Governing and experiencing citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia

Final conference of the GOVCIT project

Time: Tuesday, 24 September 2019 09:00-16:00

Governing and experiencing citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia

​What are the relationships between policies and laws on citizenship and experiences of belonging, recognition and sense of community? The Governing and Experiencing Citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia (GOVCIT) project has studied relationships between citizenship and integration, by examining policies, lived experiences and interactions between them. During the final conference, the research team will present key insights and findings from the project. The GOVCIT insights will be put into dialogue with reflections on Solidarity in Diverse Societies which Will Kymlicka will discuss in his key note presentation. 

​Tuesday 24 September, 09:00-16:00, Vega Scene.


08.45     Coffee/tea

09.00     Welcome and introduction (Grete Brochmann, University of Oslo)

09.10     The 'Governing and Experiencing Citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia' research project (Marta Bivand Erdal, Peace Research Institute Oslo)

09.40     Presentation of GOVCIT findings 1: Perceptions of ideal and actual naturalization requirements (Arnfinn H. Midtbøen, Institute for Social Research)

10.00     Presentation of GOVCIT findings 2: Explaining attitudes to citizenship rules in Scandinavia (Per Mouritsen, Aarhus University)

10.20     Coffee break

10.40     Presentation of GOVCIT findings 3: Institutional trust and inclusion in multicultural Scandinavia (TBC)

11.00     Q&A

11.45     Lunch

12.45     Solidarity in Diverse Societies (Key note by Will Kymlicka, Queen's University, Canada)

13.20     Q&A

13.35     Presentation of GOVCIT findings 4: Dual citizenship, integration and belonging (Marta Bivand Erdal)

13.55     Coffee break

14.15     Presentation of GOVCIT findings 5: (TBC) (Pieter Bevelander, Malmö University)

14.35     Q&A

14.50     Concluding panel discussion, with Q&A and discussion with audience

15.45     Closing remarks

16.00     End of conference