Permanent Residency workshops for Romanians, Polish and Bulgarians

We are organising a series of events for our Polish, Romanian and Bulgarian communities in Brent, part of the Brent Eastern European Fair on the 17th of June. Knowing that Eastern Europeans are keen to find out more about securing their status in the UK after Brexit, our workshops will be on permanent residency and British […]

Free Permanent Residency workshop for Romanian speakers

We are organising a new workshop on permanent residency and British Citizenship for the Romanian community. The workshop will take place on 13th of June, at Romanian Cultural Centre, London  ( Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ), from 18:30. To reserve a place, please contact voice@eerc.org.uk.  

Free Permanent Residency workshop for Polish speakers

We are happy to invite you to another permanent workshop – on the 6th of June, from 7  – 9 pm at POSK.  During the two hours, we will go through the application process and eligibility and we will also have some time for questions.  To book a place, please contact ula@eerc.org.uk or call 020 8741 1288.

We are working towards becoming the 3rd party reporting site for hate crime

On 29 March 2017 we met with the government representatives, TellMAMA and Community Safety Trust who have been helping us to become a third party reporting site for hate crimes committed against Poles and other Eastern Europeans in London and the UK. We are committed to join the government, the civil society organisations and the criminal […]

Our guide on rights of victims and best practice in supporting them is available!

A new guide for victims of hate crime and organisations supporting them has just been published! It’s free. You can download it here: Dealing With Hate Crime March17 UKREN, our partner in the project ‘Eastern European Hate Crime Advocates’, has written a concise, no-nonsense guide describing rights of victims of hate crime, obligations of the police […]

One year after the referendum. Where are we now?

Exactly one year ago Britain had one of the most important votes in it’s history, the Brexit referendum. As the results started to come in, divided reactions portrayed a divided country. Immediately after the results, we observed a significant rise in hate crime against Eastern European nationals, Polish people in particular. Although there haven’t been any major […]

East European Resource Centre is committed to make Brexit work for EE nationals

We welcome the start of Brexit negotiations following the declaration of Article 50 by the Prime Minister. We do so in the hope that the British government takes account of the voice of Eastern Europeans living in the UK, and safeguards the best outcome for their post-Brexit future. The referendum last year brought uncertainty to many, including […]

Hate Crime advocates: What have we learned in 3 months?

Three months ago we started a pilot project: Eastern European Hate Crime Advocates, done in Partnership with Roma Support, which aims to increase reporting of hate crime and build confidence of targeted communities in the justice system. Eastern Europeans have become the new “other” in the heated immigration debate in the UK, a target for discrimination and […]

We are looking for amazing Peer Educators! Is it you?

We are looking for Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Lithuanian speakers to join our amazing team as Peer Educator volunteers. We find there is a real desire amongst migrant communities, especially amongst their more established members, to be more engaged with their co-nationals and to work together with community organisations to help the less fortunate of us. […]

Exiting the EU and Eastern Europeans

We are grateful for the opportunity we had on Wednesday, 18 January 2017, to give oral evidence in front of the Committee on Exiting the EU chaired by Hilary Benn MP. We shared a panel with “The 3 million”, an organisation which campaigns to preserve the rights of EU citizens in the UK and British […]