History, International relations, Political science, Political theory

Course date

8 July - 19 July, 2013
28 February, 2013
The application deadline expired. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Experiences of past course participants

2012 participants said…

"The course provided a comprehensive picture on the state of art in terms of citizenship laws and practices in the EU. It balanced theoretical knowledge with real-life examples from various countries and all in all was both a valuable source of information and a fun time."

"Citizenship is indirectly involved in the topic of my research and this course provided me with some important
theories and debates in the domain."

"The content of the course covered my research interests, both students and professors helped with the
development of my research ideas, thus I gained much from participating in the summer school."

The most important things you learnt during the 2012 course…

"How differently lawyers and non-lawyers approach the same issues. It certainly helped thinking outside the 'legal

"I became familiar with the legal aspects of being a citizen."

"The deep philosophical roots of the principles of jus soli and jus sanguinis. Agreement with the jus soli principle means the agreement with the fact that a person stop his ethnic inheritance."

2011 participants said…

I was able to familiarize with the basic terminology of citizenship studies and with in-depth theories pertaining to it. Coming from a political science background, we tend to touch on these issues only marginally. So it was really useful for me to get a glimpse of the whole debate from theories, demographics, history and empirical case studies.”

"It was useful in a) getting some deeper insights into relevant literature and b) from the point of view of getting in touch with scholars in the field. Some of the discussions in class also provided me with ideas and input for my research."

“The course was useful for my research development because one could have comprehensive overview over the matter and that is what I needed at this stage of the research. Lot of different questions have been opened and discussed and I find it very useful.

The course was very helpful for me in terms of forming theoretical background for my PhD thesis.”

The course helped me in the way of consultations and intensive communications with CEU as well as visiting professors.

The most important things you learnt during the 2011 course…

- the core principles of citizenship theory, practical application in the countries of Central and Easter Europe, but also broader

- The most important things were the exchange of ideas with my colleagues and lecturers, understanding new trends and developments in my field.

- differences in citizenship policies in Western and Eastern Europe

- citizenship policies in Moldova and Israel

- de and re-ethnicization of citizenship

- how to use the EUDO citizenship website

- there is a difference between dual and external kin-state citizenship