Nienke van Heukelingen

Research Fellow


  • Europe in the World
  • Migration


  • Europe
  • Middle East & North Africa

Nienke van Heukelingen works at Clingendael’s EU & Global Affairs Unit. In her capacity as Research Fellow, Nienke’s work primarily revolves around EU-Turkey relations as well as Turkey’s role and impact in its region. Nienke has published various policy briefs, reports, and alerts and regularly contributes to various national media (Radio 1, BNR, NOS). 

Until June 2019, Nienke worked for the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on Turkey in Brussels, where she was co-responsible for drafting the European Parliament’s Turkey report. Before joining the European Parliament, she worked at a think tank called the Wiardi Beckman Foundation and freelanced  as a journalist for various Dutch newspapers. Nienke holds a BA in Journalism, and an MA in Political History. 

My work




Het Turkse diasporabeleid in Nederland

24 April 2023 - 06:01
Conflict and Fragility

Policing the police: Libya & the EU

01 December 2022 - 12:26
Europe in the World

All eyes on Ankara

29 March 2022 - 09:36
Europe in the World

A new formula for collaboration: Turkey, the EU & North Africa

21 March 2022 - 13:42
Security and Defence

Beyond Turkey’s ‘zero problems’ policy

19 January 2022 - 10:52
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Europe in the World

Event: A new formula for collaboration- Turkey, EU & North Africa

05 April 2022 - 14:00
Europe in the World

Looking back: State of the Union Conference 2021

28 September 2021 - 13:00
Europe and the EU

Debat 'Staat van de Unie: de nabeschouwing'

20 September 2021 - 15:00
Europe and the EU

Debat: Vooruitblik Staat van de Unie 2021

08 September 2021 - 10:00
Europe in the World

State of the Union – Europe caught up in polycrisis?

02 November 2020 - 13:00