Annie Niessen

Annie Niessen
University of Pennsylvania | UP · Department of Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy
PhD in Political Science (EU integration) - Postdoctoral researcher at UPenn, Maître de conférences at ULiège

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Introduction
PhD candidate in Political Sciences (European studies) at the University of Liège, Belgium.
Additional affiliations
September 2021 - present
University of Pennsylvania
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2017 - June 2021
University of Liège
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2015 - November 2015
University of Liège
Position
  • Contributing Writer
Education
September 2013 - September 2015
University of Liège
Field of study
  • Communication / European studies / International relations / Languages

Publications

Publications (15)
Article
L’identité européenne, ou l’européanité, d’un Etat conditionne, en tout premier lieu, son éligibilité à l’Union, tel que stipulé à l’article 49 du Traité sur l’Union européenne. Malgré le caractère polysémique du terme « européen », aucune définition claire de ces notions n’a pourtant été fournie dans les traités communautaires, la jurisprudence eu...
Conference Paper
According to Article 49(1) of the Treaty on the European Union, any State wishing to apply for EU membership must be “European”, a preliminary eligibility condition which has been enshrined in EU law since the Treaty of Rome. Yet, the qualifier “European” has never been explicitly or institutionally defined, despite the fact that it may take on var...
Presentation
Two-hour guest lecture given at the University of Amsterdam within the framework of Prof. Robin de Bruin's course "Democracy in the European Union". During the lecture, I first explained the eligibility conditions to the European Union before focusing on the political condition. Then, I tackled the construction of the institutional discourse and eu...
Conference Paper
According to Article 49 of the Treaty on the European Union, a state wishing to join the EU must be “European”. In other words, Europeanness is the first requirement for a state to be considered eligible for EU membership. Although written into EU law since the Treaty of Rome (Article 237 §1), the qualifier “European” has never been explicitly or i...
Poster
European identity is the first condition for a State to be considered eligible to EU membership. Indeed, Article 49 of the Treaty on the European Union, which regulates the application process for EU membership, enshrines that a State must be ‘European’, without specifying the meaning(s) attached to such a qualifier. Various interpretations were pr...
Conference Paper
Article 49 of the Treaty on the European Union prescribes that a State wishing to join the EU must be “European”. In other words, European identity, or Europeanness, is the first condition for a State to be considered eligible for EU membership. Enshrined in EU law since the Treaty of Rome (Article 237 §1), the qualifier “European” has never been e...
Presentation
Article 49 of the Treaty on the European Union prescribes that a state wishing to join the EU must be “European”. In other words European identity, or Europeanness is the first condition for a State to be considered eligible for EU membership. Although written into EU law since the Treaty of Rome (Article 237 §1), the qualifier “European” has never...
Conference Paper
Since its inception, the European Union (EU) has pushed its borders by pursuing a European unification process. Within this framework, Article 49 of the Treaty on the European Union enshrines that any State which is “European” can be eligible for membership of the EU. In other words, the State must belong to “Europe”, a fundamental condition that i...
Conference Paper
L'identité européenne est indéniablement au cœur de l'intégration européenne. En effet, l'article 49 du Traité sur l'Union européenne stipule que tout Etat qui souhaite devenir membre de l'Union européenne doit être " européen ". En d'autres termes, l'identité européenne, ou l'européanité, d'un Etat et son appartenance à l'Europe conditionnent, en...
Conference Paper
“Europe” and “Europeanness” have always been key notions in the construction process of the European Union (EU). Indeed, Article 49 of the Treaty on the European Union enshrines as primary condition that a State must be “European” to be eligible for EU membership. However, there is neither a consensual nor an official definition of this term which...
Chapter
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Since David Cameron’s announcement for a referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union widely reinforced Britain’s reputation as a ‘eurosceptic’ and difficult Member State. This Chapter explores the ‘English paradox’, i.e. the United Kingdom’s ever-present demands for EU reforms paired with a relative compliance when...
Thesis
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Since David Cameron’s announcement for an 'in/out' referendum, Britain’s membership of the European Union has been in jeopardy. This recent crisis in the UK-EEC/EU relationship is far from being the first one. Indeed, the UK has acquired the reputation of a difficult Member State since his accession in 1973. My dissertation explores this relationsh...

Projects

Projects (5)
Archived project
Archival research in individual fonds (Jean Monnet, Robert Schuman, Jacques Delors, Robert Marjolin, etc.)
Archived project
I spent two months in the European Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Professor Michael Wintle in order to carry out research on the history of Europe and the shaping of the notion of Europe.
Archived project
I carried out research at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence in order to peruse the archives of the EEC institutions on the topics of enlargements and Europeanness. Financed by the Vibeke Sørensen grant of the European University Institute and the European Commission.