Louise van Schaik

Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs/ Senior Research Fellow


  • Europe in the World
  • Migration
  • Sustainability
  • Health


  • Europe
  • The Netherlands

Louise van Schaik is Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs. She also coordinates Clingendael research in the field of climate change and sustainable development. In her research she has extensively analysed the EU’s performance in multilateral bodies, including in the fields of climate change, health and food standards. She has also published on related research areas such as EU foreign policy, EU climate change and energy policy, EU research policy, scarcity of natural resources and green growth.

Louise has published various policy reports, books, academic articles and commentaries. She regularly gives presentations and lectures to various groups of professionals. She was responsible for the acquisition and implementation of several research projects for governments, (international) foundations, the private sector, and others.

She has a Master's degree in Public Administration from Leiden University (2003) and a PhD in Political Science from the KU Leuven (2010). Prior to joining Clingendael in 2006, she was a Research Fellow at CEPS, the Brussels-based think tank, for four years.

My work



Europe in the World

World Climate and Security Report 2020

13 February 2020 - 16:15
Europe in the World

The Arctic Elephant: Europe & geopolitics of the high north

14 November 2019 - 15:02
Europe in the World

Welcoming and resisting China's growing role in the UN

08 February 2019 - 09:00

Are the Dutch going green?

21 January 2019 - 12:46
Europe in the World

A United Nations with Chinese characteristics?

18 December 2018 - 15:36
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Ecological Peace in the Middle East: #Doable

04 July 2019 - 20:00

Climate Security (livestream)

02 July 2019 - 15:00

Hague Talks: Klimaatveiligheid een wereldwijde inspanning?

20 February 2019 - 19:00

Planetary Security Conference 2019: #Doable

19 February 2019 - 09:00

De vaart naar Brussel

11 October 2018 - 14:00

Landscape restoration and migration in Africa

17 September 2018 - 15:30
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