I graduated with a master's degree in European Studies in June 2020 at the Catholic University of Louvain. I am passionate about the European Union and linguistics. I started my PhD at ULB (Cevipol) in January 2021 under the supervision of Prof. Amandine Crespy.
From January 2021: PhD candidate in Political and Social Sciences under the supervision of Professor Amandine Crespy, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), member of the Centre d'Étude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL).
2018-2020: Master 120 in European Studies with specialization: Governance and European Societies, Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), mention at the end of the master (June 2020): Magna cum Laude
2015-2018 : Bachelor's degree in French and Romance languages and literature, Spanish orientation, minor ("mineure") in European studies, mention at the end of the bachelor's degree (June 2018): Magna cum Laude
2015 : Graduate of the Certificat d’études de l’enseignement secondaire supérieur in Dutch immersion (CESS)
- September 2020 - February 2022 : Understanding Europe Belgian Trainer - European Youth Parliament of Belgium (EYP).
- September 2020 - September 2021 : Vice Head of the UCLouvain delegation to the Canada-Quebec Europe Parliamentary Simulation (Specque).
- December 2020 – January 2021 : Research Assistant in the Qualidem Research Project (ERC grant) under the supervision of Professors V. van Ingelgom and C. Dupuy.
- October 2020 – December 2020 : Research Assistant - member of the European research project Exceptius at UCLouvain under the direction of Professor Claire Dupuy.
- February 2020 – June 2020 : Mentor for the course Contemporary political regimes (LPOLS1212) at UCLouvain University.
- January 2018 – June 2020, Mentor for the Introduction to Language Sciences course (LFIAL1530) at UCLouvain University.
- French (mother tongue)
- Dutch (B2-level, secondary education in Dutch immersion)
- English (professional proficiency)
- Spanish (professional proficiency)
- German (B1)
- Massart, T., Vos, T., Egger, C. e.a. (2021).The Resilience of Democracy in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic", Politics of the Low Countries, 2,113-137
- Massart, T. (2022). Le semestre européen, un outil d’intégration ou de fragmentation : Approche institutionnaliste du « tournant » représenté par le Semestre européen au sein de la gouvernance économique européenne. Politique européenne, 75, 68-82. https://doi.org/10.3917/poeu.075.0068
- ECPR General Conference (2021), online
- Ideas (Brussels), 2022
- EUSA (Miami), 2022
- SASE (Amsterdam), 2022
The European Union, European economic governance, the Economic and Monetary Union, Discourse analysis
My doctoral research focuses on the economic governance of the European Union. In this context, I'm interested in the normalisation of the economic governance of the Economic and Monetary Union, which no longer only includes regulation, but also fiscal transfer (since the pandemic).
In particular, I analyse the creation of the common European debt in 2020, and also the evolution of the perception around joint borrowing in Europe from the financial crisis to the pandemic. My theoretical framework articulates the concept of politicisation with discourse analysis in a discursive institutionalist perspective.
Empirically, I conduct an analysis at two levels: at the European level (the Presidents of the European institutions) and in national arenas (national parliaments and the press). I analyse parliamentary discourses and debates using frame analysis techniques.