Citizenship acquisition by immigrants and their descendants: an international legal comparison – CITIZENSHIP ACQUISITION

The Swiss Confederation is commissioning a comparative study of the conditions and procedures for the acquisition of citizenship by foreign immigrants (first generation), and their descendants (second and third generation) in Europe.

The EUI is commissioned to provide an in-depth, systematic and comprehensive comparison of the conditions and procedures for naturalisation on the basis of residence for citizenship acquisition by children and young adults, and for citizenship acquisition on the basis of birth in the country, including the provision of advice and information, in 11 selected European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Supplier contextualise the findings from these country studies drawing on the data from the GLOBALCIT Citizenship Law Dataset on the conditions for citizenship in 31 European countries (all 27 EU member states, plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and the UK).

Funded by the Swiss Confederation


Ashley Mantha-Hollands, Lucas Van Der Baaren