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EMN Annual National Conference in Luxembourg: Citizenship as a Value

01/10/2020 at 09:00
01/10/2020 at 16:00

The European Migration Network (EMN) will hold its next Annual National Conference online on 1 October. Its chosen focus is “citizenship as a value”.

Citizenship as a concept makes us think about national identity, emotions caused by belonging to this identity, and civil and political engagement and rights. It has become a concept that divides societies into two groups: those who have it, and those who don’t. Building on its own research in access to citizenship for third-country nationals and the national debates and legislative changes in Luxembourg over the last few years, the conference will comprise three panels.

The first panel will provide insights on citizenship regulations in several countries, addressing the following questions:

  • Are there any points of convergence between the countries?
  • What are the related debates taking place in societies of the Greater Region?
  • Have there been any recent changes to citizenship laws?

The second panel will discuss citizenship in the context of Brexit; the first time a Member State has ever left the European Union. It will ask:

  • What measures have been taken by the Government to provide for the residence and employment rights of UK citizens living and working in Luxembourg?
  • What are the feelings of UK citizens living in Luxembourg on Brexit and the loss of the EU citizenship?

The third and final panel will be dedicated to discussing access to citizenship for stateless persons, specifically the access to nationality of stateless children. EMN Luxembourg has been chairing the EMN Platform on Statelessness for five years since it was established.

To learn more about the event, click here (draft agenda can be found here).

To register immediately please follow this link.

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