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Citizenship and Migration: Europe's 21st Century Challenges

Radboud University

5 days
250 EUR/full
250 EUR/full
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Citizenship and migration are highly contested and politicized topics in today's Europe. Brexit, the 'migration crisis' or people dying in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach Europe's shore highlight the importance of migration issues for public and political agendas. The Citizenship and Migration: Europe's 21st Century Challenges programme is offered at the Radboud University.


Key facts:

  • In the Citizenship and Migration: Europe's 21st Century Challenges course at the Radboud University, we explore the interconnected fields of EU citizenship and EU migration law and critically examine the constructions of the categories of 'citizen' and ' migrant' with a view to understand the differences that exist between EU citizens and migrants in relation to topics such as, the possibility to physically enter or leave the EU, the right to work or seek education, the right to family reunification or the right to be treated equally.
  • While these issues are intrinsic to Western understandings of what it means to be a citizen of a nation state, the EU dimension brings new challenges to the constitutional arrangements that equally define the relationship between people and administration within a given territory. 
  • The course lectures explore how the introduction of EU citizenship - as a legal status capturing the relationship between nationals of the Member States and the EU - and the creation of a common policy on migration and asylum since 1999 challenge our assumptions about who is a citizen, where he/she belongs and what the content of citizenship is. We will equally discuss EU's claim that it is built on and committed to democratic values, human rights, and rule of law impacts on its policies and laws in the field of migration. 

Programme Structure

After this course you are able to:

  • Identify the challenges that EU citizenship and migration bring to core notions such as the state, membership, political community,
  • Gain a basic understanding of how the EU has dealt with questions of citizenship, migration and security,
  • Develop critical thinking skills to assess the existing legal framework and EU initiatives in the fields of migration and security,
  • Develop presentation and analytical skills on a topic relating to citizenship/migration/security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A background in law or social sciences is welcomed but not essential for the course. The course is designed as an introductory course addressing various aspects of citizenship, migration and security in the EU and their interlinkages. We welcome enthusiastic students with a wish to learn more about citizenship and migration and a willingness to engage actively in class discussions.
Admission Documents
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.

Early bird: € 188 / € 215deadline early bird: 1 March 2021


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