Final Workshop: Democratic Participation of Mobile Electorates

30 May 2023

Colégio Almada Negreiros, Room 209, Nova University of Lisbon

All times are local (Lisbon)

To attend the event, please register online at

To join online, please register and contact Dr Theresa Reidy at [email protected] for the Zoom link.

11.15 – 11.30 Welcome coffee

11.30 – 11.45  Welcome and overview of MobilEU

Åsa von Schoultz (University of Helsinki)

11. 45 – 13.00 Panel one: Homeland Politics

Chair: Eva Østergaard-Nielsen (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Discussant: Theresa Reidy (University College Cork)

Connecting the Dots: Bridging non-resident citizens’ modes of participation and homeland politics

Sebastián Umpierrez de Reguero (Tallinn University and Autonomous University of Madrid) and Sorina Soare (University of Florence)

How the level of democracy in the destination country and its policies to integrate migrants in politics affect engagement in homeland politics among emigrants from democratic countries. Evidence from Belgian, Finnish, Polish and Portuguese emigrants.

Josefina Sipinen, Peter Söderlund and Åsa von Schoultz (University of Helsinki)

Are Estonians the Real True Finns? Populist Political Mobilisation Among Non-National Voters

Mari-Liis Jakobson (Tallinn University)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Panel two: Voting Modalities: Patterns, insights, reforms

Chair: Klaudia Wegschaider (Oxford University)

Discussant: Daniela Vintila (University of Liège)

The Impact of the Census Reform on Portuguese Citizens Living Abroad: A Comparative Study of Consulates’ Registration and Voting Turnout Rates.

João Cancela (Nova University of Lisbon), José Santana Pereira (ISCTE-IUL), João Bernardo Narciso de Sousa (ISCTE-IUL); Carla Luís (CES- University of Coimbra)

Towards the fairer and more representative electoral system for non-resident voters. The case of Poland and Lithuania. 

Magdalena Lesińska (University of Warsaw)

The Municipality-level dataset of the European Elections of 2019: Territorial and demographic analyses

Guido Tintori, Policy (Joint Research Centre, Demography, Migration and Governance Unit, European Commission)

15.15-15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 16.45 Panel three: Mining MobilEU

Chair: Staffan Himmelroos (University of Helsinki)

Discussant: Marco Lisi (Nova University of Lisbon)


Ekaterina Rashkova (Utrecht University) and Adrian Favero (University of Groningen)

Institutions or experience? A study exploring views on political rights for non-resident citizens from five European countries.

Josefina Sipinen, Peter Söderlund and Åsa von Schoultz (University of Helsinki)

Swamped: exploring resistance to emigrant enfranchisement in the Republic of Ireland

Theresa Reidy (University College Cork)

16.45-17.15     Roundtable: Publication planning

Chairs: Marco Lisi (Nova University of Lisbon) Theresa Reidy (University College Cork), Daniela Vintila (University of Liège)