Member summary

Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione

ASGI, founded in 1990, has four main aims. Firstly, to promote information, research and training on legal issues concerning immigration, statelessness, asylum, citizenship and discrimination, in Italy and with reference to EU and international legislations. Secondly, to formulate proposals for legislation and policy changes and promote advocacy at national, EU and international level. Thirdly to promote strategic litigation and provide legal advice. Fourthly, to cooperate with other organizations at national, EU and international level in view of the above mentioned objectives. ASGI is composed of 250 members, mainly lawyers, legal practitioners and scholars. Local sections are active in Northern, Central and Southern Italy.

Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione website

Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati

The Italian Council for Refugees, founded in 1990, is an independent, humanitarian and non profit-making organisation, under the patronage of UNHCR. CIR works with the aim of empowering actions in defense of refugees and asylum seekers' rights in Italy, in particular in favour of vulnerable groups of people such as women, victims of gender violence, unaccompanied minors and victims of torture. Among its members CIR counts important humanitarian associations, the main Italian trade unions and national and international research institutes. CIR has been carrying out extensive lobbying activity with Parliament and the Government to pass a national comprehensive law on asylum. CIR provides social protection and legal assistance to refugees and asylum seekers at its main office in Rome and through its offices all over Italy.

Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati website

Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT)

GLOBALCIT is an observatory within the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. It involves three partner institutions and its goal is to provide academics, governments, international organisations and NGOs with citizenship-related information for research and evidence-based evaluation of public policies. The GLOBALCIT website provides country reports on citizenship laws and policies worldwide, comparative citizenship analyses, working papers, case law notes, and policy briefs. In addition, GLOBALCIT has developed eight user-friendly databases on citizenship matters and three databases on electoral right. The databases on modes of acquisition and modes of loss of citizenship, for example, attempt to make legal rules for acquiring or losing citizenship comparable across countries. 

Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) website