Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) Online Classroom

The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) is pleased to announce the launch of the ISI Online Classroom through the six-week pilot course:

An introduction to childhood statelessness and promoting every child’s right to a nationality.


Since the covid-19 pandemic has forced us to indefinitely postpone the 9th edition of our Statelessness Summer Course, as well as our new Advanced Course on Childhood Statelessness, ISI would like to offer learners the opportunity to take part in a carefully designed online course aiming to address the importance of protecting and promoting the child’s right to a nationality and draw an overall global picture of childhood statelessness, focusing on the intersecting issues of discrimination, birth registration, the SDGs and (forced) migration. Given the nexus between nationality issues and asylum/migration, this course may be of interest to subscribers to this listserv.

Comprising of 6 Learning Units, the course will launch on Friday 26 June and a new Unit will be made available each week according to the following schedule, ending with a wrap-up and optional final assignment posted on 10 August:

Learners are invited to work on each Unit at their own pace and at a time that suits them. The Units contain a mix of readings and multimedia (podcasts and video), as well as a quiz and/or short discussion assignment. Course participants will be able to interact with one another via a discussion board in the ISI Online Classroom and pose questions relating to the course topics to the ISI team.

ISI is not charging any fees for participation in this pilot course, but prior registration through a Gmail account is required. All course participants will be asked to complete a short evaluation to provide feedback that will help ISI to further develop and improve its online learning.

Click here to register to join the ISI Online Classroom this summer and participate in this course. Any questions about the programme can be directed towards

Dr. Laura van Waas

Co Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion