European Citizenship at the Crossroads: Enhancing European Cooperation on Acquisition and Loss of Nationality

Friday, 5 December 2014
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This paper was prepared as a Policy Brief for discussion at the final conference of the project on Involuntary Loss of European Citizenship: Exchanging Knowledge and Identifying Guidelines for Europe, 11-12 December 2014. Co-funded by the European Commission’s DG for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights, the ILEC project has aimed to establish a framework for debate on international norms on involuntary loss of nationality. For more information visit:

Dr. Sergio Carrera is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Section at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. Dr. Gerard-René de Groot is a Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law in Maastricht, Aruba and Hasselt.