Monthly Archives: October 2009

‘Sister’ EUDO project launches new website

CITSEE works closely with EUDO-Citizenship, a recently launched Citizenship Observatory, supported by the EUCITAC project (Access to Citizenship in Europe) and largely funded by the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals.

In Europe, each country follows its own rules in determining who its citizens are. However, the nationals of member states of the European Union are also EU citizens who enjoy rights of free movement and political participation throughout the Union. The EUDO CITIZENSHIP observatory compares the ways in which citizenship can be acquired and lost and documents policy trends such as the growing toleration of dual citizenship, the introduction of naturalisation tests, or the number of countries in which citizenship can be acquired through birth in the territory.

The observatory features new expert reports on the history and current regulation of citizenship in each country, searchable databases on nationality laws and international legal norms, a comprehensive bibliography, a forum for debates, a selection of news from the media and other useful tools and information for policy makers, NGOs and academics with an interest in citizenship policies.

CITSEE researcher Igor Stiks has already contributed to the EUDO-Citizenship Observatory as an expert on Croatia, and Jo Shaw (CITSEE PI) is co-Director of the Observatory. In the coming months, CITSEE researchers Gezim Krasniqi and Ljubica Spaskovska will contribute to the enlargement of the Observatory, as experts on Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.