Questions about citizenship are at the centre of academic as well as political controversies. EUDO CITIZENSHIP wants to encourage open debates based on evidence and knowledge, and conducted in a spirit of mutual respect.
EUDO CITIZENSHIP offers two online platforms where researchers, policy-makers and NGOs can submit comments:
Our Citizenship Forum invites comments written specifically for the EUDO CITIZENSHIP website on a specific question of general and long-term interest.
Our aim is to promote lively controversies about research hypotheses and findings as well as about proposals for policy reform.
Our Video Comments page collects short video statements on current citizenship news and documents presentations at EUDO CITIZENSHIP events.
We invite video comments in English on topics covered by EUDO CITIZENSHIP. Comments should be as short as possible (no more than 10 minutes).
They must be well-informed but free of technical language and academic jargon. Comments should be to the point and aim to stimulate debates but must never be offensive or insulting.
We do not provide for direct posting of comments. If you want to contribute a video comment, please send an email to EUDO.Citizenship@eui.eu including your affiliation and a brief statement what your comment will be about. We will then send you technical instructions.
Video Comments series
EUDO Citizenship consortium member René de Groot's valedictorian lecture at Maastricht University "Towards a toolbox for nationality legislation", 14 October 2016.
EUDO Co-Director Maarten Vink's inaugural lecture at Maastricht University on "elusive citizenship"
EUDO Co-Director Rainer Bauböck speaks at the Jüdisches Museum Berlin, 7 April 2014.
Italian Minister Kyenge defends her ius soli proposal at the EUI's State of the Union conference, 9 May 2013.
Immigrant Integration and Access to Citizenship, Maarten Vink, EUDO CITIZENSHIP co-director
EUDO CITIZENSHIP co-director Maarten Vink explains the link between immigrant integration and access to citizenship.
Hannes Swoboda. ACIT final conference, Brussels, 22 Februray 2013
Italy and the Rights of Others. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University,
16 November 2012.
Access to citizenship and political rights of the emigrants, immigrants, and their descendants. A conversation with Guido Tintori, NYU and Nadia Urbinati, Columbia.
Comments on electoral rights and vote of non-residents, EUDO Dissemination Conference 2011 on Inclusive Democracy in Europe, European Parliament, 9-10 November 2011.
Panel 1: External electoral rights for non-residents (in the EU and in Third Countries).The Evolution of Electoral Law and Democratic Norms
External Voting: European Trends and Democratic Concerns, Rainer Bauböck, EUI
Panel 2 – Internal Electoral Rights for Non-Citizen Residents (TCN and EU Citizens Residing in Other MS). The Evolution of Electoral Law and Democratic Norms
How and Why Do Non-Citizen Voting Rights Matter in the EU? Jo Shaw, University of Edinburgh
Electoral Rights for Non-Citizen Residents in Ireland: Reflections on the 2004 and 2009 Local Elections and Beyond, Fidele Mutwarasibo, Immigrant Council of Ireland
Panel 4 – Mobilizing the Vote of Non-Residents and Naturalised Immigrants.Voter Turnout and Electoral Impact
Electoral participation of citizen immigrants in European Union countries, Stéfanie André, Tilburg University
Watch the other panels and the keynote speech by Shirley Williams here.
Comments on Citizenship in Europe and the ECJ judgment in the Rottmann, Zambrano and McCarthy cases
Dimitry Kochenov talks at University College London on A Real European Citizenship: the ECJ Opening a New Chapter in the Development of the Union in Europe. This talk is based on an article on the recent developments in EU citizenship law forthcoming in Columbia Journal of European Law (Vol. 18, Issue 1, Fall 2011).
Comments on Citizenship in Europe (Conference held at University of Rome III)
Rainer Bauböck talks on Multilayered Citizenship in the EU at the conference Giornate per l'Europa-Cittadinanza dell'Unione: un puzzle da comporre, Faculty of Political Science, University of Rome III, 11-13 May 2011
Virginie Guiraudon talks on National and European Citizenship still bound at the hip? at the conference Giornate per l'Europa-Cittadinanza dell'Unione: un puzzle da comporre, Faculty of Political Science, University of Rome III, 11-13 May 2011
Dimitry Kochenov talks on Tensions between Member States' nationality and European Citizenship at the conference Giornate per l'Europa-Cittadinanza dell'Unione: un puzzle da comporre, Faculty of Political Science, University of Rome III, 11-13 May 2011
Comments on the ECJ judgment in the Zambrano case
On 8 March 2011 the European Court of Justice decided that third country national parents of a child who is an EU citizen have a right to residence and access to employment in the country of which the child is a national. The judgment expands the scope of rights derived from EU citizenship to situations that were previously considered to be internal to member states and regulated by their national laws. It also challenges so-called reverse discrimination of EU citizens who reside in their country of citizenship and have not made use of their free movement rights.
Links to the full text of the judgment and the opinion of the Attorney General
The Zambrano Case: towards a "Family Citizenship"?
by Keiva Carr (EUI)
Johanna Croon comments on the Zambrano Case
Alice Margaria comments on the Zambrano Case
Future Impact of Zambrano
by Stephen Coutts (EUI)
EUDO Citizenship Video presentations
EUDO Dissemination Conference 18-19 November 2010 in Brussels
Watch the presentations by Rainer Bauböck, Rainer Münz, Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea and Tony Venables at the EUDO CITIZENSHIP panel
Download the powerpoint presentation by Rainer Bauböck and Iseult Honohan on "Access to citizenship in Europe: birthright and naturalisation"
Download the powerpoint presentation by Rainer Münz "Citizenship in a European Context"