EMN Ireland/ESRI Online Conference

Supporting Integration: Access to Citizenship in Ireland and the EU

8 December 2020

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Conference Agenda 

9:30 Welcome
Frances McGinnity, Associate Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute

9.35 Keynote: Citizenship acquisition and labour market outcomes of migrants
Maarten Vink, European University Institute and Co-Director of the Global Citizenship

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10.05 Questions and Answers  

Session 1: Pathways to Citizenship 
Frances McGinnity, Associate Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute

10.10 EMN Ireland study on Pathways to citizenship through naturalisation in Ireland
Róisín Dunbar, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway (formerly EMN Ireland)

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10.30 Irish citizenship: An overview of recent developments
Catherine Cosgrave, Immigrant Council of Ireland

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10.50 Pathways to citizenship for third-country nationals in Finland
Tuukka Lampi, EMN Finland

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11.10 Questions and Answers

11.25 Coffee Break 

Session 2: Citizenship, requirements and integration 
Chair: Aonghus O’Connor, Principal Officer, Immigration Service Delivery, Department of Justice

11.40 Conceptions of citizenship and criteria for naturalisation
Iseult Honohan, University College Dublin

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12.00 International practices on civics and language requirements linked to naturalisation
Michał Polakowski, EMN Ireland/Economic and Social Research Institute

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12.20 Deserving citizenship in Germany and the Netherlands: Citizenship tests in liberal democracies
Ricky van Oers, Radboud University, Netherlands

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12.40 Questions and Answers  

13.00 Close