Perspective on “Second Generations” in Today’s Italy: To Be or not to Be a Citizen?

Access to citizenship is crucial for many children and young people with a migration background who were born and/or grew up in Italy, usually referred to as “second generations”. Shifting the discourse from migration to citizenship may have important implications for rethinking their path to this legal status in a more inclusive way. In this context, this contribution analyses the proposed Bill no. 255 of 16 January 2023, which departs both from the “organic model” that has traditionally characterised Italian law in this area and from the idea of citizenship as a “reward” for well-integrated migrants.

Barbara Giovanna Bello
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