John Wrench

John Wrench is Senior Scientific Officer at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, (FRA) in Vienna., currently on leave of absence from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, where he is Professor at the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies.


He has researched and published for many years in the area of ethnic discrimination and inclusion in the labour market at a European comparative level, first at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, and later at the Danish Centre for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He has also carried out a number of research commissions in the area of employment integration and exclusion in Europe on behalf of the International Labour Office and the European Commission.


Working as senior researcher at the FRA, he is responsible for designing, commissioning and supervising European comparative research projects in the area of fundamental rights, and preparing the resulting reports for publication. He also has principal responsibility for the production of the Annual Reports of the Agency, which present an overview of developments in the area of racism, xenophobia and discrimination, as well as other fundamental rights issues, in the EU each year.



His publications include:

Karen Kraal, Judith Roosblad and John Wrench (eds) (2009)  Equal Opportunities and Ethnic Inequality in European Labour Markets: Discrimination, Gender and Policies of Diversity Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam

John Wrench (2007)  Diversity Management and Discrimination: Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the EU. Ashgate, Aldershot

John Wrench and Tariq Modood  (2001)  The Effectiveness of Employment Equality Policies in Relation to Migrants and Ethnic Minorities in the UK International Labour Office, Geneva 

John Wrench, Andrea Rea and Nouria Ouali (eds) (1999)  Migrants, Ethnic Minorities and the Labour Market: Integration and Exclusion in Europe Macmillan, London

John Wrench (1997) European Compendium of Good Practice for the Prevention of Racism at the Workplace Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg 

John Wrench (1996)  Preventing Racism at the Workplace Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg

John Wrench and John Solomos (eds) (1993) Racism and Migration in Western Europe Berg, Oxford





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