Project Info: About the Consortium and Network


EUDO CITIZENSHIP is an observatory within the European Union Observatory on Democracy (EUDO) web platform hosted at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence.

It is co-directed by Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Department of Political and Social Sciences) Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh Law School) and Maarten Vink (University of Maastricht).

EUDO CITIZENSHIP at a glance: Consult our 2015 Fact Sheet

EUDO CITIZENSHIP launching conference
Florence, January 2009 
  The Consortium, Edinburgh, January 2010 EUDO Dissemination Conference, Florence, November 2015


The Consortium in charge of the EUDO CITIZENSHIP observatory involves five partner institutions:

- European University Institute, Florence (Italy)

- University College Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

- University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Scotland)

- Maastricht University, Maastricht (Netherlands)

- Migration Policy Group, Brussels (Belgium)

For a list of the consortium's collaborators, click here.

For a list of the Country Experts in charge of the various country reports, click here.

EUDO CITIZENSHIP is supported and internally evaluated by an Advisory Board.

For the period January 2009 – June 2010, EUDO CITIZENSHIP was mainly financed by the EUCITAC project funded by the European Fund for the Integration of the non-EU immigrants (EIF, Directorate General for Freedom, Security and Justice of the European Commission).

in 2010-2012, EUDO CITIZENSHIP has been selected by the European Fund for the Integration of non-EU immigrants for financing our research project Access to citizenship and its impact on immigrant integration (ACIT).

In 2012, EUDO CITIZENSHIP was selected by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament to conduct research and write a report on the franchise and electoral participation of third country citizens residing in the European Union, and of European citizens in third countries (FRACIT project). 

In 2013-2015, the Observatory contributed to the ILEC project on Involuntary Loss of European Citizenship, funded by the European Commission’s DG Justice and coordinated by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). 

An important source of continuous support for EUDO CITIZENSHIP since 2009 has been the CITMODES project of the British Academy.

EUDO CITIZENSHIP builds on earlier projects analysing citizenship laws and policies in Europe, both in old and new member states of the EU.

Read more about EUDO-Citizenship in an interview with the project director Rainer Bauböck for EURASYLUM.

EUDO CITIZENSHIP was launched at the January 2009 conference in Florence.