The project, coordinated by the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (FSM–SFM) from Neufchatel, originated an international network that involves research centres in several European countries (FIERI, University of Coimbra, University for Applied Sciences of Brema, University of Poitiers, Centre d’études de l’Ethnicité et des migrations at the University of Liegi, Imes at the University of Amsterdam). The first objective of this network was to produce an “inventory” of transnational practices undergoing in the European countries that participate in the project through an analysis of research already carried out and interviews with key participants and immigrants from the most important foreign populations (in Italy Rumanians and Moroccans). The project was approved by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and was presented to national CNR (National Research Centres) for funding. The project regarding Italy was funded by the CNR and developed by FIERI in cooperation with the IRPPS (Research Centre for Population and Social Policy).
Full results of the NATAC project were published in two volumes edited by Rainer Bauböck, Eva Ersbøll, Kees Groenendijk and HaraldWaldrauch (eds.) “Acquisition and Loss of Nationality. Volume 1: Comparative Analyses – Policies and Trends in 15 European Countries” and ” Acquisition and Loss of Nationality. Volume 2: Country Analyses“, Amsterdam University Press, IMISCOE series, 2006.