Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT)

Through their laws on citizenship and electoral rights, states determine who belongs to the people in whose name they govern and for whom they assume responsibility vis-à-vis other states. Citizenship is thus a fundamental feature of the international state system and is frequently contested in domestic and international politics. GLOBALCIT is committed to fact-based and non-partisan analysis of citizenship laws and policies around the globe.

From 2017 GLOBALCIT is the successor of EUDO CITIZENSHIP, which started in 2009 with an initial focus on citizenship laws in the EU Member States and gradually expanded its thematic and geographic scope. The new name reflects our Observatory’s worldwide coverage.


Summer courses: Statelessness. Tilburg University. Application deadline: 15 March 2020

GLOBALCIT Publications

Report on Citizenship Law: Portugal

Report on Citizenship Law: Estonia

Report on Citizenship Law: Mozambique

Report on Citizenship Law: Uganda

Report on Citizenship Law: Angola

New literature

Marie Labussière and Maarten Vink
The intergenerational impact of naturalisation reforms: the citizenship status of children of immigrants in the Netherlands, 1995–2016
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2020

Roxana Barbulescu and Adrian Favell
Commentary: A Citizenship without Social Rights? EU Freedom of Movement and Changing Access to Welfare Rights
International Migration, 2020

John D. Graeber
Quo vadis, citizenship? A long-term assessment of policy continuity, convergence, and change in contemporary Europe
Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2020

More studies