GLOBALCIT 2021 Highlights

Our highest ever viewing figures

In the course of 2021, the GLOBALCIT website received over 80,000 visits by 59,000 users from 213 countries and territories worldwide. While a majority of visits came from Europe (44,500), there was also significant traffic from the Americas (17,000) and Asia (13,000), as well as from Africa (3,500) and Oceania (2,000).

GLOBALCIT Citizenship Law Dataset launch

The new GLOBALCIT Citizenship Law Dataset garnered over 1,000 unique visits in its first month online, following the launch on 2 December 2021. For a brief introduction to the Dataset, see this blog post. For a more elaborate introduction to the comparative methodology and presentation of some major patterns arising from the Dataset, see this working paper.


25 blog posts were published on the GLOBALCIT blog last year. The most popular posts were Ana Rita Gil’s piece on the 2020 amendments to the Portuguese Nationality Act (4,500 views), Peter Spiro’s on COVID-19 and the future of dual citizenship (2,500), and Henio Hoyo’s on citizenship and constitutional reform in Mexico (1,500).


Over the year, GLOBALCIT organised seven in-person seminars and six webinars on topics ranging from investor citizenship to statelessness. In December, we also hosted a hybrid workshop on migrant (dis)enfranchisement, jointly organised with colleagues from the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute Geneva.

GLOBALCIT publications

GLOBALCIT published 27 reports, including – in collaboration with our five new regional coordinators – 17 reports on domestic citizenship law around the world (taking our total number of country reports to 145) and nine reports on the political participation of mobile EU citizens. We also published three working papers, two forum debates, two book review symposia, and a policy brief.