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.


Workshop: Revocation of Citizenship: The New Policies of Conditional Membership. European University Institute, Florence (Italy), 25 March 2020.

Summer courses: Statelessness. Tilburg University (Netherlands). 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

Martijn van den Brink
A Qualified Defence of the Primacy of Nationality of European Union Citizenship
International & Comparative Law Quarterly

Agnieszka Weinar
European Citizenship and Identity Outside of the European Union. Europe Outside Europe?

Heli Askola
Copying Europe? Integration as a Citizenship Requirement in Australia
International Migration Review

More studies