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Citizenship Glossary

The EUDO CITIZENSHIP glossary provides definitions and explanations of frequently used concepts and technical terms in our web-based observatory.


It is not an inventory of terms as they are used in the different nationality laws, since these frequently employ different terms for identical substantive rules. Instead, we attempt to introduce a standardized terminology that makes it possible to compare modes of acquisition and loss of nationality across countries.



The European Migration Network (EMN) has also developed a useful glossary with common definitions and understanding of terms in the field of asylum and migration. It provides translations of key terms into the official EU languages.

Click here to have access to EMN's glossary. Note that this is a DRAFT WORKING VERSION.