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.


Public consultation on supporting mobile EU citizens’ right to vote, European Commission. Deadline: 19 March 2021, midnight (CET).

CfP: Citizenship in Pandemic Times, Wayne State University. Deadline: 31 March 2021.

Scholarship: UCD Iseult Honohan Doctoral Scholarship 2020-21. Deadline: 31 March 2021, 5 PM (GMT).

Call for the Urban Citizen Fellowship 2022, Municipality of Amsterdam and NIAS-KNAW. Deadline: 15 April 2021, 12 PM (CET).

GLOBALCIT Publications

Report on Citizenship Law: Eswatini

Report on Citizenship Law: Kosovo

Report on Citizenship Law: Albania

Working Paper: Revocation of Citizenship: The New Policies of Conditional Membership

New literature

Agata Szwed
Statelessness in the Context of the Migration Crisis in Europe: A Growing Challenge for the International Community
Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy, 2021

Rina Benmayor and Dalia Kandiyoti
Ancestry, Genealogy, and Restorative Citizenship
Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History, 2021

Beth Elise Whitaker and John Andrew Doces
Naturalise or deport? the distinct logics of support for different immigration outcomes
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2021

More studies