Professor Jo Shaw speaks at EUDO Dissemination Conference

Professor Jo Shaw spoke as part of a panel at the European Union Democracy Observatory (EUDO) Dissemination Conference on Inclusive Democracy in Europe on 9 & 10 November 2011.

Professor Jo Shaw spoke as part of a panel at the European Union Democracy Observatory (EUDO) Dissemination Conference on Inclusive Democracy in Europe on 9 & 10 November 2011.

Jo Shaw spoke on the importance of EU law in providing a framework within which to examine the significance of giving the right to vote to non-citizens. Her presentation formed a 3-part panel on the topic of Internal Electoral Rights for Non-Citizen Residents (TCN and EU Citizens Residing in Other MS). The Evolution of Electoral Law and Democratic Norms, with peers from the Migration Policy Group and the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

The Conference took place in the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels in order to fully connect EUDO activities to the EU Institutions. It aimed to disseminate comparative and updated knowledge about external electoral rights for non-resident citizens (in the EU and in third countries), internal electoral rights for non-citizen residents and how electoral rights influence the evolution and perception of EU citizenship as well new instruments and trends in political participation in the European Union. The conference was supported and chaired by members of two key European Parliament committees - LIBE and AFCO.

Prof Shaw’s presentation, along with other presentations from the conference, can be seen on the EUDO website.

Information taken from the EUDO Citizenship website.